Move up the safety curve from basic clamps & cables
The Bond-Rite® EZ is a portable device that bonds equipment to ensure they are at the same electrical potential or can be used to ground objects directly to a verified earth or via other objects that are connected to earth. The Bond-Rite EZ consists of a Bond-Rite CLAMP attached to standard or large stainless steel heavy duty clamp with 2 pole Cen-Stat™ cable.
Figure 6: In this example the truck has a verified ground connection with the Earth-Rite® RTR static grounding system. The gravity fed metal IBC (tote) is grounded via the truck with the portable Bond-Rite® EZ.
Green for “SAFE TO GO” vs. RED for not safe to go.
Some equipment providers supply similar products that provide indication of a positive ground connection with no visual indicator. The only indication such devices provide workers with is a red LED to indicate a negative ground connection. On two counts it’s worth noting that operators prefer a GREEN for “SAFE TO GO” mode of operation. Secondly, how does the operator know if the device is in fact grounding the equipment? It will be virtually impossible for the operator to know, during a process or manual handling operation, if the system is actually grounding the equipment or if the battery, that powers the red indicator when it is not connected to ground, has simply run out of power.
Now in its 15th year since its launch the Bond-Rite family of grounding and bonding solutions provide product specifiers with a cost effective option that enhances the safety of processes at risk at discharging electrostatic parks. The range of installation and portable options provided by the flexibility of the Bond-Rite means specifiers can virtually match the installation and operating requirements of everyday EX/HAZLOC operations. Most importantly the green for “SAFE TO GO” principle is the clearest message that workers can have to proceed with an operation or process that could be a static ignition risk.