Talking about the hazards of static electricity in the chemical industry is like re-open my memory when I was facing such kind of incidents in the plant several years ago.
The accident happened when metallic-powder catalyst charging was being done from a wagon into a catalyst feeder with poor earth grounding and incomplete flammable gas substitution.
Static electric sparks were created and ignited flammable gas inside the catalyst feeder immediately. A fire occurred. [Continue reading…]