Chemical & Petrochemical

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Chemical & Petrochemical

The chemical and petrochemical sector relies on the efficient transportation, handling and processing of many hazardous and highly flammable chemical products.

Supply chain activities like the transfer of chemicals to and from tank trucks and railcars; filling, mixing and blending in drums or IBCs, and minor operations like dispensing solvents from safety cans generate hazardous levels of static electricity. The most effective static control solution of eliminating the risk of fires and explosions caused by static electricity is to use modern fit for purpose static control equipment.

Tank Truck Filling & EmptyingTank Truck Filling & Emptying

Static electricity can lead to large voltages on tank trucks.
> Earth-Rite RTR


Mobile Grounding for TrucksMobile Grounding for Trucks

Grounding for trucks in locations where installed grounding systems are not present.
> Earth-Rite MGV


Railcar Filling & EmptyingRailcar Filling & Emptying

Grounding and interlocks preventing charge accumulation on the tanks of railcars.
> Earth-Rite PLUS


Filling IBCs & Large ContainersFilling IBCs & Large Containers

The manual filling of portable drums and vessels can result in incendive static spark discharges.
> Earth-Rite PLUS


FIBCFIBC Filling & Emptying

Grounding and interlocks for Type “C” Big Bag operations.
> Earth-Rite FIBC


Customer Testimonials

In 2006, we decided that we needed a full review of more than fifty Brenntag North American facilities across the United States and Canada to ensure that we had proper static control and static earthing equipment in place and were using the proper procedures to minimize a static discharge during flammable liquid transfers. I appreciate Newson Gale’s support in helping us develop equipment needs, proper handling procedures and implement employee training to enable us to have safer facilities for our employees and the communities in which they serve.
David Garner, Vice-President, Operations, Brenntag North America, PA, USA

Univar Solvents originally started using Newson Gale products following a recommendation from BP Chemicals at Hull. Since then we have been pleased with the performance of the static control products and the technical support for them. The ongoing technical development of the products provides confidence that Newson Gale is keeping up with changes in (static control) Regulation. Controlling static electricity is critical when dealing with flammable liquids. I suggest Newson Gale to our customers when they identify a need to upgrade their static control or earthing facilities.
John Butcher, SHEQ Manager, Univar Solvents, UK


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Earth-Rite® RTR

Precision and reliability is what the Earth-Rite RTR provides to HAZLOC safety professionals and engineers who are tasked with protecting personnel and plant assets from the ignition hazards of static electricity during tank truck loading and unloading operations. The loading and unloading of tank trucks with large quantities of chemicals and powders generates static electricity […]

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Earth-Rite® MGV

The Earth-Rite Mobile Ground Verification system (MGV) is a unique, patented technology designed to provide automatic confirmation of a positive electrostatic ground connection for trucks collecting and transferring flammable / combustible products. Vacuum trucks and tank trucks, including their hoses and hose connections, are susceptible to static charge accumulation […]

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Earth-Rite® PLUS

Precision and reliability is what the Earth-Rite PLUS provides to HAZMAT professionals and engineers who are tasked with protecting personnel and plant assets from the ignition hazards of static electricity during tank car, LACT & skid unit and tote loading/unloading operations. Conductive metal objects like tank cars, LACT units, skids, totes and IBCs that come into contact with electrostatically […]

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Earth-Rite® FIBC

The Earth-Rite FIBC system validates and monitors the resistance of Type C FIBC bags ensuring that the conductive elements of the bag are capable of dissipating electrostatic charges in compliance with IEC 61340-4-4 “Standard test methods for specific applications – Electrostatic classification of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC)” and NFPA 77 “Recommended Practice on Static Electricity” […]

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