Grounding/Earthing Multiple Metal Containers in a Hazardous Atmosphere

Jan. 28, 2024
Without suitable grounding provisions on site, electrostatic charges can accumulate on metal containers, such as drums and hazardous area suitable Ex IBCs during the handling of flammable liquids in Ex/HAZLOC.

Implementing suitable electrostatic grounding and bonding measures is a critical step to mitigating against the risks posed to plant personnel and assets from ignitions caused by electrostatic discharges.

The storage and handling of flammable liquids is a necessity for chemical companies’ daily operations. Once a hazardous area classification has been assigned to the area(s) in question, attention should turn to the control of potential ignition sources in these areas.

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