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Document ID (ISN)34720
CIS number 81-24
Year 1980
Convention or series no. ZH 1/200
Federation of Industrial Mutual Accident Insurance Associations (Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften)
Title Guidelines concerning prevention of ignition hazards due to static electricity - Static Electricity Guidelines
Original title Richtlinien für die Vermeidung von Zündgefahren infolge elektrostatischer Aufladungen - Richtlinien "Statische Elektrizität" [in German]
Bibliographic information Carl Heymanns Verlag KG, Gereonstrasse 18-32, 5000 Köln 1, Federal Republic of Germany, Apr. 1980. 78p. Price: DM.5.40.
Abstract These guidelines are concerned with the evaluation and prevention of ignition hazards due to the accumulation of electrostatic charges in premises where there is an explosion hazard, or when explosives are being used. Definitions; basic data on electrostatic charges and discharges and on flammability of an explosive atmosphere; general protective measures (classification of hazard areas, earthing, electric resistance of floors, clothing). The greater part of the guidelines are devoted to detailed safety provisions concerning: objects made of solid non-conducting materials; non-conducting liquids; aerosols and dust (e.g. conveyor or transmission belts, liquid transfer, spray painting, printing, dry cleaning). Appended are tables giving pertinent data on: liquids; gases and vapours; dust (ignition energy); floors, stockings worn (electrical resistance).
Descriptors (primary) Germany (Federal Republic of); electrical safety; fire hazards; static electricity
Descriptors (secondary) protective clothing; directive; flammable dust; flammable gases; conductive floors; intaglio printing; aerosols; transfer of liquids; paint spraying; containers; dry cleaning; belt conveyors; operating theatres; static electricity elimination; radioactive static eliminators; air humidification; antistatic footwear; flammable liquids
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires