Chemical & Petrochemical Static Earthing
The Chemical & Petrochemical sectors transport, handle and process a wide range of flammable products.
Supply chain activities that require the transfer of chemicals to and from road tankers and railcars; filling, mixing and blending operations that utilise vessels, drums or IBCs, and small scale operations like the dispensing of solvents from safety cans generate hazardous levels of electrostatic voltage.
Static electricity can lead to large voltages on road tankers.
> Earth-Rite RTR
Earthing for trucks in locations where installed earthing systems are not present.
> Earth-Rite MGV
Earthing and interlocks preventing charge accumulation on the tanks of railcars.
> Earth-Rite PLUS
The manual filling of portable drums and vessels can result in incendive static spark discharges.
> Earth-Rite PLUS
Earthing and interlocks for Type “C” Big Bag operations.
> Earth-Rite FIBC
In 2006, we decided that we needed a full review of more than fifty Brenntag North American facilities across the United States and Canada to ensure that we had proper static control and static earthing equipment in place and were using the proper procedures to minimize a static discharge during flammable liquid transfers. I appreciate Newson Gale’s support in helping us develop equipment needs, proper handling procedures and implement employee training to enable us to have safer facilities for our employees and the communities in which they serve.
David Garner, Vice-President, Operations, Brenntag North America, PA, USA
Univar Solvents originally started using Newson Gale products following a recommendation from BP Chemicals at Hull. Since then we have been pleased with the performance of the static control products and the technical support for them. The ongoing technical development of the products provides confidence that Newson Gale is keeping up with changes in (static control) Regulation. Controlling static electricity is critical when dealing with flammable liquids. I suggest Newson Gale to our customers when they identify a need to upgrade their static control or earthing facilities.
John Butcher, SHEQ Manager, Univar Solvents, UK