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Static Monitoring/Interlock System Protects FIBCs

April 29, 2013
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The danger posed by static electricity when filling or discharging material from Type C FIBCs is controlled by a system expressly designed for these applications. The Earth-Rite FIBC grounding system constantly monitors Type C containers (Super Sacks), ensuring that the containers’ anti-static features are, in fact, within the correct specifications and achieving a positive ground connection. While Type C containers feature a conductive construction to deal with static build-up they do not provide positive assurance that build-up will not occur since external factors might also be involved. For example, the grounding clamp may not be attached properly or the conductive fibers of the bag damaged in prior use. And it is also possible that the FIBC itself may not be appropriate for the application at hand. The Earth-Rite FIBC system provides verification that the bag’s anti-static construction is functional and that it is, in fact, correctly grounded. The interlock design will allow product transfer only when the resistance through the container is less than 1x108 Ohms. While Type C FIBC applications are most common, the system can also be used to monitor similar static dissipative materials such as drum linings, kegs, hoses, etc.
Newson Gale Inc., Jackson, NJ 732-961-9610 www.newson-gale.com

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