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At TFT Pneumatic we want to help you understand the benefits of using our products. They are unique and add great value when used under the correct applications and circumstances. This is why we have created this library of demos, infographics, and tutorials, where you can learn more about these types of tools.

Whether you work for a Forge, Foundry, Shipyard, Petrochemical company, Coal mine, or any other type of industry, we believe this library will help you.

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Grinding Sparks in Explosive Environments

The use of high-temperature gases and electrical arcs in welding means that as no mechanical energy has imparted the distance the sparks travel is reduced. However, in both cases, the hot material in spark form is close to the melting point of the material being worked on.

Dust explosions and how to avoid them

Work permit generation in process plants handling a highly flammable powder or combustible dust will necessarily focus on risk reduction or prevention.

Pipe Coating Inspection Guide

We will discuss the process of inspecting pipelines in explosive environments. coatings, and the job responsibility of NACE inspectors, and the preparation of a good surface profile for pipeline networks and oil field tanks.

Can I use a cold work permit rather than a hot work permit?

The ideal Safe System of Work (SSoW) at any location reduces the risk of performing that work to a level referred to as “As Low As Reasonably Possible” or ALARP in risk assessment terminology.  The most common method of achieving this lowest risk situation is the Permit to Work (PTW) system which is used globally […]

Hidden Costs of using Conventional Tools in Explosive Environments

While initially more expensive TFT-PNEUMATIC Safety Tools offer significant advantages over conventional tools. Designed to be used in Explosive and Classified Atmospheres (including Dust Explosive areas), these tools offer unique characteristics that make them the tool of choice for Offshore Platforms, Refineries, Nuclear Plants, Chemical Plants, pipe wrapping industry, and many others. Similar to conventional […]

TFT-Pneumatic featured in the Dust Safety Science Podcast

Earlier this month we were interviewed by Dr. Chris Cloney from DustSafetyScience.com to discuss how the TFT Safety Tools are an excellent choice to use in explosive zones, especially those that handle combustible dust materials. In this podcast, we discussed: What is a non-sparking tool? What applications are non-sparking tools used in? How do these […]

Dealing with Pipe Corrosion in the Oil and Gas Industry

Pipe corrosion is a costly problem everyone in our industry deals with. The World Corrosion Organization estimated in 2019 that corrosion worldwide costs $2.5 trillion US dollars annually or 3 to 4% of the GDP of industrialized countries. Why Pipes Corrode A corroded pipe is more than a nuisance. It is dangerous at best, and […]

Pipe Surface preparation in tight/confined areas

Corrosion affects infrastructure and destroys equipment and utilities. Pipeline support brackets are areas commonly damaged by corrosion. Surface preparation is hard to achieve and it sometimes involves the use of cranes to lift the pipelines.  Even if it doesn’t, the space created while raising the pipelines is typically quite small. When these jobs involve Class […]

The importance of dry compressed air systems for pneumatic tools

Moisture in compressed air may cause problems for pneumatic tools and increase down time and maintenance as a result. Learn how to avoid it.

Cut through surfaces easily using the Compact Cutting Guide A-0420

The Compact Cutting Guide A-0420 track system uses a combination of a magnet with a travel track to guide the tool back and forth a flat surface. It is designed to cut on a flat surface to remove double plating or simply cut open a manhole, etc. Alternatively, it can be used to cut longitudinally on a […]

Welding Aluminum – Weld Preparation and Material Removal

Welding aluminum is proof that technology and modern manufacturing come with certain advantages. Nowadays our manufacturing methods have evolved and we can build items that just a few years ago would have been impossible. Manufacturing applications are challenging but we continue to develop tools and techniques to make our life easier. Such is the case […]

Bolting – How does an impact wrench work

Manufacturing applications involve many different jobs, among them, is assembly, cutting, welding, grinding, painting, drilling and so on. In this post, we will discuss how a pneumatic impact wrench works and some of the technology used to make this technology easy, efficient and readily available at our fingertips. A pneumatic impact wrench, much as most […]

Saw Blade Alternatives – Avoiding Risks

Manufacturing applications involving cutting and material removal in aluminum are particularly challenging. Cutting discs get clogged up and are simply not efficient or effective. Some users have resorted to circular saw blades and have used them in angle grinders. At a glance this seems viable, however not only is it extremely dangerous. You can see […]

How to Know What Pneumatic Tool Repair You Need

When are pneumatic tool repairs needed? We discuss the components of an air tool and how each part can need repair or replacement.

18 Ways Angle Grinder Accidents Happen (and how to prevent them)

Here are some of the most common dangerous situations that can lead to accidents when using angle grinders.