Static Spark from Explosive Vapors Ignites Road Tanker
This case study explores the repercussions and measures of control after an incident took place where static electricity was the ignition source.
Road tankers provide a number of services to the hazardous process industries, largely the transportation of dangerous materials from storage terminals to chemical processing refineries. The loading and unloading of road tankers with flammable and combustible products presents one of the most serious fire and explosion risks for site operations within industry. Carriage of such product is not without its risks and poses industries with one of the most complex problems in terms of assigning layers of protection that can control an electrostatic hazard in a safe and reliable way.
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