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Document ID (ISN)31768
CIS number 79-1214
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Title Recommended practice on static electricity.
Bibliographic information NFPA 77-1977, National Fire Protection Association, 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02210, USA, 1977. 62p. Illus. Price: US-$4.00.
Abstract This code of practice updates previous editions and was adopted as American National Standard ANSI/NFPA 77 on 30 Mar. 1978. Definitions are followed by chapters devoted to: generation and accumulation of static energy; dissipation of static electricity (bonding and grounding, humidification, ionisation); control of ignitable mixtures by inerting, ventilation or relocation; flammable and combustible liquids (free charges on surface of liquid; storage tanks; rubber-tyred vehicles; aircraft, tank cars, tankers and barges; container filling; blending and mixing operations); gases (compressed air; carbon dioxide, hydrogen-air, acetylene-air mixtures; LP-gases); dusts and fibres (parameters affecting charge generation, energy available in static discharge); industrial and commercial processes and equipment (coating, spreading, and impregnating; transmission machinery; dry cleaning; printing and lithography; spray finishing; steam jets); static detectors. Appendix: glossary of terms.
Descriptors (primary) USA; fire prevention; static electricity elimination; static electricity
Descriptors (secondary) compressed gases; inerting; flammable liquids; earthing; standard; static electricity detection; flammable dust
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Fires