NON SPARKING TOOL
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What is a Non-Sparking Tool?
When working in live atmospheres and flammable hazard zones, using non sparking tools becomes crucial to the safety of the crew members and occasionally the entire workplace. Non-sparking or anti static tools are manufactured specifically to address these issues. They otherwise go by names such as “spark reduced”, “spark-resistant” or “spark-proof”.
Non Sparking Tools are made with particular metal alloys that represent little to non-static ability, including; alloys of brass, bronze or copper-nickel alloy, copper-aluminum, aluminum-bronze, copper-beryllium or beryllium bronze.
Non-Sparking Tools Series, designed with premium quality Anti-Static Tools, Non-Sparking Hammers, Brass Wrenches, and more. Safe to use when exposed to flammable gasses. Mitigates fire and explosion risks in live atmospheres and flammable hazard zones. Available in a non-sparking option include hammers, axes, pry bars, chisels, utility knives, mallets, pliers, etc.
The Importance of Non-Sparking Tools
The hand tools manufactured under this category are designed to be used in electrically sensible atmospheres and Atex zones to prevent potential contact spark. When working in hazardous zones, the international workplace safety standards require the use of non sparking tools. These regulations are set to prevent explosions in presence of flammable gasses, or release of electricity through arc flash in live workplaces.
Technical Highlights of “non-sparking” Tools
● Low Tensile Strength
The “non-sparking” metals present a low tensile strength when compared to those that are prone to spark such as steel and iron. The lower tensile strength has less possibility of creating spark. The non-static metals’ low resistance however presents a lower stretch against tearing. Hence the life cycle of these tools is relatively lower than those made of steel or iron alloys- which are a relatively low price to be paid for a spark free safety in sensitive hazardous zones.
● Presence of cold sparks
Although non-sparking tools offer great safety, there is still a fraction of sparks existent. These are called “cold sparks”, and present a very low ignition substance in the world of metals. Therefore, a “non-sparking” tool features a significantly lower risk of creating a spark; they do not completely eliminate the possibility of sparks.
● Non-metallic spark free tools
For minimizing the existence of cold spark, Non-metals substances such as wood, leather, and plastic are integrated with tools. We even offer equipment such as scrapers or scoops that are a hundred percent metallic and present zero friction spark hazard.
● Fire Ignition Protection
The main purpose of the non sparking tools is prevention of ignition of fire in hazardous workplaces- whether there is a significant presence of flammable gasses, vapors, docs and liquids.
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Factors to keep in minds before using a spark free tool
It is important to remember the correct use of each tool and its utility before engagement in an operation. These assessments include both technical aspects and safety regulations. Use of appropriate tools can save lives.
● Types of Non Sparking Tools
Although metal alloys of non sparking tools offer relatively safe use of non-sparkling ambient, each metal has its own characteristics. For example, beryllium is known to have cancerogen effects if ingested or placed constantly in contact with naked skin. Beryllium non sparking tools must not be used around food processing machinery and consumer goods or without use of gloves.
Common Hazards in “Sparking” and “Non-Sparking” Tools
Whether the tools are considered under the “sparkling” and “non-sparking” categories, both are prone to creating ignition;
● Ignition by friction
This occurs when two metallic surfaces come in contact and the static energy is released in the form of a park. Such circumstances can also occur when a metal comes in contact with other materials such as fiber and concrete. This spark is flammable and can result in accidents. However, for this spark to create an accident, it must be an incentive- or have enough energy to start a fire.
● Ignition by a chemically-generated spark
Chemical reactions when there are surface frictions can also induce spark. This results from a chain reaction when there are oxygen-containing substances at play.
Tips for Appropriate Use and Maintenance of “non-sparking” Tools
To upgrade your workplace in terms of safety with reliable Non-Sparking Tools, Place an Order today. Raah Safety supplies a wide range of Non Sparking – Spark Resistant Tools in Copper-Beryllium Alloy and Aluminum-Bronze Alloy. We offer you premium quality anti-static tools, Non Sparking Hammers, Brass Wrenches and more. Contact our field experts for more information and assessment of the tools that match your exact requirements.