If an air hose, open pipe, or copper tube has an outlet pressure that's greater than 30 PSIG, a worker can be seriously injured or killed if they block the opening with a hand or other body part. At that pressure, it is possible for air to enter the bloodstream through the skin (Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard CFR 1910.242(b)). Every one of EXAIR's Air Nozzles have been designed to prevent that blockage at any pressure.
If you are currently using open pipe or commercial nozzles for your blowoff or cooling operation, you're already well aware of how loud it can get. These devices can produce noise levels that are well over 100 dBA. OSHA warns that an unprotected worker can only work for 2 hours in the proximity of 100 dBA noise before permanent hearing loss will occur (OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.95(a)). For instance, EXAIR's Model 1100 Super Air Nozzle has a noise level of only 74 dBA at 80 PSIG yet still produces .8 lbs of strong blowoff force!
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One item that is often overlooked when auditing your company's expenditures is the cost of compressed air. On a 24 hour production line, reducing average compressed air use by even one Standard Cubic Foot per Minute (SCFM) can result in a savings of over $130 per year and, replacing open tubing or a commercial nozzle with an engineered nozzle from EXAIR can reduce air use by 50-70%!
Now that you know why you should pick EXAIR's engineered nozzles, here's an easy way to do it! EXAIR's Blowoff Guide contains pictures, specifications, and examples that make it a breeze to choose the right Air Nozzle or Safety Air Gun for your application.