Danger in Vacuum Projects

The operation of vacuum equipment involves the loading or offloading of various types of dry or wet material. The pump, fan or positive displacement blower creates an area of low pressure in the vacuum tank. Atmospheric pressure helps push liquid material through the hose and into the tank. A vacuum hose under suction can produce an air velocity of up to 624 miles per hour. In the event that a body part comes in contact with a hose end, you will be unable to pull yourself free.

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