Tiger-Vac Inc. (Dania, Florida) is featuring its line of explosion-proof vacuum cleaners that are legally certified for explosive environments (Class 1 Groups A,B,C & D and Class II Groups E, F, G). Explosion-proof vacuum cleaners are designed for use in areas where the presence of flammable gases, vapors or finely pulverized dust in the atmosphere are sufficient to create a threat of explosion or fire. Tiger-Vac's vacuum cleaners are legally certified and evaluated by a Nationally Recognized Testing Lab (NRTL) that is recognized by OSHA and tested for use in hazardous locations.
Editor PickComposites in the Martian suit
When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.