Although static electricity is generally regarded as a nuisance, in the hazardous process industries it can become an ignition source. Discharges of static electricity have been identified as the ignition source in a broad range of processes. It is as potent as sparks resulting from mechanical and electrical sources, and yet, it is often underestimated, either due to a lack of awareness of the risks it poses or because of neglect and/or complacency.
Newson Gale’s new Grounding and Bonding Handbook highlights some of the processes that can be susceptible to static charge accumulation.
- View a range of solutions that can help mitigate against the accumulation of electrostatic charge.
- Check some of the latest state of the art guidance from the National Fire Protection Association and the EX division of International Electrotechnical Commission.
- Understanding static electricity and why it is a credible ignition source in HAZLOC/EX atmospheres.
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