Ordinary hand tools, usually made of steel, can produce sparks if struck, scratched or dropped, which can be catastrophic. Explosive atmosphere. Tools used in hazardous materials incidents must be made of non-sparking, non-ferrous, non-magnetic, corrosion-resistant metals. Botou non-sparking, non-magnetic and corrosion resistant hand tools conform to international standards.
In general, Non Sparking Wrench should be used in any environment where an ignition source is present. Applications include, but are not limited to:
Maintenance and repair operations (MRO)
Collection, Holding and Transfer (CHT)
Working in confined spaces
Transportation (airports, railroads, tankers, shipyards), chemical, petrochemical and natural gas operations
City, state and federal government (utilities, waste management, HazMat, WMD)
General dust environments (grain, mining, paper/pulp mills)
Non-sparking safety tools are required and/or recommended by many federal agencies including: OSHA, Department of Energy (DOE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Maintenance (SUPSHIP), etc.
Non-sparking, non-magnetic, corrosion resistant
Recommended for hazardous environments where flammable or combustible vapors, liquids, dust or residues are present
High strength nickel-aluminum bronze alloy
Pipe wrench jaws have super-hard beryllium copper alloy inserts for added strength
The tools used in explosion-hazardous places must be made of special materials that do not produce frictional sparks, impact sparks, or even hot, high-temperature surfaces. Such tools are called explosion-proof tools.
Explosion wrenches, explosion screwdrivers, and vices are often used together, causing "slip" problems. In order to prevent this problem, the blade of the screwdriver should be selected correctly, and the vise should ensure proper tightness.