Static Electricity Hazards-Mere bonding and grounding may not be enough!

Continuing with our series on the US Chemical Safety Board accident investigation videos, we discuss today the most insidous and hidden hazards in the chemical processing industry-Static Electricity. Why is static electricity so hazardous in chemical plants?¬† Simply because many inflammable liquids (like most solvents), tend to accumulate static charges on their surface, especially¬† when […]

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Proper Hazardous Area Classification can prevent accidents

Mention the words “Hazardous Area Classification” and most people who operate plants think, “Oh No! It means that I have to install explosionproof equipment.” Well, nothing could be further from the truth. First of all all hazardous areas do not have explosionproof equipment (it is just one of the many ways in which one can […]

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