Nilfisk Industrial Vacuum Division Launches New Explosion-Proof Vacuum for Combustible Dust

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Nilfisk CFM 118/50EXP is CSA-certified with extra collection capacity.

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Nilfisk CFM 118/50EXP

Designed for the collection of dry dust and debris that often accumulates on floors and overhead areas in manufacturing facilities, the 118/50EXP is CSA-certified explosion-proof / dust ignition-proof.

The Nilfisk Industrial Vacuum Division has expanded its line of combustible dust vacuums with the availability of the new Nilfisk CFM 118/50EXP. Designed for the collection of dry dust and debris that often accumulates on floors and overhead areas in manufacturing facilities, this single-phase, electric vacuum cleaner is CSA-certified explosion-proof / dust ignition-proof for use in Class I, Group D, and Class II, Groups E, F, and G environments.

Constructed to the highest level of operational safety, the Nilfisk CFM 118/50EXP is completely grounded, composed of non-sparking 304 stainless steel, and equipped with conductive hose and accessories to eliminate percussion arcing and static charge. The Nilfisk CFM 118/50 EXP also features:

  • 13.2-gallon collection container that is easy to remove, lift, carry, and empty.
  • Antistatic filter with large surface area that guarantees high filtration efficiency and prevents premature clogging.
  • Downstream HEPA filter to capture 99.97% of debris, down to and including 0.3 microns; Optional upstream HEPA/ULPA filtration is also available.

The launch of the Nilfisk CFM 118/50 EXP enhances the company’s current explosion-proof vacuum offerings, which already include the 118EXP, a smaller, dry-only unit, and the 118EXPW, a wet/dry unit. The company also offers a pneumatic line of hazardous location vacuums. For more information, visit

In 2008, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a combustible dust National Emphasis Program (NEP) offering guidelines for controlling combustible dust in manufacturing facilities. The agency recommends that facilities adopt a comprehensive maintenance program that includes a properly-equipped industrial vacuum cleaner to keep dust accumulations to a minimum.

About Nilfisk Industrial Vacuum Division

Nilfisk Industrial Vacuum Division, also known as Nilfisk-Advance America, Inc., is one of the largest providers of cleaning equipment in North America. From its Morgantown, PA headquarters, Nilfisk Industrial Vacuums supports three brands of industrial vacuum cleaners: Nilfisk, Nilfisk ALTO and Nilfisk CFM. Equipped with exceptionally efficient filtration systems and user-friendly features, the company’s vacuums play a critical role in thousands of manufacturing facilities and industrial processes across North America. Supported by a direct sales force and extensive dealer network, Nilfisk Industrial Vacuums have solved a variety of cleaning challenges, including combustible dust, general maintenance, overhead cleaning, abatement, process integration, laboratory/cleanroom control, and more. For more information, visit

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