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Document ID (ISN)37976
CIS number 82-917
ISBN(s) 951-46-4580-4
Year 1980
Convention or series no. Tutkimusraportti 31
Author(s) Sulonen R.
Title Hazards of static electricity and their elimination
Original title Staattisen sähkön aiheuttamat vaarat ja niiden torjunta [in Finnish]
Bibliographic information Työsuojeluhallitus, Tampere, Finland, 1980. 115p. Illus. 75 ref.
Abstract The phenomenon of static electricity and its generation are reviewed. The hazards of static electricity are considered especially in relation to the handling of flammable liquids, gases, dusts or explosive substances. Fire and explosion hazards can be reduced by avoiding ignitable materials and mixtures, using materials which do not accumulate charge, or by dissipating or limiting the charge. Where these measures are not possible, measures must be taken to make the charge harmless by earthing, using antistatic substances, increasing the relative humidity of the air or using ionisation.
Descriptors (primary) static electricity; explosive substances; fire prevention; static electricity elimination; explosion prevention; flammable substances
Descriptors (secondary) humidity; material compatibility; atmospheric ionization; earthing; Finland; fire hazards; explosion hazards; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electricity
Explosions
Fires