Mitigate the Static Ignition Risks of Drum Filling
Protecting workers and company assets from ignitions caused by static electricity can’t be left to chance. In facilities where flammable and combustible products are processed, there’s a very high probability that static electricity is generated by the movement and agitation of vapours, liquids and solids.
In filling operations, thousands of drums of flammable liquids are filled worldwide every week and filling procedures vary from facility to facility. The risk of a fire or explosion caused by a discharge of static electricity in an EX/HAZLOC area is just too significant to ignore. However, despite the risks, good housekeeping, strict maintenance practices, and ignition risk identification, underpinned by static control mitigation measures, can ensure a safe working environment.