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Imperial Systems Spark Trap: The Security System You Need

Extinguish the threat of explosions with an Imperial Systems spark trap.

While it is imperative that every metalworking facility have highly efficient dust collection systems, it is just as crucial that metalworking facilities utilize a spark trap to provide even greater protection from these combustible hazards.

Spark-TrapImperial Systems has dedicated over a decade to preventing and reducing fires and explosions in metalworking and manufacturing facilities. We continually strive to meet and exceed the standards recommended by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the guidelines set out by the National Fire Protection Association with our highly efficient dust collection systems and replacement cartridge filters.

If you’re asking yourself if a spark trap is really necessary– the answer is yes! Consider the findings of the OSHA’s National Emphasis Program, which shows that metal dust accounts for 20% of explosions nationwide, and that 7% of ignition sources are ignited by fabricated metals while another 8% of ignition sources are caused by Primary metals. If you want to reduce the possibility of an accident at your metalworking facility, you MUST invest in spark arrestors!

How Can Imperial Systems Spark Trap Reduce Explosions?

Adding a spark trap to your industrial dust collection system is like adding a security system to your home. You already have the proper amount of protection with locks, but installing a security system in your home provides another line of defense, keeping you and your family safe.

An Imperial Systems, our spark trap is the first line of defense in protecting your metal fabricators and your metalworking facility from explosions. Imperial Systems Spark Arrestors extinguish nearly every spark before it enters into the main containment unit where combustible dust and other flammable material collects. When you choose our Spark Arrestors, you’ll receive a quality product made with heavy duty materials that is highly effective at keeping sparks from entering your industrial dust collector.

Here are the quality features you’ll receive when you invest in our spark traps:

  • Maintenance free components
  • Fully welded construction
  • Easy install for any system
  • No moving parts
  • Available in carbon steel or stainless steel
  • Can be installed in horizontal or vertical configurations
  • Available in 6in. – 40in.
  • Clean out door
  • Doesn’t require water


Spark Trap Optional Features include:

  • Raw inlet and outlet edges
  • A clamp together function for clamping duct
  • Rolled angle flange for bolt together duct

If want more information about our spark traps, and you want to elevate the security for your metalworkers, contact Imperial Systems at 800-918-3013 to speak with one of our representatives today!

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