If not removed continuously, gunpowder, explosive powder and cartridge cases residues in shooting ranges or military warehouses and centers can pose a risk to human health – and so to the staff, the customers and all those directly or indirectly coming into contact with this material.
Why are gunpowder and cartridge cases considered hazardous materials?
When hitting surfaces such as ceilings, floors and walls, the bullet releases lead dust mixed with the lubricants used on the firearm, consequently dispersing into the air.
Residues in circumscribed spaces such as shooting ranges or military warehouses and centers must be properly and constantly removed, otherwise they may pose a risk to human health, both if inhaled and as explosive ignition sources.
The importance of cleaning
The most common cleaning operations made to remove unexploded power residues from firing positions in shooting ranges are:
- the use of an absorbent material, later removed along with the dust and incinerated
- good ventilation of the rooms (essential)
- non-certified/compressed air tools or dry cleaning with a broom and dustpan which, instead of collecting the material, disperse it into the environment.
However, all these solutions are not sufficient or safe: it is essential to be provided with a system able to guarantee constant and meticulous cleaning and so to safely eliminate any visible traces or residues of deposited dust. To do so, the best solution is a certified vacuum cleaner for the removal of harmful and explosive material.
Delfin solution: ATEX Z22 certified 802BL INERT vacuum cleaner
Delfin has designed the most suitable solution for shooting ranges; military warehouses and centers, the 802BL Z22 INERT, which is:
User-friendly, even in narrow spaces
Perfectly safe for applications involving the use of explosive dust and gunpowder/ cartridge cases.
Why so? Because the MTL802BL Z22 INERT makes use of a water bath immersion system for powders. This system avoids accidental triggers which may be caused by the suctioning of unexploded gunpowder during cleaning and maintenance operations.
Inert fluid system: the safest and the most practical way to deal with explosive powders
MTL802BL Z22 INERT main features
Atex 22 certified
Double filtration: oilproof cartridge and PPL filter
Brushless motor head: no brushes are installed on this motor, which makes it safe for the vacuuming of the explosive material even in continuous duty and in areas at risk of explosion
stainless steel structure
Ø40 antistatic accessory kit included as standard
Electromechanical floating device for minimum liquid level control
Optional fixed attachment tool for floor cleaning, for better handling and practical use
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