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Document ID (ISN)54115
CIS number 90-1338
Year 1989
Convention or series no. IAPA Data Sheet S00860-1989
Title Static electricity
Bibliographic information Industrial Accident Prevention Association, 2 Bloor St. W., 31st Fl., Toronto, Ontario M4W 3N8, Canada, 1989. 5p. Illus.
Abstract This data sheet gives an explanation of how static electricity arises and lists some common sources and control measures. The main hazard is the discharge of an arc in a flammable or explosive atmosphere, with the most serious problems arising from the transfer and dispensing of flammable liquids. The following control measures are described: bonding and grounding, humidification, ionisation of air, static collectors, use of additives (as in fuels). Instruments used to detect levels of static potential are listed and the relevant Canadian legislation is outlined.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; static electricity elimination; static electricity
Descriptors (secondary) atmospheric ionization; legal aspects; earthing; data sheet; static electricity detection; air humidification
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Electricity