Continuous Static Earthing Customer Story
Global Confectionery and Gum Manufacturer – Truck and Storage Silo Applications
Being able to control static electricity in their truck unloading and Silo Storage area. They require continuous monitoring with visual indication and interlock capabilities
This company are a privately held Italian global manufacturer of confectionery and gum. The company is the third largest confectionery manufacturer in the world. They employ 17,000 people via 30 subsidiary companies and distributes its products in over 159 countries.
The US Headquarters had an explosion in their silo area where they unloaded various sugars. The cause of the explosion was contributed to a built up of static during the unloading process which ignited sugar dust in the silos.
Newson Gale’s contact at the site has been requested to come up with a standard for addressing static electricity at this location and potentially adopted as a global standard. This site has been given approval to use Newson Gale.