In certain environments, standard hand tools can generate sparks that can endanger all workers in the facility. Non-sparking tools that do not contain ferrous metals should be used. In these situations, it is unthinkable to use conventional hand tools, and non-sparking tools that do not contain ferrous metals should be used.
Frictional ignition can occur with tools. Steel alloys associated with chrome vanadium can actually produce hot sparks and a high risk of ignition as they can ignite flammable substances in the air for a few moments. This can lead to fires or explosions, endangering the lives of everyone in the workplace.
1. The premises must be ventilated to remove potentially harmful powders and vapors from the air.
2. You must always remember not to bring them into direct contact with acetylene, which can produce highly dangerous explosive acetal in wet conditions.
3. Always ensure that all spark-proof tools are thoroughly cleaned and free from rust or ferrous contaminants, which may render the anti-detonation properties of your spark-free tools ineffective.
4. We must always remember to sharpen all spark-proof tools regularly according to normal safety procedures, thus protecting the eyes and face, and to collect the powder with the appropriate tools.
By following these few simple rules, you will ensure that you always have clean and functional tools and minimize possible hazards in the workplace.
In general, non-sparking tools should be used in any environment where ignition sources are a concern. Applications include:
1. City, State, and Federal Governments (utilities, waste management, hazardous material response, weapons of mass destruction)
2. Work in confined spaces
3. Collection, holding, and transfer of flammable liquids
4. work in confined spaces Chemical, petrochemical, and gas operations
5. Hot work
6. Transportation (airports, railroads, tanker trucks, shipyards)
7. Maintenance and repair operations in environments that may contain flammable liquids, vapors, or combustible dust or residues