Don’t Compromise on Safety, Clamp Down on Static
Conductive (metal) plant items and equipment run the risk of accumulating dangerous levels of static charge if they are not properly earthed. Using purpose designed, Ex certified static grounding clamps is one of the safest and most cost effective methods of ensuring plant equipment and people are protected from static ignitions in potentially flammable or explosive atmospheres. Common mobile items of plant equipment such as drums, vessels, containers and even people have sufficient electrical capacitance to accumulate high levels of electrostatic charge. This stored energy can then be released in the form of a static spark with enough power to ignite numerous vapors and gases, as well as fine airborne powders and dusts. The greater the capacitance the higher the energy that can develop, so large objects like road tankers or IBCs pose even greater hazards.
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