Earth-Rite® MULTIPOINT II
Grounding interconnected plant assemblies and piping with system interlocks and indication
The Earth-Rite MULTIPOINT II is a multi-channel static grounding system for powder processing operations that can generate large quantities of electrostatic charge via the movement of powder. The most common cause behind the electrostatic charging of powder processing equipment is “tribo-electrification”.
In pharmaceutical operations, equipment like powder conveying systems, micronizers, blenders and sieve stacks all make up multiple component assemblies that can accumulate high levels of electrostatic charge should any of the components be isolated from a true earth ground.
Regular disassembly for cleaning and maintenance can result in bonding connections being missed or not being made correctly when the equipment is reassembled.
Regular flexing, vibration and corrosion can also degrade assembly connections so it is imperative to ensure that no parts in the assembly become isolated from a true earth ground.
Powder processing equipment presents more of a challenge compared to standard applications as there are many metal parts that can make up larger assemblies that are potentially electrically isolated from each other. It is therefore important to ensure that multiple components that come into contact with charged powders have a means of being monitored for static grounding protection purposes.
This application scenario is not limited to powder processing equipment. Multiple grounding points in liquid processing applications (e.g. multiple drum filling / railcar loading) can be managed with a single grounding system.
Monitor Multiple Plant Items
- Can monitor up to 8 items of equipment at risk of discharging electrostatic sparks
Suitable for Multiple Applications
- Suitable for grounding a wide range of hazardous applications, whether it be 8 independent points on a single item or 8 independent items of plant equipment
High Intensity Flashing Green LEDs
- Contains eight pairs of red and green LED indicators that verify when the equipment is at risk of static charge accumulation