Firing Range Dust

Product Overview

A major concern at firing ranges is how to safely remove accumulated hazardous lead dust created from weapon discharge. This dust needs to be removed quickly, often, and in a manner that doesn’t stir up the dust or increase the amount of lead particulates in the atmosphere. Loose gunpowder can gather in the air, increasing the potential for a combustible dust explosion, and may lead to serious health hazards through continous exposure. To prevent this from happening, you need Ruwac’s Range Vac Series portable vacuums. Manufactured under strict quality control here in the United States, our firing range vacuums are perfect for either indoor or outdoor use.

For Indoor Use:

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
  • Includes HEPA Maxx filter to return only clean air while containing and filtering harmful materials
  • Safely contains harmful lead dust without letting the operator come into any contact with them during the removal process
  • OSHA compliant, rated for continuous duty, and is completely serviceable nationwide
  • Under 8 cu. ft. certified for indoor use
  • Industry-leading MicroClean filter is 99.9% efficient at 0.5 microns, preventing filter clogs and cutting down on costly filter replacements
  • Foot-actuated 9 gallon dustpan allows for easy, dust-free emptying
Product CFM Pressure (Hg”) Motor Phase Volts Horsepower Amps Filter Size (sq. ft.)
Range Vac 110XP Lead Dust Removal Vacuum
Range Vac 110XP
150 CFM 5 Hg” Single 110 Volts 1.5 Hp 16 Amps 13 sq. ft.

For Outdoor Use:

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:

  • Available in models that are non-sparking by impact or grounded and sealed and rated for Class II, Div 2 environments
  • Includes HEPA Maxx filter to return only clean air while containing and filtering harmful materials
  • Safely contains harmful lead dust without letting the operator come into any contact with them during the removal process
  • OSHA compliant and is completely serviceable nationwide
  • Industry-leading MicroClean filter is 99.9% efficient at 0.5 microns, preventing filter clogs and cutting down on costly filter replacements
  • Foot-actuated 9 gallon dustpan allows for easy, dust-free emptying
Product CFM Pressure (Hg”) Motor Phase Volts Horsepower Amps Filter Size (sq. ft.)
Range Vac 220
Range Vac 220
200 CFM 7.2 Hg” Single 110 Volts 3.2 Hp 17 Amps 13 sq. ft.
Range Vac 110
Range Vac 110
150 CFM 5.5 Hg” Single 110 Volts 1.5 Hp 16 Amps 13 sq. ft.