Chemical Process Safety – Answer 1

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  • Published Date: 01 October 2016
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Answers to Static Charge Questions


a) Yes, fluids flowing through pipes, solids through ducts, air through ductwork or pneumatic conveyors can generate static charge.

b) No: It is vice versa. Non-conductive fluids (e.g., benzene, toluene, naphtha) generate static much more easily and dissipate charge more slowly than conductive liquids.

c) Yes: Non-metallic containers are difficult to ground.

  • The information was taken from CCPS’s Process Safety Beacon 08 2016
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