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Hafco Vacuums are Intrinsically Safe

ATEX CertifiedHafcoVac explosion proof vacuum cleaners are ATEX Certified safe for use in hazardous locations as part of a combustible dust control program and are suitable for many flammable and combustible materials. There are no motors to arc or moving parts to create friction and spark. Our non-electric Explosion-proof vacuums are safe, reliable and are cost effective solutions.

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What’s in the Box?

What's In The BoxComplete turnkey solutions for your  vacuuming needs with unparalleled performance, reliability and value. Just unpack and connect to your air supply and your ready to clean.

 18 Gauge Drum
 Vacuum Generating Head
 Vacuum Hose
 20″ x 3/4″ ID Air Supply Line
 Caster Base (Drum dolly)
 Wet/Dry Floor tool with 4″ wand
 Crevice Tool
 Filter (HEPA standard on Explosion-Proof models, optional on others)

Configuring Your Vacuum

Our Certified Vacuum Configurator and Anti-Static Vacuum Configurator will allow you to design and build the system specifically for your facility. It  is intended to help you choose the most appropriate Pneumatic Vacuum Cleaner for your application. Our sales staff are always standing by for any assistance so you can always  contact us for additional guidance.

Configuring Your Vacuum

Vacuum HeadIf you already have a quality 18 gauge (1.1mm) drum, our Vacuum Head & Tools package might fill your needs. The Head & Tools configuration includes everything in the Complete Vacuum package, except for the drum and dolly. For best performance, we recommend the Complete Vacuum System but if you would like to use your own drum please note the following important considerations:


Our Vacuum heads create a powerful vacuum when installed on your own 30 or 55 gallon drums. Due to the powerful suction created please ensure that your drum is constructed of a minimum of 18 gauge (1.1mm) steel if your drum was not purchased from HafcoVac. Use of a thinner gauge steel or a damaged drum can result in collapse of the drum and possible damage to the vacuum head and injury.


Drums must be a standard size 30 or 55 gallon steel drum constructed of 18 gauge (1.1mm) thick steel. The HafcoVac Vacuum Heads rests on the top of the drum and is held fast by the strong Venturi suction. If the drum is not a standard size or lacks a smooth lip, the head will not fit or can fail to create a good seal. If your drum is not at least 18 gauge it will implode under the extreme vacuum pressure created inside.


When ordering an Explosion-Proof vacuum model, you must ensure your drum is fully grounded to ensure static electricity dissipation.  Contact us if you would like to purchase an explosion proof head without a drum and are unsure of grounding procedures.

Compressed Air Requirements

All HafcoVac industrial vacuums operate using compressed air and do not use electricity. The air supply requirement is determined by your application and the availability of your air supply. In general, HafcoVac 60 requires a minimum of 45 CFM and HafcoVac 100 requires 85 CFM. See the chart below for more information.

18 CFM Models 5 HP Minimum
48 CFM Models 10 HP Minimum
85 CFM Models 20 HP Minimum
185 CFM Models/Dual Venturi 40 HP Minimum
Vacuum Hose Selection

Vacuum HoseVacuum hoses are available in either 1.5? or 2? diameter. In general, a smaller diameter hose will perform better than a larger.

Considerations for Choosing a Hose Size:


If the material being picked up is larger than 1? in diameter than choosing the larger diameter hose will prevent clogging.


If you are requiring more than 25? of hose than a smaller diameter hose will perform better.


We carry a full line of 1.5? accessories and 2? accessories. Click here to view accessories.


If the material to be picked up is hot, abrasive or prone to static buildup or explosive we carry Heavy Duty and Static Conductive hoses.

Drum Sizes

55 Gallon DrumHafcoVac Industrial Pneumatic Vacuums require a 30 Gallon or 55 Gallon Drum to operate. The drum collects the vacuumed material and creates the sealed chamber that generates the vacuum suction. Both size drums perform the same but below are considerations to help choose a size:

Space Constraints

The size of your work area will help determine the size you need. A 30 gallon unit might be a better fit at a constrained workstation.

Density and Volume of Material

Determine if a 55 Gallon Drum full of the recovered material would be too heavy to safely manage versus a 30 Gallon Drum. Other considerations include whether a 30 Gallon Drum would have to be emptied too frequently. With our years of experience we can advise you of the correct size for your facility and needs.

HafcoVac HEPA Filtration

HEPA FilterHigh Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration is available for all HafcoVac models. HafcoVac Industrial HEPA Vacuum Filtration is standard on all Explosion-Proof Industrial Vacuums.

Typical applications for HEPA industrial vacuum cleaners include:
 Asbestos abatement
 Lead paint recovery
 Healthcare facility cleanup
 Pharmaceutical manufacturing
 Food processing
 Power Generation
 Combustible dust preventative maintenance

Detailed specifications on the filter media used in our filters can be found here. These specifications are verified using a DOP test as per US Military spec MIL-STD-282. HafcoVac HEPA filters are manufactured to True (Absolute) HEPA standards, 99.97% efficient at .3 micron. With a HafcoVac HEPA filter properly installed on a well maintained vac, you can rest assured your employees safety is accounted for. When using HEPA filtration, please pay extra attention that the filter is well secured with the retaining springs, and that all seals and gaskets are intact and in good condition. Failure to observe these warnings can result in air escaping without proper filtration, severely reducing the effectiveness of the filter.

All of our units can be upgraded to a HEPA industrial vacuum by purchasing the HV-7063 HEPA Filter.