Mines are notorious for having areas where explosive materials/substances can emerge from within the earth. Methane is one of the most common gases that can create an ignition. Being in a classified environment, up to thousands of feet below the earth, or thousands of feet inside a mountain and perhaps even in confined spaces can be one of the most challenging jobs a worker can face.While training is important it is even more important to do a full risk assessment of the work area and conditions. Lack of competency evaluating risks can lead to fires and even explosions.
TFT-PNEUMATIC supplies Certified Cold Work Equipment for Class 1Div 1 & 2 Areas for surface preparation, grinding and cutting. Our toolsare Certified as well for Dust Explosion Environments. Whether it is a tank with unknown content that needs to me removed, a corroded bolt that can’t be unbolted or something that needs to be cut, we have the right tool for your application.
Following a Cold Work approach may bedesirable for four reasons; shorter turnaround times, the inability to get a Hot Work Permit, the need to do the job right away and more importantly Safety.
TFT-PNEUMATIC’s CertifiedCold Work Tools are hands down thebest option in the market for surface preparation, grinding, cutting& weld seam removal applications. Being Certified Work tools implies that they can be used without a Hot Work Permit, Habitats, Shutdowns,Fireguards and so on.
See below for some applications of our tools being used in Mines.