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Static Earthing


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Static Earthing Systems

IECEx & ATEX Certified Static Earthing, Grounding & Bonding Equipment By StuvEx

Correct specified and certified static earthing equipment ensures a controlled method to prevent the build up of static electricity, thus reducing the risk of electrical discharge and electrostatic explosion in potentially hazardous environments.

StuvEx manufacture a range of static earthing, grounding and bonding clamps with ATEX certification for use in hazardous areas Zone 1/21 & Zone 2/22 potentially explosive atmospheres; including flammable gas and combustible dust. Depending upon the static electricity levels and protection required, StuvEx can supply a range of standard and customised static earthing solutions suitable for road tankers, vacuum trucks, tank car, IBC’s (intermediate bulk containers), process plant and equipment.

StuvEx provides professional, efficient management and maintenance services for your explosion protection systems. This includes manufacturing products to assist with static ground monitoring and control and static bonding systems. Each of their explosion protection systems is maintained according to a detailed asset management and maintenance plan.

Thorne & Derrick, Experts in Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres, are the Exclusive Channel Partner for StuvEx static earthing, grounding and bonding products in the UK including ATEX and IECEx certified systems, clamps, cables and connectors.


Why Choose StuvEx for your site Static Earthing?

Uncontrolled electrostatic discharges can be prevented by the installation of earthing and bonding systems – as a potential ignition source the safe and reliable control of static electricity is essential for the safe operation of industry processes and manufacturing applications with potentially explosive atmospheres;

  • Competitively priced, compliant and easy to install with on-site or online technical support
  • Stainless-steel housing for easy cleaning, maintenance and extended service life in harsh and hazardous area locations
  • Innovative engineered solutions for static earthing and counteracting static accumulation in all industry sectors
  • Failsafe operation – visual confirmation of correct earthing via green/red lights
  • Automatically recognizes the object to be earthed
  • ATEX, IEC 60079-31-1 & NFOA77 Certified 

StuvEx is an international manufacturer of Explosion Protection Systems & Products – protecting industry from the risk of fire or explosions from dust and gas in hazardous area industries and workplaces.

Static Earthing

Static Earthing for Tank Trucks, Drums, Containers & Process Systems

 


Static Earthing Solutions

StuvEx Safe-Ground currently has the following equipment in its range for the safe dissipation of static electricity in hazardous area industries with potentially explosive atmospheres;

  • Static Earthing & Grounding System For Tank Trucks | StuvEx Safe-Ground TES01-V2
  • Multipoint Earthing Control System | StuvEx Safe-Ground MGS01
  • Earthing & Bonding Systems Test Device | StuvEx Safe-Ground ReConn01
  • ATEX Stainless Steel Earthing Clamp |  StuvEx Safe-Ground CMS1
  • ATEX Cable Reel | StuvEx Safe-Ground CR1/65
  • ATEX Spiral Earthing & Grounding Cables | StuvEx Safe-Ground SP1
StuvEx | Manufacturer of static earthing solutions for hazardous areas for companies handling flammable and combustible products | ATEX, IECEx, SIL Compliant | Distributed by Thorne & Derrick International based in the UK.

StuvEx | Manufacturer of Static Earthing Solutions for hazardous areas for companies handling flammable and combustible products | ATEX, IECEx, SIL Compliant | Distributed by Thorne & Derrick International based in the UK.


Dangers of Static Electricity

What is static earthing? Static grounding or earthing systems remove charged static electricity between the earth and an object. This is a requirement for facilities operating within hazardous areas, protecting personnel and plant assets from explosions or fires.

Static electricity is part of everyday life and is generated when materials come in to contact with each other and then separate i.e. electrostatic charging occurs at the interface.

Static electricity can pose several dangers in industrial settings, particularly in environments where flammable or combustible materials are present. Some of the dangers of static electricity include:

  1. Fire and explosion: Static electricity can ignite flammable vapours, gases, and dust, leading to fires and explosions. This can be especially dangerous in areas where flammable materials are stored or processed.
  2. Damage to equipment: Static electricity discharge can damage sensitive electronic equipment, causing malfunctions and downtime.
  3. Personnel safety: Static electricity can cause painful shocks to personnel, which can be dangerous in certain situations, such as working at heights, operating heavy machinery, or working with chemicals.
  4. Contamination: Static electricity can attract dust, lint, and other particles, leading to contamination of products and processes.

