The Dangers of Static Charge Accumulation on People
In everyday life, the accumulation and discharge of static electricity on a person can be a nuisance; we have all experienced static ‘shocks’ when approaching door handles. In an industrial situation, where a flammable atmosphere may be present, it could be potentially lethal. The human body is capable of accumulating enough static electricity that when discharged under normal operating conditions can ignite a significant number of solvents, fuels and combustible dusts that exist in general industry applications and processes today.
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