Sparks can occur when hitting with standard steel tools. Gas-air mixtures can be brought to an explosion by these sparks. In areas where these mixtures can arise or in which they are already present, it is necessary to avoid the emergence of ignitable sparks in all circumstances. The use of spark-free tools is only one, but a very important measure in the explosion prevention in the company. They are made of special copper-based alloys. However, the following instructions should be observed for their use.
Even when using spark-free tools, it is never possible to completely exclude the creation of Ignitable sparks. Therefore, the following measures are recommended:
Rusty or light metal coating surfaces when working with oil or water wetting
Ideally, rust should be removed in advance
Ensure good ventilation of the working area and the workplace containers, apparatus and pipelines may be filled with protective gas
Ensure that no sparks can be caused by falling workpieces or other objects
Ensure that the work clothes are free of iron parts
Spark-free tools are made from as few hard alloys as possible. For this reason, they are more sensitive than steel works. This must be taken into account when using it. If wear and tear occur, it is advisable to wait for the tools in good time. It is also important in this context that each tool is used only for the tasks intended for it, not chisel as a crowbar or normal wrench as a key. Customers should follow these precautions during maintenance:
Spark-free tools made of copper beryllium, such as Spatulas, screwdrivers, pliers, etc., may not be sharpened in the same way for various reasons as tools made of steel
At a temperature above 482 degrees fahrenheit, the use property of the alloy copper-beryllium is largely lost and the tool then only shows the hardness of copper. So it's practically useless!
Therefore, tools made of cube (copper beryllium) should be sanded only wet. This eliminates the dust and fumes that may be emitted during the grinding, which can be harmful to health. Wearing additional protective clothing is obligatory. We do not recommend reforging tools from Cube!