The only official magazine of The Cleaning Show

Pole system for cleaning in explosive atmospheres

Published 3rd November, 2016 by Neil Nixon

Pole system for cleaning in explosive atmospheres

Following three years of R&D, Spinaclean - manufacturer of SkyVac - has developed the SkyVac ATEX (atmospheres explosive) pole system. This allows the operator to clean above the ground safely for the first time, solving the worry of possible disasters when cleaning in explosive or combustible atmospheres containing airborne vapour or dust.

The new SkyVac ATEX range is an independently certified high level cleaning vacuum suitable for use in these potentially dangerous areas. It is designed for use in petroleum or chemical works, light metal manufacturing, production of animal feeds, flour, starch, grain and sugar, wood, coal, plastics, and textile works.

Unlike standard high level cleaning vacuum systems, this range eliminates all risks of explosion. This is achieved by preventing any source of ignition of combustible dust or vapour either by sparks from the vacuum motor or by static discharge.

SkyVac's ATEX pole has the same dimensions as its standard model but is manufactured with 100% carbon fibre to make it very light at only 186 grams per metre. All accessories, flexi-hose end tools and cotton holdall containing the equipment are 'anti-static safe'. Like all SkyVac products, the lightweight carbon fibre pole system will reach 40 feet and requires only one operator.

Article links