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Tips on How to Control Hazards of Static Electricity in the Chemical Industry

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 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…

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