(Safety Sensors and Switches)
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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and guidelines highlight safe working practices in hazardous areas; specifically how to control static electricity, which in many cases is capable of... (View Full Article)
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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Previous article in Ear to the Ground have focused on the dangers of charge accumulation on isolated metal objects and on plastic containers. Another area for consideration is the often neglected... (View Full Article)
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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Static electricity is a phenomenon many of us are well aware of! To illustrate, Table 1 , whereas Table 2 shows how much charge potential can accumulate on a road tanker. As early as the 1960's... (View Full Article)
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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This article sets out to dispel the myths surrounding "safe" ways to earth an object after it has become inadvertently charged with static electricity in a potentially flammable atmosphere. It draws... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electromagnetic Sensing)
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The overall cost of non-compliance can stretch far beyond potential "savings" achieved by ignoring the risk of electrostatic ignitions or by using noncompliant static control methods.... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electromagnetic Sensing)
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The UK's Health & Safety Executive, in collaboration with the Chemical Business Association (CBA) and Solvent Industry Association (SIA) has issued general guidance outlining the type of assessments... (View Full Article)
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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In 2006, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board published the findings of a major study outlining the scale and devastating consequences of combustible dust cloud explosions that have occurred between 1980... (View Full Article)
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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Grounding (also known as Earthing) clamps connected via cables to identified ground points are the established and proven method of preventing electrostatic charge accumulating on moveable or fixed... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Machine Safeguarding)
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Powder processing operations can generate vast quantities of electrostatic charge via the movement of powder. The standard method of charging on powder processing operations is due to... (View Full Article)
(Material Handling Equipment)
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While some packaging options will require plastics that demonstrate specific levels of material compatibly with different products, one of the major drivers of plastic packaging is their relative low... (View Full Article)
(Electrical Distribution and Protection)
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There are several internationally recognised standards that provide guidance on ways to limit electrostatic hazards enabling those responsible for worker health and safety minimise the risk of... (View Full Article)