Static earthing protection for metal process plant & equipmpent
- IEC 60079-32 “Explosive atmospheres: electrostatic hazards, guidance”
- NFPA 77 “Recommended Practice on Static Electricity”
- API RP 2003 “Protection Against Ignitions Arising Out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents”
Precision and reliability is what the Earth-Rite® PLUS provides to QHSE professionals and engineers who are tasked with protecting personnel and plant assets from the ignition hazards of static electricity during railcar, skid, and IBC loading/unloading operations.
Conductive metal objects like railcars, LACT units, skids and IBCs that come into contact with electrostatically charged liquids can accumulate hazardous levels of electrostatic charge that could discharge static sparks with energies far in excess of the minimum ignition energies of a vast range of combustible gases and vapours. The ignition of combustible atmospheres by static electricity can be prevented by ensuring that such objects are earthed.
Interlock stops operation
If the equipment connection or earth connection becomes faulty immediately halting the source of the static charge generation.
Heavy Duty / Medium Duty Stainless Steel Earthing clamp
suits all common tankers, drums, conductive plant items.
Attention grabbing LEDs
Simple and attention grabbing GO/NO-GO traffic light style LED Indicators show system status.
Complies with International Safety Standards
by confirming safe, low resistance static dissipation path (10 Ohms or less) from equipment to designated earthing point.