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Document ID (ISN)32585
CIS number 79-1840
ISSN - Serial title Industrial Safety
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Berkovitch I.
Title Static electricity and plastics.
Bibliographic information July 1979, Vol.25, No.7, p.11-12. Illus.
Abstract This article examines the causes of fire hazards due to work with plastics, which, as they are generally little affected by the level of humidity, consequently increase the problems and hazards of static electricity. Conditions in which sparks can start a fire are considered: spark energy dissipation, flammable mixture concentration, spark voltage >5,000V, insulation from earth, Lichtenberg discharge.
Descriptors (primary) static electricity; explosion hazards; fire hazards; plastics
Descriptors (secondary) electric sparks; earthing; ignition energy
Document type -
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electricity