Non-Sparking Applications

Manufacturing Operations

  • Alcohol Industries
  • Ammunition, Missile & Explosives Plants
  • Automotive Plants (Spray Booth)
  • Bakeries
  • Breweries & Distilleries
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Fertilizer Plants
  • Flammable Materials Manufacturing, Handling and Warehousing
  • Flour Mills
  • Furniture Manufacturers (Varnish and Painting handling)
  • Gas Plants & Coke By-Products
  • Glass Manufacturers
  • Glue Factories
  • Ink Industries
  • Insulation Manufacturing
  • Leather Products (Tanneries)
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG)
  • Mining
  • Nuclear Products
  • Oil & Natural Gas Drilling, Refining & Handling
  • Paint, Lacquer & Varnish Products
  • Paper and Pulp Mills
  • Petrochemicals
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Pipeline Construction & Maintenance
  • Plastic Manufacturing
  • Rubber Processing Operations
  • Sugar Mills
  • Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing
  • Wine Industries

Transportation Industries:

(including their Maintenance, Cleaning & Service Companies)

  • Airports
  • Railroads
  • Shipyards
  • Tankers
  • Tanker Trucks
  • Vessels
  • Workboats

Governmental Agencies: (Local, State & Federal)

  • Aircraft and Missile Plants
  • Airports (Refueling & Maintenance Operations)
  • Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, Coast Guard, & Civil Support Units)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosives (CBRNE) Logistical Support / Operational Equipment.
  • Fire Departments (including paid, volunteer and most military bases)
  • First Responders to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) including Firefighters, Public Safety Bomb Squads & Local Rescue Squads.
  • Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Handling & Clean-Up
  • Munitions Depots
  • Nuclear Production and Waste
  • Public Utilities: Gas, Electric & Telecommunication
  • Waste Management
  • Water Treatment Facilities

Other Industries:

  • Cleaning & Spraying Operations
  • Confined Space Maintenance
  • Explosives & Pyrotechnics
  • Geophysical Exploration
  • Grain Storage & Handling
  • Hazardous Materials Handling (HAZMAT)
  • Maintenance & Service Operations
  • Paint Spraying, Finishing and Booth Operations
  • Packing Plants
  • Propane Distributors & Bulk Plants
  • Warehousing of all Hazardous Materials (see your company's MSDS)

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Non-Magnetic Applications

  • Aircraft Maintenance & Overhaul
  • Aluminum & Other Metal Smelting
  • Electronics Manufacturers (Clean Room Maintenance)
  • Hospitals & Clinics Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI-Maintenance on or near)
  • Mine Sweepers
  • Nuclear Products & Testing Machines
  • Precision Magnetic Equipment (Compasses & Electronics - Maintenance on or near)
  • Public Utilities: Gas, Electric & Telecommunication
  • Radar Transmission Centers

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Corrosion Resistant Applications

(in the presence of solids, liquids or gases where steel tools may experience severe corrosion rates)

  • Boat Owners
  • Canners
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Desalinization Plants
  • Food Product Manufacturing
  • Insulation Manufacturing
  • Laboratories
  • Paper & Pulp Mills
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Plastic Manufacturing
  • Shipyards
  • Tankers, Vessels & Other Work boats
  • Wine Industry

Certain chemicals such as amatol and similar liquid gases may react with copper alloys to form metalloids which would negate the non-sparking properties of the alloys. Do not use AMPCO or other high-copper-content tools in direct contact with acetylene due to the possible formation of explosive acetylides, especially in the presence of moisture.

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