The Red Head Brass Commitment to Quality and Safety
in Storz Adapters

All aluminum components are  Hardcoat Anodized   per MIL-A-8625 Type III, Class 1 .


Threads conform to the following specifications, including a blunt start first thread known as the Higbee located in line with the Higbee indicator on the lug.

      Federal Handbook H28/10 

     USDA 5100-190 C Tables 1-4 

     NFPA 1963 5.1 thru 5.6.4 

     UL 236 8.1 thru 8.2 


 All swivels are attached with metal bearings. 
Swivels are attached as follows:
21⁄2″ thru 31⁄2″  with #316 stainless steel ball bearings. 
4″ thru 6″  with 6262-T9 aluminum roller bearings. 

quality standards for storz adapter

All Storz heads are  forged 6061-T6 aluminum  to  SAE-AMS-QQ-A-367  and  ASTM B247 .

Complies with  DIN standards  which require that Storz heads must be forged when used in firefighting applications.


High quality molded Storz gaskets made using  Buna-N material . This material is resistant to most hydrocarbons, oils, gasoline, acids and greases.





Stainless Steel Lock Lever assembly on all 4″, 5″ or 6″ Storz adapters.
Lock Lever is an  investment casting of 304 stainless steel   ASTM A743 .
Lock Lever Spring is  316 stainless wire  passivated  AISI 316 .
• Lock lever mounted with  18-8 stainless steel  shoulder bolt.

 RED HEAD SPECIFICATIONS: Aluminum Storz Adapters shall consist of Storz coupling heads machined from forged 6061-T6 aluminum and adapter components fabricated from seamless extruded 6061-T6 aluminum. All aluminum components shall be hardcoat anodized per MIL-A-8625 Type III, Class 1. Threads shall be blunt start Higbee cut with indicators on adjacent lugs. Part identification shall be permanent and stamped or  forged prior to hardcoat. Swivel attachment must be stainless steel ball or 6269-T9 aluminum roller bearings, not swaged. All 4″, 5″ and 6″ adapters shall include a stainless steel external spring-loaded lock. Storz gaskets shall be molded Buna-N rubber. Face gaskets shall be lathe cut ozone free EPDM or synthetic rubber. Adapters and components must meet the requirements of NFPA 1963.