The notable benefits of non-flammable degreasers include:
- Larger range of applications compared to flammable degreasers
- Safer to work with
- Increase protection of equipment
The most common way to identify the flammability of a degreaser is the Global Harmonized System (GHS) flammable pictogram. Other organizations like the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) provide a rating of the degreaser from 0 to 4. Zero is the lowest flammability rating, meaning non-flammable, and four is the highest.
Benefits of Non-Flammable Degreasers
Larger Range of Applications
By using a degreaser that is not flammable, it can be used in applications that are exposed to ignition sources. Non-flammable degreasers can be used in areas of operation that may be exposed to open flames, hot surfaces, or sparks. Also, proper ventilation is required to help reduce risk when using flammable degreasers; using non-flammable degreasers does not require any additional ventilation.
Safer for Workers
When using non-flammable degreasers, workers are at a decreased risk for injury. Degreasers can be used for cleaning electrical equipment that remains live while being cleansed. Since the equipment is not shut down, non-flammable degreasers must be used to prevent flames from erupting. Even when there is minimal risk of electrical sparks, flammable solvents can help electrical arcs occur putting works at extreme risk. Using non-flammable options eliminates the risk of electrical arcs.
Increased Equipment Protection
Non-flammable degreasers help protect the equipment from electrical arcs and prevent the system from erupting in flames. Equipment can be damaged when electrical arcs or fires occur. By using a degreaser that eliminates the chance for electrical arcs and fires, the equipment is better protected.
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