Electrostatic Hazards

Electrostatic Hazards

by Gunter Luttgens, Norman Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750627824

ISBN-13: 9780750627825

Pub. Date: 06/24/1997

Publisher: Elsevier Science

In the US, UK and Europe there is in excess of one notifiable dust or electrostatic explosion every day of the year. This clearly makes the hazards associated with the handling of materials subject to either cause or react to electrostatic discharge of vital importance to anyone associated with their handling or industrial bulk use. This book provides a

Overview

In the US, UK and Europe there is in excess of one notifiable dust or electrostatic explosion every day of the year. This clearly makes the hazards associated with the handling of materials subject to either cause or react to electrostatic discharge of vital importance to anyone associated with their handling or industrial bulk use. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the dangers of static electricity and how to avoid them. It will prove invaluable to safety managers and professionals, as well as all personnel involved in the activities concerned, in the chemical, agricultural, pharmaceutical and petrochemical process industries.

The book makes extended use of case studies to illustrate the principles being expounded, thereby making it far more open, accessible and attractive to the practitioner in industry than the highly theoretical texts which are also available.

The authors have many years' experience in the area behind them, including the professional teaching of the content provided here. Günter Lüttgens is a widely acknowledged consultant who travels Europe providing training to major industrial corporations on this subject, whilst Norman Wilson practices what is written here in his professional capacity with the British Textile Technology Group.

Extended use of case studies to illustrate the principles.This makes the book far more open, accessible and attractive to the practitioner in industry than the highly theoretical texts also available.

Authors have many years experience in the area

Both authors have been widely published with considerable previous book-writing experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750627825
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/24/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Danger of Fire and Explosion; Origins of Static Electricity; Principles of Safety Measures; Electrostatic Gas Discharges as an Ignition Source; Case Histories Related to Brush Discharges; Case Histories Related to Cone Discharges; Case Histories Related to Propagating Brush Discharges; Case Histories Relating to Spark Discharges - Dusts, Hybrid Mixtures, Liquids; Case Histories Not Related to Electrostatics; Nuisances and Shock for Personnel; Index.

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