If you’re holding an ordinary metal tool in your hand in a potentially explosive environment, you might as well be holding a match….

All it takes is a single accidental contact and you could create a spark that ignites the vapours, liquids or dusts present in the atmosphere – with a bang!

That’s why PACE, with our Zero Accidents Policy and commitment to take safety seriously, recommend and supply the extensive range of non-sparking safety tools. From commonly used tools like hammers, spanners and screwdrivers, wire brushes and wrenches, to more specialist items like pipe wrenches, wire strippers, hexagon keys and wrecking bars, the pace  non-sparking range allows you to work as normal even in an ATEX zone.

And with no risk of creating a potentially spark.

Safety – and comfort – first 

The PACE range of non-sparking tools builds on years of experience in the design and manufacture of standard tools. So you can be sure that safety doesn’t compromise comfort, and usability.

In fact, all the tools in the non-sparking range are forged after casting to ensure their quality and durability, and ergonomically designed for comfort and effectiveness in use.

For example, the range includes:
  • Ring spanners with a 12-point bi-hexagon ring for easy alignment
  • Pliers with hand guards for extra user-protection.
So these are not only some of the safest tools for use in potentially explosive environments, but also some of the most comfortable and efficient tools to use anywhere. Certified non-sparking To eliminate the risk of spark production, PACE non-sparking range are made from:
  • Aluminium-Bronze (Al-Bron)
  • Copper-Beryllium (Cu-Be)
These are both certified non-sparking alloys. Al-Bron tools can be used in all zones except IIC hydrogen, acetylene, ethyl nitrate while Cu-Be tools can be safely used in all ATEX zones except those where acetylene gas is present. Acetylene reacts with copper to create highly-explosive acetyl ides, so no tools with a copper composition higher than 65% should be used where acetylene is present. However, PACE tools made from an alloy specially developed for this type of environment.

Better safe than sorry