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Safety Guide: Using Non-Sparking Impact Sockets with Torque Wrenches in flammable environments

Our team has put together a comprehensive safety guide that outlines the best practices, do's and don'ts when using Non-Sparking and Deep Impact sockets with hydraulic torque wrenches. This guide is designed not only for flammable environments but also for general-purpose applications. Following these guidelines will help you avoid the potential risk of equipment damage or personal injury.


Copper Titanium Non Sparking Impact Sockets
Non Sparking Impact Socket

Firstly, it is important to note that non-sparking impact sockets are designed to reduce the risk of ignition when working in potentially explosive environments. This is achieved through the use of materials that do not create sparks when struck against each other.

Non Sparking sockets manufactured by Pahwa MetalTech us are available in Copper Titanium and Aluminum Bronze materials. Copper Titanium is a new Beryllium Free alloy used extensively in Oil and Gas, Chemical and Pharmaceutical and Explosives Industries. When using these Non Sparking sockets with hydraulic torque wrenches, it is important to follow certain best practices. This includes ensuring that the sockets are properly seated on the wrench and the bolt, and that they are not damaged or worn. It is also important to use the correct size socket for the bolt being tightened.

When working in flammable environments, it is essential to take additional precautions. This may include using explosion-proof tools and equipment, and ensuring that the work area is free from flammable gases or liquids. It is also important to follow any safety guidelines or regulations that may be in place.

Non Sparking Impact and Deep Impact sockets are generally durable, but they can break down if not used correctly or taken care of. When used properly and maintained, new impact sockets are unlikely to fail. It's important to understand that the consequences of improper use or maintenance can be severe. While some breakages may only result in minor damage, such as a split, others can be catastrophic. These failures can cause the tool to fall off the application and, in the worst cases, shatter into dangerous pieces at high velocity that could prove fatal.

Here are ten useful tips for ensuring your Non Sparking Sockets are used correctly and safely:

  1. Always ensure that the socket is the right size, and designed for the required torque carrying capacity.

  2. Always use the socket retaining pin and ring to secure the torque tools in place.

  3. Never strike the socket with a hammer or a cheater bar, especially when torqued.

  4. Avoid using a standard-depth socket when the stud protrusion prevents it from fitting over the nut. Use Non Sparking Deep Impact Sockets for long studs or bolts.

  5. Never tilt the wrench, make sure that the socket sits firmly on the nut or bolt.

  6. Never expose the socket to extreme hot or cold temperatures, either during storage or use. Extreme temperature can modify the material properties of Spark-Proof safety tools leading to premature failure.

  7. Never modifying a Non Sparking Sockets to meet your needs. Always consult professionals to get a specially designed and manufactured socket. Pahwa Metal has expertise in manufacturing customized Non Sparking sockets for range of applications and torque ratings.

  8. Ensure that the torque tool reaction arm is correctly positioned and Non Sparking socket sits square on the nut or bolt head.

  9. Never use a Non Sparking Impact Socket that shows signs of wear and tear or damage, replace them immedicably with a new Impact socket.

  10. We often inspect the Hex side of socket, but it is equally important and crucial the inspect the drive end square.

In general, it is always recommended to use the right tool for the job and to follow all safety guidelines and best practices. By doing so, you can help to ensure that your work is completed safely and efficiently, without the risk of damage to equipment or personal injury.

Download complete catalog for Non Sparking Hand Tools with over 3000+ Non Sparking Safety Tools. Reach out to us for more information on info@pahwmetaltech.co.in

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