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Static Control in Chemical & Petrochemical

Chemical & Petrochemical

The chemical and petrochemical sector relies on the efficient transportation, handling and processing of many hazardous and highly flammable chemical products.

Supply chain activities like the transfer of chemicals to and from tank trucks and railcars; filling, mixing and blending in drums or IBCs, and minor operations like dispensing solvents from safety cans generate hazardous levels of static electricity. The most effective static control solution of eliminating the risk of fires and explosions caused by static electricity is to use modern fit for purpose static control equipment.


Tank Truck Filling &
Emptying

Static electricity can lead to large voltages on tank trucks.

> Earth-Rite RTR

Mobile Grounding
for Trucks

Grounding for trucks in locations where installed grounding systems are not present.> Earth-Rite MGV

Railcar Filling &
Emptying

Grounding and interlocks preventing charge accumulation on the tanks of railcars. > Earth-Rite PLUS

Mixing & Blending

Monitors static earth connections for a wide range of filling, blending and mixing applications.> Earth-Rite TELLUS

Filling IBCs &
Large Containers

The manual filling of portable drums and vessels can result in incendive static spark discharges. > Earth-Rite PLUS

FIBC
Filling & Emptying

Grounding and interlocks for Type “C” Big Bag operations.

> Earth-Rite FIBC

Customer Testimonials

In 2006, we decided that we needed a full review of more than fifty Brenntag North American facilities across the United States and Canada to ensure that we had proper static control and static earthing equipment in place and were using the proper procedures to minimize a static discharge during flammable liquid transfers. I appreciate Newson Gale's support in helping us develop equipment needs, proper handling procedures and implement employee training to enable us to have safer facilities for our employees and the communities in which they serve.
David Garner, Vice-President, Operations,
Brenntag North America, PA, USA

Univar Solvents originally started using Newson Gale products following a recommendation from BP Chemicals at Hull. Since then we have been pleased with the performance of the static control products and the technical support for them. The ongoing technical development of the products provides confidence that Newson Gale is keeping up with changes in (static control) Regulation. Controlling static electricity is critical when dealing with flammable liquids. I suggest Newson Gale to our customers when they identify a need to upgrade their static control or earthing facilities.
John Butcher, SHEQ Manager, Univar Solvents, UK