Static Earthing Control Introduction
Static electricity is a serious potential hazard for operations taking place in flammable, combustible or potentially explosive atmos-pheres. The uncontrolled build up and discharge of electrostatic must be avoided in these environments in order to prevent igni-tion so that the people, plant, processes and environment are constantly protected.
Kingsmill offer a full range of static earthing, grounding and bonding products that can help eliminate, control or ease these risks.
Static Earthing Control Products
Kingsmill’s range of static earthing control products are grouped into three different ranges. Each product range gives a different level of protection depending on the control required.
Please see the table below for the different major features and user benefits, with further details mentioned beneath the table.
The Earth-Rite range offers the highest level of protection from static electricity.
The Earth-Rite range offers all the same benefits and features as the Bond-Rite and Cen-Stat range, FM and ATEX approved clamps designed and manufactured to work in the toughest conditions enabling them to constantly maintain good electrical con-tact with the equipment at risk of a static hazard, with the added benefit of continuously monitoring the ground loop and visual indication that a positive ground connection has been made, and has internal relays that can be interlocked with the liquid or powder transfer equipment.
Earth-Rite Range Typical Applications – Road Tanker and Railcar flammable product transfer – Filling, mixing & blending of flam-mable/combustible materials in drums, IBC’s, totes, portable containers & mobile tanks – Multiple earthing of potentially isolated conductive components of manufacturing & processing systems – Filling or discharging type c FIBCs & static dissipative plastic drums in flammable/combustible atmospheres – Monitoring fixed tanks & vessels in storage & distribution facilities. Monitoring fixed Tanks and Vessels in storage and distribution facilities.
The Bond-Rite range offers a “middle ground” level of proetction from static electricity.
The Bond-Rite range offers all the same benefits and features as the Cen-Stat range, FM and ATEX approved clamps designed and manufactured to work in the toughest conditions enabling them to constantly maintain good electrical contact with the equip-ment at risk of a static hazard, with the added benefit of continuously monitoring the ground loop and visual indication that a posi-tive ground connection has been made.
Bond-Rite Range Typical Applications – Filling and dispensing to/from metal containers, including drums, waste drums, mixing vessels. Earthing equipment used in mixing and blending operations.
The Cen-Stat range offers an entry level of protection from static electricity.
The FM and ATEX approved clamps are designed and manufactured to work in the toughest conditions enabling them to constantly maintain good electrical contact with the equipment at risk of a static hazard. Supplied in a range of clamps, cables and reels.
Cen-Stat Range Typical Applications – small containers, drums, vessels, IBC’s (Intermediate Bulk Containers), wide range of containers.
To get the Part Number for the correct clamp and reel you require, please follow the product matrix:
Always start the Part Number with the clamp code ie VESX90 / VESX45 then add the Part Number for either the cable or the reel.
- CAB1G03: 3m GREEN SPIRAL CABLE
- CAB1G05: 5m GREEN SPIRAL CABLE
- CAB1G10: 10m GREEN SPIRAL CABLE
- R20: SELF-RETRACTING 6.1m REEL
- R30: SELF-RETRACTING 9.2m REEL
- R50: SELF-RETRACTING 15.2m REEL
For example, if you required a Heavy Duty clamp with a 9.2m reel: VESX90 + R30 = VESX90/R30