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Newson Gale Ltd

Omega House
Private Road 8
Colwick
Nottingham
NG4 2JX
United Kingdom

Telephone : 0115 940 7500
Fax : 0115 940 7501
Email : Michael.OBrien@newson-gale.co.uk
Web : www.newson-gale.co.uk


Article archive for Newson Gale Ltd;

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Road Tanker / Tank Truck Safety from Static Electricity 08 September 2020

Carrying out a product transfer with an ungrounded road tanker/tank truck is a static electricity hazard capable of causing extreme damage to plant and personnel. This short article highlights international standards, recommended practices and discusses the practical benefits of a static grounding system for vehicle operations....

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Controlling the risk of ignitions by static electricity in intermediate and specialty chemical operations 12 May 2020

Grounding potentially isolated equipment should be regarded as a compulsory safety function in any process and area where combustible products are handled and processed. The speciality chemical industry in particular involves numerous operations where static electricity could be a risk....

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Remember your IECs. Guidance for standard IEC 60079-32 02 April 2020

The stated objective of IEC 60079-32-1: provide “the best available accepted state of the art guidance for the avoidance of hazards due to static electricity”, collectively developed by a collaboration of technical committees from IEC member countries globally. Are you meeting the regulations and enforcing the preventative measures laid out?...

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White paper: minimise dust and powder explosion risks 10 March 2020

The generation and accumulation of static electricity presents an insidious ignition risk in potentially combustible atmospheres. This white paper compares the conventional and more flexible solutions recommended to minimise the hazards in powder processing areas....

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Dust and powder explosion risks minimised 24 February 2020

The generation and accumulation of static electricity presents an insidious ignition risk in potentially combustible atmospheres. This white paper compares the conventional and more flexible solutions recommended to minimise the hazards in powder processing areas....

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‘Best Practice’ makes sound business sense 11 February 2020

The overall cost of non-compliance can stretch far beyond potential “savings” achieved by ignoring the risk of electrostatic ignitions or by using non-compliant static control methods. Fortunately, there are three industry produced Best Practice standards, which we investigate in this white paper....

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If the shoe fits, test it 21 January 2020

International Standards recommend regular testing of static dissipative footwear. The Sole-Mate IITM provides the solution by measuring the resistance of the electrical loop through the operator and their footwear, before they enter a hazardous area and potentially cause a static discharge incident. ...

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Causes of static discharges from transfer hoses 03 December 2019

Discharges of static electricity from hoses are known to cause the ignition of combustible atmospheres during the transfer of material to or from vacuum tankers and road tankers. This white paper discusses the three main reasons why electrostatic discharge from hoses occurs....

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Risk of electrostatic ignition during FIBC discharging operations 12 November 2019

In this article, James Grimshaw of Newson Gale looks at why the greatest risk posed by static electricity in a flammable or combustible atmosphere is an explosion due to electrostatic discharge....

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From A to D; controlling static hazards when handling FIBCs 12 November 2019

This application spotlight highlights the precautions that can, and should, be taken with Type C FIBS bags to eliminate the risk of incidents such as fire and explosions, caused by a static electrical discharge, due to insufficient safety processes....