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Static Sparks Ignites Road Tanker

24 Feb 2021  |
The loading and unloading of road tankers with flammable and combustible products present one of the most serious fire and explosion risks for site operations within industry.

The nature of static ignition risks poses one of the most complex problems in terms of implementing measures of control that can mitigate electrostatic hazards in a safe and reliable way.

In this incident, a road tanker driver was on top of his vehicle checking the contents of its compartments and preparing to transfer material from a cargo tank when explosive vapours ignited within the vehicle he was standing on. 

This case study explores the repercussions, impact, and measures of control after an incident took place where static electricity was the ignition source.

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