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Document ID (ISN)101207
CIS number 03-366
ISSN - Serial title 0260-9576 - Loss Prevention Bulletin
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Donaldson T.
Title Electrostatic hazards
Bibliographic information June 2002, No.165, p.3-17. Illus.
Abstract The discharge of static electricity is a cause of many industrial accidents, particularly in the chemical and process industries where solvents or other flammable or explosive materials are often present in large quantities. This special issue on electrostatic hazards presents several brief case studies and short communications on topics including: safety of air-driven lamps used in hazardous areas; electrostatic hazards of pouring powdered chemicals into vessels; case of a flash fire during filling of an flexible intermediate bulk container; case of a fire at a gas processing plant; loss of a radioactive static eliminator device in a plastics processing plant.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; static electricity; plastics converting industry; gas industry; plant safety organization; explosion hazards
Descriptors (secondary) case study; explosive substances; flammable substances; causes of accidents; solvents; static electricity elimination; flame safety lamps; fire hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Electricity
Chemical industry
Power generation and distribution
Explosions