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Feb. 21, 2012
New model is CSA-certified with extra collection capacity
The Nilfisk CFM 118/50EXP is fully grounded, built of 304 stainless steel, and outfitted with conductive hose and accessories to eliminate percussion arcing and static charge.

The NILFISK Industrial Vacuum Division expanded its line of combustible dust vacuums with the new Nilfisk CFM 118/50EXP for collecting dry dust and debris that often accumulates on floors and overhead areas. It’s a single-phase, electric vacuum cleaner that is CSA-certified explosion-proof / dust ignition-proof for use in Class I, Group D, and Class II, Groups E, F, and G environments.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established a combustible dust National Emphasis Program (NEP) in 2008, presenting guidelines for manufacturers to control combustible dust in their operations. The agency recommends that facilities adopt a comprehensive maintenance program that includes a properly equipped industrial vacuum cleaner to minimize dust accumulation.

The Nilfisk CFM 118/50EXP is designed to maintain the highest level of operational safety, completely grounded, built of non-sparking 304 stainless steel, and equipped with conductive hose and accessories to eliminate percussion arcing and static charge. It has a 13.2-gallon collection container that is easy to remove, lift, and empty; an anti-static filter with large surface area that guarantees high filtration efficiency, and prevents premature clogging; and a downstream HEPA filter to capture 99.97% of debris, down to and including 0.3 microns (an optional upstream HEPA/ULPA filtration is available, too.)

The developer said the launch of its CFM 118/50 EXP enhances its current explosion-proof vacuum offerings, which include a smaller, dry-only unit and a wet/dry unit. It also offers a line of pneumatic vacuums for hazardous locations vacuums.