Hardy Non-sparking, Non-magnetic Hand Tools are manufactured from aluminum bronze (AlCu) for safe use in EX zones where hazardous, flammable or combustible vapors, liquids, dusts or residues may be present.
Hardy Non Sparking Tools comply with ATEX Directives for Ex Zones 1 and 2 (Flammable Gas, Mists or Vapors); Zones 20 and 22 (Combustible Dusts); and M1 and M2 for mining and specifically designed to eliminate the risk of sparks at sites where explosive atmospheres may be present. FM Approved, Federal, GSA, Military, ANSI, DIN, OSHA, DOE, NFPA and MSHA Specifications
Appropriate applications include oil drilling platforms, petrochemical plants, oil refineries, natural gas installations, ammunition plants, varnish factories, sugar refineries, grain silos, mining and other industries where non-sparking safety tools are required.
Though aluminum bronze tools have a low magnetism, we recommend our beryllium copper or titanium tools as these are truly non-magnetic and makes them the choice for working on special machinery with powerful magnets such as MRI machines, military de-mining and explosives.
Hardy Non Sparking Tools are drop forged for the highest quality in hand tools. These corrosion-resistant tools are suitable for use in shipyards, laboratories, and paper and pulp mills, as well as in the pharmaceutical, food product manufacturing and wine industries.