provides greater safety for personnel and installations
strong and long lasting
comprehensive standard range
2200 styles and sizes
Special tools and sizes can be made to customer's specifications
Ampco Safety Tools are used extensively throughout World in
the following industries:
When conventional steel tools are used in potentially combustible
or explosive atmospheres, dangerous sparks may be accidentaly
created by tools slipping or being struck against hard surfaces.
The only safe way to eliminate fires and explosions in hazardous
environments is to make sure that NO inflammable materials are
present when using metal hand tools. In practice this is rarely
possible and therefore plant managers and safety officers insist
that non-sparking tools are used for low-cost protection.
Ampco safety tools can provide a vital extra margin of safety
under these conditions. This margin could be crucial in protecting
personnel and installations from disaster.
For metallurgical reasons it is impossible to manufacture spark
resistant tools to the same hardness as high alloy steel, and
for this reason they must be handled and maintained with special
care. Frequent redressing to remove embedded particles of steel
or other substances which could cause sparks is essential. Abuse
must be avoided, e.g. extending handle length of wrenches with
piping or using air hammer tools as a crow bar.
Most of Ampco safety tools are available in aluminum bronze and
other special copper alloys. Most of the tools are beryllium-free.
- Oil and Gas, off-shore and on-shore
- Paint manufacture
- Pipeline construction
- Public utilities - Gas, Electric
- Armed forces
- Aircraft and Missile Factories
- Explosives manufacturers
- Flammable material manufacturers
- Chemical manufacture
- Grain handling
- Non-magnetic applications
- ...... plus many others where sparks are a potential fire
or explosion hazard.
Ampco Safety Tools are guaranteed against defects in workmanship.
Tools which fail because of abuse, intentional or unintentional,
or for any reason other than stated above cannot be replaced free
of charge. We reserve the right to change design or dimensions