Morse drum handlers can be made with spark resistant parts. These spark resistant drum handlers are made using steel components for most of the structure, but spark resistant material for certain parts.
“Spark resistant parts” are intended to reduce the possibility of mechanical sparks as a possible source of ignition. They are not a substitute for grounding and bonding for preventing static electricity discharges.
Metals such as Monel are used in the drum holder bands and at the lifting eyes. Stainless steel chain is used instead of carbon alloy steel chain across the front of the drum. Some models which include pull chains for the tilt-control drive have brass chain substituted for the steel chain.
-Monel is an alloy consisting mostly of nickel and copper
-Brass is non-ferrous
-Stainless steel, though not non-ferrous, has a lower iron content and is considered less prone to sparking than steel alloy chain
Examples of standard Morse models available with spark resistant parts include:
Drum Truck with Spark Resistant Parts – Model # 160M