Applications

Performance and versatility built to handle a wide range of applications

Long-lasting, quality construction makes Nilfisk wet/dry vacuums perfect for many applications and environments – from construction sites to body shops to light industrial applications. Nilfisk delivers advanced features like quiet operation, high-efficiency, multi-stage filtration systems, HEPA filters, InfiniClean automatic filter cleaning, auto start/stop, and hoses and accessories designed for all types of work sites.

Industrial-strength vacuums for processing and manufacturingSee Vacuums

  • Building, construction and restoration
  • Oil & lube facilities
  • Woodworking shops
  • Municipalities
  • Body shops
  • Hospitality
  • Light-duty industrial

Vacuums for Compliance with OSHA Regulations on Silica Dust Exposure

OSHA’s final rule on silica dust, issued June 2016, dramatically decreased the permissible exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica for workers who perform cutting, grinding, drilling and sandblasting. Workers can no longer be exposed to more than 50 micrograms per cubic meter of silica per 8-hour shift.

Nilfisk Industrial Vacuums with HEPA filtration play a key role in reducing silica dust exposure to help you stay compliant with the new standard. All Nilfisk HEPA filters are DOP-tested and certified to capture 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns. PullClean and InfiniClean filter cleaning systems also help construction employers comply with Table 1 of the standard so they don’t have to monitor exposure. Learn more about HEPA filtration.

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Vacuums for compliance with the EPA’s
Lead RRP

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead RRP (40 CFR, Part 745, Subpart E) went into effect on April 22, 2010 to protect the public from lead-based paint hazards resulting from renovation, repair and painting projects. The rule governs contractors performing work that disturbs lead-based paint in target housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978. Contractors performing this type of work must now be EPA-certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

Among other EPA requirements, contractors must now use HEPA vacuums. “Renovation firms should look for a vacuum cleaner that was designed to be operated with a HEPA filter, rather than a shop vacuum that can be fitted with a HEPA filter in place of the original basic filter,” recommends the EPA website. Nilfisk HEPA vacuums exceed the EPA’s definition of a HEPA vacuum, and will collect and contain all hazardous lead dust generated during renovations. Equipped with multi-stage filtration systems, including certified HEPA filters, Nilfisk HEPA vacuums capture 99.97% of dust and debris, down to and including 0.3 microns. Learn more about HEPA filtration.

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Lead RRP