ATEX Tools | Industrial Cleaning Made Easy
What Are ATEX Tools?
ATEX cleaning equipment are tools that can be operated safely in an explosive atmosphere. ATEX is an abbreviation for ‘Atmospheres Explosible’, which means a hazardous and potentially explosive atmosphere. The term encompasses both gaseous environments and surroundings filled with dust, such as flour mills, food processing plants, and factories.
Industrial workplaces need specialist industrial cleaning tools because of health and safety reasons, the equipment that needs cleaning, and the height of a warehouse, standard cleaning tools don’t work in industrial settings. By using ATEX tools you ensure the safety of staff working and the building’s cleanliness by ensuring no risk of the system generating a spark or build-up of static; which can trigger devastating primary and secondary explosions.
ATEX cleaning equipment provides the specialist support that you and your cleaning operatives require to clean your industrial environment. Here are some examples of areas where ATEX cleaning equipment is essential:
When Should You Clean with ATEX Tools?
An explosive atmosphere is a mixture of dangerous substances with the air under atmospheric conditions. This will be in the form of gases, vapours, mist, or dust which can lead to spontaneous combustion if an ignition spreads through the atmosphere. For example, in a workplace where staff spray paint vehicles the paint will release flammable gasses into the atmosphere. In an area where fine organic dust like grain flour or wood are handled, combustible dust will also become a risk. To further heighten this risk – the smaller the particles involved, the higher potential the risk of combustion – making fine powders like sugar in particular; highly dangerous.
If you’re working in an explosive atmosphere, you will need tools that have no chance of igniting. ATEX tools are 100% carbon to ensure the equipment is non-spark and anti-static. This is essential when being used in an enclosed environment where flammable gases or combustible dust are in the atmosphere.
The ATEX Pro System is a fully-conductive kit that features 38mm diameter poles. It allows you to clean in high-ceilinged, explosive environments safely and efficiently. They’re designed to remove the risk of ignition and make industrial cleaning easy. The ATEX Lite high-reach cleaning system will also allow you to remove combustible dust before it becomes a risk to staff or the property.
Warehouses with High-Ceilings
The main issue people face when cleaning industrial settings is the height of the building. High-ceilinged warehouses are impossible to clean with standard tools. Our range of ATEX tools offers five systems for different budgets and requirements – including SpaceVac’s ATEX ULTRA High-Level Vacuum Cleaning Systems, which allows you to clean up to 20 metres in height while standing on the ground floor.
Being able to clean this high in the air without leaving the ground ensures the safety of your team and is a much more efficient method of cleaning. ATEX vacuum cleaning systems are ideal for internal and external pipe and fixture cleaning. Whether you work at a factory, warehouse, or commercial building, this ATEX tool makes industrial cleaning easy.
ATEX cleaning equipment is precision-engineered to provide specialist cleaning support. You can have peace of mind over your staff’s safety and the fact you’re getting an unmatched cleaning performance. Across a variety of industries, the ATEX vacuum cleaning systems can provide effective and efficient cleaning.
Customisable ATEX Tools to Fit Your Workplace
Every industrial workplace is unique and will have different cleaning needs as well as hazards. But there are universal protocols that all ATEX tools should follow to ensure your staff’s safety. When working in an explosive atmosphere, all cleaning equipment needs to ensure no sparks are created.
That’s why all poles, heads, and tools must feature a 100% reliable “Safety Locking Mechanism”. This removes the risk of any parts of the system coming loose while in operation, which could lead to a spark in an explosive atmosphere. However you need to customise an ATEX tool, it should also lock into place securely.
Another factor to consider when purchasing cleaning equipment is where you’re cleaning in your workplace. Hard to reach parts of the building require specialist tools. All heads and tools should interconnect to create a bespoke configuration that matches the height you need to clean.
Anti-static brushes, carbon fibre heads, and other ATEX tool accessories all provide flexible cleaning choices. When there are many customisable options, it may be difficult to find the match for your requirements. However, our team at SpaceVac can guide you towards the ideal tools for your workplace’s cleaning needs.
SpaceVac Cleaning Tools
At SpaceVac, we’re experts in high-level ATEX vacuum cleaning systems and other industrial cleaning tools. Our innovative technology has been developed to provide a safe, effective, and efficient operation.