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What is ATEX Certification? Is It Applicable in North America?

Lately, we’ve seen more vacuum cleaners being marketed in the United States as “ATEX certified” or “ATEX approved.” We even offer some combustible dust safe pneumatic vacuums that meet ATEX requirements. However, the introduction of yet another acronym to the already...

Our Top 5 Most Popular Blog Articles of 2016

As hard as it is to believe, 2017 is just around the corner. If you’ve been reading our blog, you’ll know that this year we’ve made a big push toward providing you with content and resources surrounding industrial safety. We’ve published articles related to...

Nilfisk VHS110 CIID2 Overview Video

The Nilfisk VHS110, single-phase industrial vacuum cleaner, is NRTL-certified for Class II, Division 2 classified (hazardous) locations. This helps facilities ensure compliance with NFPA 652 housekeeping recommendations for the safe collection of combustible dust....

Is Your Vacuum Cleaner NFPA 652-Compliant?

One of the biggest misconceptions we hear today is the idea that if your facility isn’t a hazardous or classified environment, you don’t need an NFPA-compliant vacuum cleaner. In fact, we hear this so often, we made a Myth Busters video about it! The truth is that if...

Taking the First Steps to Comply with NFPA 652

Understanding the first steps when dealing combustible dust is essential to properly adhering to NFPA 652. View the video here, to understand The First Steps to Comply with NFPA 652. _____________________ NFPA 652 serves as the unifying standard for managing...

Is Your Dust Combustible? Dust Testing Under NFPA 652

Have you tested your dust? If not, it’s time to get on that. Under the recently released NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, material explosivity testing is now a requirement for all facilities that generate, handle, or store dust. This means...