Explosion proof vacuums - pneumatic air powered anti-static vacuum cleaners

Explosion proof vacuum cleaners manufactured by Spillrite Vacuums Australia. We design and manufacture a wide range of explosion proof pneumatic vacuums. As these explosion proof vacuums are powered by compressed air they produce no ignition source or have any internal heating element, the two main sources of sparking in normal vacuums. These air powered explosion proof vacuums also have no internal moving parts so there is no chance of sparking through friction, another common source of sparks.

All Spillrite explosion proof vacuums are Australian made and supported. Our range of industrial explosion proof vacs are approved for use in class I,II and III, divisions 1 and 2.  

Each one of our vacuums can be fitted with HEPA rated filters if need be.

Dust Ignition proof vacuum cleaners

The SPAV CYCLONE explosion proof combination vacuum system has been designed to vacuum combustible dusts like grains, flour, sugars, carbon and most explosive dusts.

The complete system is fitted with a variety of anti static features which include;

• Anti-static filter cartridge

• Static build up release chain

• Anti-static suction hose

• Anti-static connection fittings

• Anti statis upgrade of the plastic cyclone

• Anti-static grounding strap to cyclone

• Smooth bore inner cyclone wall to prevent tribo-electric charging

• Metal construction of main unit

• Complete earth and grounding of whole system

Explosion Proof - dust ignition proof


Another popular choice for explosion proof vacuums is the Explosion Proof Anti Static Drum Lid vacuum which is a pneumatic power head fitted to a galvanised steel drum lid. This unit has reverse filter cleaning as standard.

Explosion proof Drum Lid Vacuum with reverse filter cleaning


This air powered explosion proof vacuum comes in many different power settings.


The picture to the right outlines the features of this particluar explosion proof vacuum;

  • 1 - The pneumatic power head is silencer with a mild steel shroud. The internal silencing baffles mean the sound signature is very low and does not affect perfomance of the single or twin venturi's.
  • 2 - This model has a stainless steel tank which is useful in many industries, including the food industry.
  • 3 - Each unit is supplied with anti-static explosion proof suction hose.
  • 4 - The floor tool is a 450mm wide squeegee.
  • 5 - The wand is chromed steel two piece 38mm.
  • 6 - The tank has a tipping facility and also a grounding chain.
  • 7 -The unit picture can be configured both wet and dry.
explosion proof vacuum - air powered

Spillrite Explosion-Proof Vacuum Cleaners are ATEX certified and UKCA certified safe for use in hazardous locations as part of a combustible dust control program and are suitable for most flammable and combustible waste. Spillrite vacuums are certified under ATEX directive for Europe and also UKCA EX which will be the new directive for the UK which comes into effect in 2022. These standards are for equipment approved for use in explosive atmospheres.

Spillrite explosion proof vacuum cleaners are safe for use in hazardous situations for control of combustible dusts and most flammable fluids. Our vacuums do not create any arcing or sparks or generate any heat through normal operation.

Explosion proof vacuum cleaners particuarly when powered by compressed air provide the highest safety rating and are intrinsically safe. As the vacuum power is created through the venturi principle and there are no moving parts, there is no friction or heat created in the process.

Spillrite Australia has been approved to supply Explosion Proof vacuums to the Australian Defence Department and Airbus Group Australasia.


Explosion proof anti static vacuums for use in all explosion risk areas including Zones 1 and 2 (Gas) and 21 and 22 (Dust).

One of Spillrites most popular Explosion Proof Vacuum Cleaners is the SPAV/EX, Spill Control Air Vac Explosion Proof. This air powered explosion proof drum lid vacuum attaches to a steel drum and turns the drum into a powerful wet only explosion proof vacuum.


  1. Vacuum powerhead is made from anti-static metal
  2. Metal anti-static chrome wand
  3. Explosion proof anti-static suction hose
  4. Anti-static metal tank fittings
  5. Vacuum trolley base grounded with grounding chain
  6. Anti-static air fittings
  7. Anti-static tank fittings which complete the dissipation path
  8. Stainless steel anti-static capture tank