When procuring handline nozzles, the following factors are normally considered –
- Suitability to risk (whether the nozzle is suited to the type of fires likely to be encountered)
- Pattern & Flow range (what are the discharge patterns available & whether nozzle flow is suited to risk and to the operators).
- Material of construction
- Maintenance and durability
- Ergonomics (whether comfortable to handle for the type of operators present)