Earth-Rite® II PLUS
Grounding railcars, IBCs and drums with system interlocks and indication
The Earth-Rite II PLUS is designed to ground railcars, LACT units, skids and IBCs during loading and unloading operations in order to dissipate any static electricity.
Isolated conductive metal objects that come into contact with electrostatically charged liquids can accumulate high levels of electrostatic charge.
If an ungrounded object is allowed to accumulate electrostatic charges, the voltage present on the object rises dramatically in a very short space of time. Because the object is at a high voltage, it is seeking to find ways of discharging this excess energy and the most efficient way of doing this is to discharge the excess charge in the form of a spark.
Grounded objects that are in close proximity to charged objects are potential targets for electrostatic discharges.
If the transfer system is not grounded, the electrostatic voltage of objects like railcars can build up to hazardous levels in a short time period.
High Intensity Flashing Green LEDs
- Three attention grabbing green LEDS confirms resistance to earth is 10 Ohms (or less)
Monitors the Ground Loop
- Monitors the resistance of the ground loop from the grounded object through to the site’s verified true earth grounding point
- Two dry output contacts which can be interlocked to electromechanical devices or PLC systems, to stop the flow of product should the system detect a risk of static charge accumulation