The new Facom series of non-sparking tools are taking the peril out of usually hazardous atmospheres and protecting workers from accidents by removing the potential for sparking that can be caused by traditional steel tools.
At Safety in Action Melbourne 2013, Business Manager Bryce Hill from Stanley Black & Decker introduced these intrinsically safe mechanical and striking tools.
The secret behind this new range is the Copper-Beryllium alloy composition.
Made entirely from Copper-Beryllium, the Facom tools are drop forged for strength and are naturally corrosion resistant. Having a tool that is completely non-sparking regardless of the impact or friction placed onto it will no doubt improve safety and peace of mind for workers in oil, gas and mining but also within agriculture where grain silos can be susceptible to dust explosions during maintenance.
Another feature of Copper-Beryllium is its non-magnetic properties. Hill explained that this makes the Facom explosion proof tools suitable for hospitals, laboratories and aviation. They can be used within any electromagnetic field without risk of the tools being attracted to equipment including medical imaging machinery.
While the range has been designed for its innate safety properties, the rose copper finish is also attractive, drawing in a crowd of admirers at Safety in Action Melbourne 2013 commenting on the unique colour and design.
The new Facom non-sparking mechanical and striking range is now available through Stanley Black & Decker.