Performing work in and around refineries and pipeline can be quite challenging, particularly when the areas are classified as Dangerous or Explosive. Even during turnaround times there is presence of hydrocarbons and explosive material that can be ignited quite easily. It is for Class 1 Div 1 & 2 Areas that TFT-PNEUMATIC brings to market Certified Cold Work Tools that can cut, grind or do surface preparation without the need of a Hot Work Permit, Habitats, shutdowns, Fireguards and so on. 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 explosions.
TFT-PNEUMATIC supplies Certified Cold Work Equipment for Class 1 Div 1 & 2 Areas for surface preparation, grinding and cutting.Our tools are 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 be desirable 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 Certified Cold Work Tools are hands down the best 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 Refineries and Chemical Plants