Did you know that in a broad range of hazardous process industries, static electricity can become an ignition source?
When transferring highly flammable or combustible products into metal drums, cans, Ex IBCs etc. it is essential that hazardous process industries have suitable grounding in place and certified equipment to protect the safety of plant and personnel during the operation.
To understand what can go wrong when these types of product transfers are not protected, our latest case study describes an incident where an operator opened a valve to draw toluene into a metal bucket that was not grounded. Unfortunately, electrostatic charge was able to accumulate on the bucket and resulted in a fire breaking out which very quickly got out of control.
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