RANGE VAC
LEAD DUST REMOVAL VACUUM SYSTEM
FOR THE SAFE CLEANING
OF FIRING RANGES
RING
FEATU XX
MA
HEPA
TION
FILTRA
• Available in models for
indoor or outdoor firing
range use
• MicroClean filtration
prevents filter clogs and
costly replacements
• Compression cast
composite housing for
lifetime durability
• Easy, dust-free disposal
system reduces operator
exposure with harmful
materials
USA
We vacuum everything.
www.ruwac.com
RANGE VAC
LEAD DUST REMOVAL VACUUM SYSTEM
The Safest Solution for Lead Dust!
Range Vac 220
• Fully grounded and non-sparking by impact
• HEPA Maxx filter efficiency is
99.997% @ 0.3 micron
• 110 Volt / 3.2 HP / 200 CFM
• Portable design features easy,
9 gallon foot-actuated dustpan
• Direct Bagger design features
dust-free collection into bagged container
• Includes full accessories package for
easy clean-up and organized storage:
- 2” Floor Cleaning Accessory Package
- 2” Rubber Conductive Utility Tool
- 9” Wall Brush
- 60” Wand
- 2” x 25” Fully Grounded and Flexible
Urethane Hose
- Tool Basket
About Ruwac’s MicroClean Filtration
The Longest Lasting Industrial Vacuum Filter on the Market!
Ruwac’s low-loading MicroClean filters are specifically designed to collect dust and
powders just like those you’d find at a firing range. The innovative pleated design
allows filter area to be maximized within a confined space. There are no paper or
cartridge filters here. Our filters are made out of only the best quality materials to
ensure longevity and performance. Ruwac filters are 99% efficient at removing
particles down to and including 0.5 micron. Unlike cartridge or paper filters which
need to be replaced, our filters are permanently installed, and can be cleaned
without disassembling the vacuums.
Pleated paper and cartridge filters can become distorted with too much filter cake,
rendering a vacuum useless. With a Ruwac vacuum, you never have to worry about
collapsing filters. Our MicroClean filters are protected with a steel frame and wire
mesh inserts to preserve shape and integrity while vacuuming and cleaning.
Furthermore, an external manual cleaning assembly allows users to rid the filter of
dust accumulation, renewing air flow, and extending filter life!
REFER TO SAFETY CODES TO CONFIRM WHICH TYPE OF VACUUM YOUR FIRING RANGE WILL REQUIRE
©2017 Ruwac USA • 54 Winter St. • Holyoke, MA 01040 • (413) 532-4030 • info@ruwac.com
HEPA-PURIFIED VACUUMS FOR THE
SAFE REMOVAL OF LEAD DUST
Concerned About Unspent Gun Powder?
Class II, Division 2 Vacuums Are Available
For Housekeeping of Lead & Combustible Dust
Range Vac 110
• Rated for Class II, Div 2 hazardous environments
• Compliant with NFPA 652 & 654
• Fully grounded and sealed
• Non-sparking by impact
• HEPA Maxx filter efficiency is 99.997% @ 0.3 micron
• Continuous duty operation
• 110 Volt / 1.5 HP / 150 CFM
• Includes full explosion-proof accessories package for easy clean-up:
- 54” Aluminum Two-Piece Wand
- 11” Aluminum Crevice Tool
- 16” Conductive Rubber Floor Tool
w/ Replacement Bristles & Squeegee
- 3” Round Static-Conductive Brush
- 1.5” x 25’ Fully Grounded and
Flexible Urethane Hose
*Class I, Division 1 & 2 vacuums are also available
Features & Benefits
Indestructible Housing
Dent and Rust-free -- Backed by
Ruwac’s Lifetime Guarantee!
Accessories
Includes Complete
Floor Cleaning and
Overhead Cleaning
Accessories
HEPA Filtration
for Air Purification
Manual Filter Shaker
Easy Filter Cleaning Without
Having to Access It Internally
Optional
32” Floor Sweep
for Quick Dust Pick-Up
of Materials
©2017 Ruwac USA • 54 Winter St. • Holyoke, MA 01040 • (413) 532-4030 • info@ruwac.com
RANGE VAC
LEAD DUST REMOVAL VACUUM SYSTEM
Lead Dust, Its Hazards, and Your Complete
Solution
Why is Lead Dust Harmful?
Lead occurs naturally and can be found in many forms. Most of the lead used to produce ammunition is in its metallic form or in various
lead compounds (such as “lead styphnate” or “lead azide” used in primers) which have a very low reactivity. Despite their relatively inert
properties, these can easily result in harmful health effects over time which firing range operators should be aware of and concerned
about.
Firing range workers are exposed to lead dust on a daily basis when a firearm shoots off ammunition and produces it. Workers may
inadvertently breathe it in when the dust is in the air, or swallow it as it comes into contact with a worker’s skin or face due to the dust’s
microscopic size that makes it easy to pass through the linings of the lungs and into the bloodstream. Frequently exposed firing range
workers to lead dust puts them at risk of experiencing lead poisoning and other damaging affects to the brain, nerves, red blood cells,
kidneys and reproductive systems of men and women. It’s a potential health risk that can only be remedied when firing range operators
enforce safe housekeeping measures with the right kind of industrial vacuum cleaner.
Ruwac’s Lead Dust Removal Solution for Firing Ranges
If you are a firing range owner who deals with the presence of lead dust from ammunition at your facility, you need a specialized
industrial vacuum system built for the removal of this hazardous material. The environment in which your firing range is located will play
an important role in choosing which type of industrial vacuum cleaner will work best to safely remove lead dust from the area, as
unburned gun powder has combustible properties that react differently when placed indoors or outdoors.
Indoor Firing Ranges
Dry sweeping, wiping, and dusting are not proper cleaning methods for indoor firing range facilities due to the increased risk of them to
becoming airborne. However, there’s one additional aspect to take into consideration: Indoor firing range’s atmospheric pressure
increase the risk for a combustible dust explosion. To safely avoid this, Ruwac’s vacuum systems for indoor firing ranges are:
• Legally certified explosion proof to prevent unburned or spilled gunpowder from accidentally igniting
• Use a HEPA filter, as these vacuums will return only clean air while containing and filtering harmful materials
• Safely contain harmful lead dust without letting the operator come into any contact with them during the removal process
[source: NSSF Item #724]
Outdoor Firing Ranges
Again, dry sweeping, wiping, and dusting are not proper cleaning methods for outdoor firing range facilities, as this allows them to be
stirred up and allows them to become airborne. Ruwac’s vacuums for outdoor ranges do the folllowing:
• Non-Sparking by Impact or Grounded and Sealed and rated for Class II, Div 2 environments
• Use a HEPA filter that will return only clean air while containing and filtering harmful materials
• Safely contain harmful lead dust without letting the operator come into any contact with them during the removal process
[source: NIOSH2011]
8
USA
ACCREDITED
©2017 Ruwac USA • 54 Winter St. • Holyoke, MA 01040 • (413) 532-4030 • info@ruwac.com