Ratio Controllers

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WILLIAMS FIRE & HAZARD CONTROL® (WILLIAMS) Ratio Controllers are modified venturi foam proportioners that accurately meter pressurized foam concentrate into the firefighting water stream. These foam proportioners operate in conjunction with balanced pressure systems, such as bladder tanks and pumped proportioning skids. 

In operation, firefighting water flows through the modified venturi, creating an area of lower pressure referred to as the metering pressure drop. The metering pressure drop is directly related to the velocity of the water flowing through the venturi. The (1%, 3%, or 6%) concentrate-to-water ratio is maintained over the entire flow range for each size of ratio controller. However, each ratio controller has a minimum flow rate/velocity requirement which must be maintained for proper ratio controller operation. Available in three styles and various sizes.

Features 

  • Delivers foam concentrate into firefighting water stream 
  • Manufactured from ASTM 85-5-5-5 bronze 
  • Consists of a body, metering orifice, and inlet nozzle 
  • Inlet nozzle and metering orifice secured by a stainless steel retaining ring 
  • Inlet nozzle tapered and machined to a smooth finish to maximize water stream efficiency 
  • Metering orifice sized to the exact type and percentage of foam concentrate used 

Threaded style – Available sizes 2” and 2.5”

Wafer style – Available sizes 3”, 4”, 6” and 8”

Grooved style – Available size 5”

Ordering Information

Contact WILLIAMS customer service at Johnson Controls with specific application requirements for custom configuration as well as additional information. When ordering, specify the foam concentrate type and proportioning rates (1%, 3%, or 6%).

 

Part Number Description Nominal Flow – AR-AFFF Nominal Flow – AFFF Concentrate Inlet
10947 2” Ratio controller, threaded style

80 – 200 gpm

(303 – 757 Lpm)

40 – 200 gpm

(151 – 757 Lpm)
1” (M)NPT
10948 2.5” Ratio controller, threaded style

160 – 500 gpm

(606 – 1,893 Lpm)

80 – 500 gpm

(303 -1,893 Lpm)
1” (M)NPT
10949 3” Ratio controller, wafer style

200 – 700 gpm

(757 – 2,650 Lpm)

100 – 700 gpm

(379 – 2,650 Lpm)
1.25” (F)NPT
10950 4” Ratio controller, wafer style 300 – 1,250 gpm (1,136 – 4,732 Lpm)

175 – 1,250 gpm

(662 – 4,732 Lpm)
1.5” (F)NPT
10952 6” Ratio controller, wafer style 500 – 2,500 gpm (1,893 – 9,464 Lpm)

350 – 2,500 gpm

(1,325 – 9,464 Lpm)
2” (F)NPT
10954 8” Ratio controller, wafer style 950 – 4,500 gpm (3,596 – 17,034 Lpm)

700 – 4,500 gpm

(2,650 – 17,034 Lpm)
2.5” (F)NPT
10951 5” Ratio controller, grooved style 400 – 1,800 gpm (1,514 – 6,814 Lpm)

200 – 1,800 gpm

(757 – 6,814 Lpm)
2” (F)NPT

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