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The pharmaceutical industry has a long history of worker safety and fire prevention, and has made significant strides in eliminating static hazards within dangerous process environments.

Milling and grinding operations, dust collection, container filling and general movement of combustible powders and solvents are significant sources of static electricity. After mechanical spark ignitions, uncontrolled discharges of static electricity are the highest reported source of ignition in combustible dust cloud explosions.

Tank Truck Filling &

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

Grounding Isolated
Process Equipment

Multiple assembly components may be isolated during powder processing operations. > Earth-Rite MULTIPOINT

FIBC Filling &

Grounding and interlocks for Type "C" Big Bag operations.

> Earth-Rite FIBC

Grounding Portable Vessels
& Barrels

The manual filling of portable drums and vessels can result in incendive static spark discharges.> Bond-Rite REMOTE EP

Filling & Emptying
Drums & Cans

Patented grounding clamp with LED ground status indicator.

> Bond-Rite CLAMP

Customer Testimonials

The Earth-Rite Multipoint monitoring system is an ideal way to ensure that our equipment is grounded and bonded prior to processing potentially combustible powders. The ATEX certification enables us to use the Earth-Rite Multipoint system is Ex-zoned hazardous areas.
Don Zorn, Corporate Engineering Manager, Quadro Engineering, ON, Canada

The "Earthing & Bonding Applications - Controlling Static Electricity in Hazardous Areas" document by Newson Gale is a very good, easy to read document. It provides practical advice and has great illustrations. It contains a lot of good background information and references various regulations throughout. The fact it includes comparisons between European (Cenelec), American (NEC) and International (IEC) Hazardous Area Classification and is available in many languages makes it an excellent reference document.
Declan Kielty, Senior Manager, Health & Safety, Pfizer, Ireland