Ampco Non Sparking Safety Tools
Non-sparking, Non-magnetic, Corrosion-resistant
Ampco Safety Tools
provides greater safety for personnel and installations
strong and long lasting
comprehensive standard range
1600 styles and sizes
Special tools and sizes can be made to customer's specifications
When conventional steel tools are used in potentially combustible or explosive atmospheres, dangerous sparks may be accidental) created by tools slipping or being struck against hard surfaces.
The only safe way to eliminate fires and explosions in hazardous environments is to make sure that NO inflammable materials are present when using metal hand tools. In practice this is rarely possible and therefore plant managers and safety officers insist that non-sparking tools are used for low-cost protection.
Ampco safety tools can provide a vital extra margin of safety under these conditions. This margin could be crucial in protecting personnel and installations from disaster.
For metallurgical reasons it is impossible to manufacture spark resistant tools to the same hardness as high alloy steel, and for this reason they must be handled and maintained with special care. Frequent redressing to remove embedded particles of steel or other substances which could cause sparks is essential. Abuse must be avoided, e.g. extending handle length of wrenches with piping or using air hammer tools as a crow bar.
Most of Ampco safety tools are available in aluminum bronze and other special copper alloys. Most of the tools are beryllium-free.
Ampco Safety Tools are used extensively throughout World in the following industries:
- Oil and Gas, off-shore and on-shore
- Explosives manufacturers
- Flammable material manufacturers
- Chemical manufacture
- Grain handling
- Paint manufacture
- Pipeline construction
- Public utilities - Gas, Electric
- Armed forces
- Aircraft and Missile Factories
- Non-magnetic applications
- ...... and many others where sparks are a potential fire or explosion hazard.