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Document ID (ISN)36352
CIS number 81-1522
ISSN - Serial title Elektrotechnik und Maschinenbau
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Spindler H.
Title Electrostatic discharge tests on models
Original title Elektrostatische Entladungen im Modellversuch [in German]
Bibliographic information Apr. 1981, Vol.98, No.4, p.113-117. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract Assessment of the ignition power of electrostatic discharges between insulators and conductors depends on several internal and external factors which are not evident to the casual observer, and which can be determined only by tests on models. The model tests described were designed to analyse the influence of these factors on the quantity of transmitted charge, the surface affected, and the type of charge between sheets of charged polystyrene and spherical steel electrodes. In the charge density range studied (between ▒ 46 and ▒ 118nC/cm2), discharges capable of igniting stoichiometric (low boiling point) hydrocarbon vapour mixtures were observed.
Descriptors (primary) electricity; explosive atmospheres; explosion hazards; static electricity
Descriptors (secondary) hydrocarbons; explosion research; tests on models; ignition energy
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Explosions