Static Grounding and Interlock Systems
What are Earth-Rite® Static Grounding Systems?
The Earth-Rite® range of static grounding and interlock systems provides the most comprehensive layers of protection from electrostatic ignition hazards.
How does the Earth-Rite® Grounding System Work?
All of our Earth-Rite® systems contain advanced electronics that continuously monitor:
- The resistance between metallic equipment requiring static earthing protection and the site’s designated earthing point,
- Three high intensity flashing green LED indicators for operator visual verification, and
- Internal volt free contacts that can automatically control the flow of product or additional attention-grabbing devices
- Earth-Rite systems also have an output option to switch an intrinsically safe signal or power supply
Our static grounding and interlock systems provide:
Explore our Earth-Rite® range
Earth-Rite® II RTR
The Earth-Rite® II RTR provides static grounding protection during road tanker / tank truck transfer operations, dissipating static electricity which could otherwise accumulate and cause a fire or explosion.
Earth-Rite® II MGV
The Earth-Rite® II MGV is a mobile truck-mounted static grounding system that provides automatic confirmation of a ground connection capable of dissipating static electricity during transfer operations.
Earth-Rite® II PLUS
Static grounding system with interlock capabilities for railcar, skid, and IBC loading and unloading operations
Dual grounding system with independent system interlocks and visual indication allowing operators to ground and continuously monitor two items of metal conductive plant equipment concurrently to less than 10 Ohms
Earth-Rite® MULTIPOINT II
The Earth-Rite® MULTIPOINT II is static grounding system with 8 channels capable of monitoring metallic plant objects such as drums / totes, railcar and pharmaceutical equipment.
Earth-Rite® II FIBC
The Earth-Rite® II FIBC is a static grounding system for Type C Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers, also known as FIBC, during product transfer operations.
Earth-Rite® OMEGA II
The Earth-Rite® OMEGA II is a compact DIN rail mounted static grounding system, that can monitor a range of resistance values, based on the grounding application and installation requirements of specific processes.
What is the difference between earthing and grounding?
While they accomplish the same thing, earthing and grounding do so in different ways. Earthing requires a physical connection to the ground via a circuit, whereas grounding does not require a physical connection to the earth.
What is bonding?
Bonding equalises the charge on two metal objects by connecting them together.
What is static grounding?
Static grounding systems remove charged static electricity between the earth and an object. This is a requirement for facilities operating within hazardous areas, protecting personnel and plant assets from explosions or fires.
What is an interlock system?
Interlock devices allow the system to automatically control the process if the connection to the verified earth is lost. They require certain actions to be carried out in a specific sequence. This keeps all operations workers safe during loading/unloading processes, preventing any accidents from happening.
Do you need any help selecting a suitable static earthing solution?
Contact the team at Newson Gale for additional information and advice regarding our Earth Rite® range.