TO AVOID FIRE/EXPLOSION
- AMPCO tools protect against mechanical sparks (impact and friction) but NOT static sparks which can ignite flammable vapors, liquids, dusts and residues.
- AMPCO tools should be grounded if there is a concern for static spark.
- Keep non-sparking tools clean and free from impregnated particles and other contaminants.
- AMPCO and other copper-based tools should not be used in direct contact with acetylene, ethylene oxide, azide salts and explosives such as amatol, DBX, and lead azide.