This video is part of our Technical Series on Compressor and Air Hose Safety. Click here for an outline of the entire Compressor and Air Hose Safety Series.
Do you have a small compressor in your workshop at home that you use every now and then? If you do, then watch this short video and then make sure that you have very carefully inspected the unit before you use it again! This video recorded on a security camera, shows the incredible impact of an exploding air receiver - watch until the end to see the receiver after the explosion!
Other articles in part 1 of the compressor and air hose safety series
Written by Ian Speer - read more about some of the safety issues you could face and how to address them.
Written by Ian Speer - read about some of the safest ways to achieve lowest hose costs while minimising the operating risks to personnel, plant and the environment.
High pressure air is a potentially lethal hazard - read about the most effective restraints.
A terrifying look at the effects of using a whip check versus a hose sock. The difference could be a life.
CCTV cameras caught an unbelievable compressor explosion.