Personnel Grounding Strap
The Personal Grounding Strap, VESX45/PGS, is a heavy duty stainless steel earthing clamp and wrist strap assembly that provides operators working in hazardous areas with an additional layer of protection against fires or explosions caused by static electricity.
Through their own movement people can generate large amounts of static charge if they are not earthed. In some cases, as much as 30, 000 volts can be carried by people who are completely unaware that they themselves are the potential source for an electrostatic spark discharge that could ignite a flammable atmosphere.
If the operating requirements of certain processes cause the loss of direct contact between the operator’s static dissipative safety shoes and the static dissipative flooring of the plant, the VESX45/PGS provides an added layer of protection to ensure the operator is earthed via the plant or bonded to the equipment they are interacting with.
For example, an operator may need to stand on a ladder to tip powder into a large mixer and in the process of moving to the ladder loses contact with the static dissipative flooring.
To ensure static cannot accumulate on the operator, by fastening the earthing strap to their wrist, any charge generated by their movement can be dissipated to earth by direct contact to a verified earth connection.
FM & ATEX approved Heavy Duty stainless steel grounding clamp
with tungsten carbide teeth mounted in a side-by-side configuration to provide a high degree of clamp stability and to bite through rust, coatings and deposits of process material.
3.7 m (12 ft.) spiral cable
fitted with a quick release connector enables operators to detach themselves in the event that they need to vacate the process area immediately.
1 meg-ohm safety resistor
mounted in the cable to prevent stray electrical currents passing through the operator.
Adjustable anti-allergy wrist strap
to fit a wide range of wrist sizes.
Personnel Grounding Strap Options
- Personnel grounding strap with 3.7 m (12 ft.) spiral conductor and anti-allergy wrist strap.
- Assembly including X45 stainless steel heavy duty grounding clamp.
Certification / Technical
ATEX Certified / Factory Mutual approved