Uncontrolled electrostatic discharge can be prevented by the specification and installation of certified static earthing and bonding systems such as StuvEx Safe-Ground range.


Earthing, Grounding & Bonding Explained

Now we can examine earthing, grounding, and bonding in more detail. All are important techniques used to control static electricity and prevent hazards such as electric shocks, fires, and explosions.

Earthing involves connecting an object to the earth with a conductive wire or rod. This allows any static electric charge on the object to safely dissipate into the ground, reducing the risk of a static electric discharge.

Grounding is the process of connecting electrical equipment or conductors to the earth or a grounding electrode in order to prevent the buildup of static charge. This helps to dissipate any excess energy and reduce the risk of a static spark occurring.

Bonding is the process of connecting two or more conductive objects together in order to equalise the potential between them, preventing the buildup of static electricity. This ensures that any static charge is evenly distributed and does not pose a danger to workers or equipment.



What are the differences between earthing and grounding?

Earthing Grounding
Is used as safety against electric shock Mainly used for the safety of appliances (malfunctions of devices)
Used when there is a need for electric discharge Used when there is electric imbalance due to overloading in the system
Placed between the device and earth Placed between neutral of device and ground
Used in homes, motors, and generators Used in power transformers and neutral motors

By implementing proper grounding and bonding procedures, businesses can effectively reduce the risk of static electricity causing a spark and potentially igniting flammable gases, vapours, or combustible dusts in the workplace. This not only protects the safety of employees and equipment but also helps to comply with various safety regulations and standards.

investing in proper earthing, grounding, and bonding measures is crucial for businesses operating in hazardous environments to maintain a safe and productive work environment. It is important to regularly inspect and maintain these systems to ensure their effectiveness and prevent any potential hazards from occurring.

Together with StuvEx, Thorne & Derrick can offer a variety of Earthing & Grounding products to assist with static ground monitoring and control in hazardous area locations.

Together with StuvEx, Thorne & Derrick can offer a variety of Earthing & Grounding products to assist with static ground monitoring and control in hazardous area locations.


Stuvex Safe-Ground

Product Range

Should you require any customer support or service to enable the selection or specification of the correct Static Earthing Systems for use in explosive atmospheres please do not hesitate to contact us.

Static Grounding System For Tank Trucks - StuvEx Safe-Ground TES01-V2 Multipoint Earthing Control System StuvEx Safe-Ground MGS01 Earthing & Bonding Systems Test Device - StuEx Safe-Ground ReConn01
Static Grounding System For Tank Trucks – StuvEx Safe-Ground TES01-V2 Multipoint Earthing Control System – StuvEx Safe-Ground MGS01 Earthing & Bonding Systems Test Device – StuvEx Safe-Ground ReConn01
Stainless Steel Earthing Clamp For Use Hazardous Areas StuEx Safe-Ground CMS1 ATEX Cable Reel StuEx Safe-Ground CR165 Spiral Cables For Use In Hazardous Areas StuEx Safe-Ground SP1
ATEX Stainless Steel Earthing Clamp – StuvEx Safe-Ground CMS1 ATEX Cable Reel –  StuvEx Safe-Ground CR1/65 ATEX Spiral Earthing & Grounding Cables – StuvEx Safe-Ground SP1

Typical applications include mixing, blending and pumping:

  • Road Tanker Filling & Emptying,
  • Mobile Earthing for Trucks
  • Railcar Filling & Emptying
  • Filling IBCs & Large Containers
  •  FIBC Filling & Emptying

Static Earthing For Road Tankers In Hazardous Areas - safe control of electrostatic discharge risk where flammable gas and vapours are present in Zone 1 & Zone 2

Static Grounding System For Road Tankers In Hazardous Areas – safe control of electrostatic discharge risk where flammable gas and vapours are present in Zone 1 & Zone 2

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