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Non-sparking tools, also known as explosion-proof tools, are tools that are used to minimize the risk of explosions when working in potentially explosive areas or ATEX Zones, such as oil refineries, offshore oil rig, chemical industry, paint warehouse, spray booth, coal mines and also the grain silos.
AMPCO SAFETY TOOLS® has been producing non-sparking, non-magnetic safety tools since 1922. The company is committed to keep all workers safe for the next generations, permanently searching for solutions and improvements that will provide the best quality and most secure tools. In fact, AMPCO SAFETY TOOLS® truly believes in its famous slogans “Protecting lives since 1922” and “Tools as precious as life”.
If you are looking for non-sparking, non-magnetic and corrosion-resistant hand tools, you should definitely check out the catalogue of AMPCO SAFETY TOOLS and rely on the company’s centenary experience in the field. Founded in the USA as part of the AMPCO METAL® group, a recognized quality leader in specialty bronzes and copper alloys, since 1922 AMPCO SAFETY TOOLS has launched several innovative non-sparking and non-magnetic hand tools, including wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, ratchets and sockets. Moreover, the company was the first one to introduce a line of Aluminum Bronze hand tools and supply them on an international level.
As it is very important to choose and use the right tool when working in an ATEX Zone, AMPCO SAFETY TOOLS® has chosen to produce its range of non-sparking tools using two types of materials that can grant stronger and durable tool: Aluminum Bronze and Beryllium Copper. Beryllium Copper reaches a high hardness, from 280 to 350 Brinell, and it is used exclusively for tools with surfaces intended to cut, such as saw blades and cutting pliers, or small surfaces requiring hardness like the screwdriver tips. On the other hand, Aluminium Bronze has a higher energy absorption capacity and higher resistance to shocks thanks to its flexibility. For these reasons, this material is the right choice for tools that are more likely to wear such as striking wrenches or hammers.
Throughout the years, AMPCO has acquired an extensive know-how and developed the widest range of non-sparking, non-magnetic, explosion-proof and corrosion-resistant hand tools on the market. The company evolved from being a pioneer and became a market leader in specialty bronzes and copper alloys. It is now recognized as one of the most reliable and safest choices in safety hand-tools.
In 2017, one of the top products in the AMPCO Catalogue was released and patented: Safewrench, the perfect tool for tightening bolts and nuts, available in steel, beryllium copper and aluminium bronze. Safewrench is an innovative, safer and practical striking wrench with spring washers located inside the ring blocking itself in the nut or bolt. Available both in steel and non-sparking materials, this tool erases the risk that the wrench will jump out and it minimizes the possibility that the user could get injured when using the tool.
Today, AMPCO SAFETY TOOLS®, based in Switzerland, is an international leader producing the widest range of non-sparking, non-magnetic safety hand tools with unbeatable strength and durability. The company has always maintained a good reputation based on its attention to high quality materials and expertise.
Within the AMPCO catalogue, now available on Mister Worker™, you can find a wide range of explosion-proof and non-magnetic hand tools such as wrenches, ratchets and sockets, pliers, hammers and screwdrivers. All AMPCO products are manufactured with materials that fulfil the requirements of the ATEX European directives released in 1994 and 1999. Therefore, they are safe and suitable for working activities that are carried out in places with potential risk of fire or explosion.
When working in explosive environments, in fact, it is of uttermost importance for workers’ safety to use the correct hand tool, considering all dangerous substances that may be present in the workplace, which present a risk for explosions. Non sparking, explosion-proof and corrosion resistant safety tools are particularly recommended to work in ATEX zones in order to avoid the risk linked to this kind of operations. For this reason, AMPCO has specialized in this field and it has made the production of high-quality safety tools made from aluminium-bronze and copper-beryllium alloys its mission. Such products offer a great mix of safety and usefulness and help the users to face unavoidable situations of danger in the safest way as possible.
Workers who use non-sparking or explosion proof tools should keep in mind that these tools are not as robust as steel tools. For this reason, they are subject to more wear and tear compared to ferrous tools. However, much depends on the work environment and the care given to maintain them. In fact, it is highly recommended to carry out exhaustive maintenance on your assortment of explosion proof tools in order to extend their life. You might find the following tips helpful:
First of all, because of the great materials used for the production of these tools: in its more than 100 years’ experience in alloys, AMPCO has developed specific alloys with superior mechanical properties characterized by their non sparking, antimagnetic and corrosion resistant qualities. Some examples of such products are Chisels and Wedges, which offer a good balance between hardness and strength, Sockets and Impact Sockets, available in 2 different sizes: regular or deep well style for use in various applications, Knives, Spatulas and Pipe Wrenches, characterized by bi-material handles, durability and comfort in use.
Another reason to choose AMPCO is that all these safety tools undertake tests such as hardness, chemistry, torque, breakage, grain size, durability and dimensions tests. AMPCO SAFETY TOOLS® has always been maintaining and ensuring the highest quality in its products by testing them during all manufacturing process.
The production tests start with the Metallurgical controls internally but also with independent testing laboratories such as the German TÜV laboratory who has tested and declared that all materials used for producing the AMPCO SAFETY TOOLS® products are explosion-proof. For the production of high performance aluminium bronze and speciality copper alloys tools, AMPCO uses a patented technology called MICROCAST®. This process has many benefits such as a better homogeneity through fine and uniform grain size and therefore a higher wear resistance.
AMPCO SAFETY TOOLS® confidence in its products, which can be used in ATEX zones according to Directive 1999/92/EC, is demonstrated by their full lifetime warranty and by the several certifications, such as the ISO 9001:2015, that AMPCO SAFETY TOOLS ® has obtained throughout the years.
Mister Worker™ has become an AMPCO SAFETY TOOLS official reseller! This means that you have now access to the entire catalogue of over 2500 non-sparking high-quality safety tools built from approved materials. Providing the right tools for professional that work in environment at risk has always been AMPCO SAFETY TOOLS mission, in order to keep the user completely safe. Check out a wide variety of Pliers, Hammers and Axes, Punches, Hex Keys and Tool Sets and get them delivered fast all over the world.
Finally, we suggest you take a look at our section dedicated to AMPCO Special Offers where you can find some of the best safety tools at discounted prices. Don’t miss this great opportunity to improve the safety in your working environment! Should you have any questions, need technical assistance or advice or require a personalized quotation, don’t hesitate to contact us.