Pharmaceuticals & Alcohol
There are also a lot of electrostatic hidden dangers in the production and transportation process of pharmaceutical industry and alcohol.
Milling and grinding operations, dust collection, container filling and the movement of flammable powders and solvents are important sources of static electricity. In the explosion of combustible dust cloud, after the spark ignites, the electrostatic uncontrolled discharge is the largest fire source of the explosion of combustible dust cloud.
The "Static Grounding Monitoring System" functions as a part of an Overfill Protection & Earthing System. These provide a visual green light indicating a confirmed grounding condition of road tanker vehicles during the transfer of flammable and combustible materials. A red light indicates the absence of dependable grounding. An interlock circuit inside the control panel will prevent pumps and equipment from starting until a satisfactory ground is established. The interlock circuit will also shut off pumps and equipment if the ground is lost during the pumping operation.
The ATEX approved "Static Grounding Reels" have a selfretracting cable drum and an instant locking mechanism to prevent the cable from becoming tangled.The standard S-RL model includes a 7m (23ft.) polyurethane jacketed stainless steel cable. An ATEX approved, heavy duty grounding clamp (with replaceable stainless steel tips) is connected to the cable for a solid connection to the grounding surface. S-RL Reels are also available with 15m (49ft.) and 20m (65ft.) cable lengths.
In order to dissipate the electrostatic charge from various equipment, we offer a wide range of static grounding clamps with cables, which are all ATEX approved, certification:
The “High Level Alarms” provide audible and visible alarms for monitoring levels of liquids. It can be directly mounted on a fuel tank to provide a warning of a near full tank level. Optionally the alarm indicator may be remote mounted from the sensor. The powerful audible alarm can be heard over the sound of the pumping equipment. The “High Level Alarms” are weather proof and can be mounted in wet environments.
Electrostatic Monitoring Eliminator (SD-A for short) is an electrostatic safety device designed to reduce electrostatic accidents and increase operational safety. It will detect electrostatic hazards in the specific area (such as the area around fuel dispensers in gas stations) and initiativly provides audible voice warning to ensure the safety of operation.