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Oil and Gas (refineries, pipeline, confined space, drilling)

Chemical (fertilizer plants, breweries and distilleries, ink, glue, paint factories, pharmaceutical factories, Hazard Material Handling (HAZMAT)

Explosives (Ammunition factory and storage, missile assembly, rocket fuel, synthetic fiber manufacturing)

Paint Booths, MRI Machine Maintenance (Some non-sparking tools are also non-magnetic) Railroads, Shipyards

and Firemen (when a refinery is on fire or a tanker trailer flips on a highway)

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Titanium does create sparks. The tool is mostly copper, which has the non-sparking characteristics. 2-5% of the tool is Titanium to add strength since copper is very soft.

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Anywhere there is the presence of flammable liquids, gases, vapors, dusts, or materials.

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Technically, any metal produces a "spark" Non-sparking tools create a "cold spark". The temperature of the spark is not hot enough to ignite even carbon disulfide which has one of the lowest ignition points. I think -45 F.

With enough friction, you potentially could create a "hot spark" To pass India's standard for non-sparking tools, your tool is put in a chamber with flammable gases. A steel rod is spun at high speed and hit against your tool. If your tool can last 5 minutes without igniting the gas, it is considered non-sparking.

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Copper alloys mainly. The most common non-sparking tools are Copper Beryllium, Aluminum Bronze, and now Copper Titanium as recently been developed and introduced to North America.