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Static Electricity as an Ignition Source


This PowerPoint presentation covers the fundamentals of selected ignition sources and control methods with an emphasis on static electricity. The presentation was developed to make it easy to jump or return to the desired sections which are:

The chemical industry continues to have accidents due to static electricity. The CSB recently stated that “industry and safety professionals often lacked awareness of combustible dust hazards, and MSDSs ineffectively communicate to employers and workers the hazards of combustible dust explosions and ways to prevent them”. This presentation will help professionals become aware of static electricity as an ignition source and methods to prevent static charge buildup, thus reducing the potential for fires and explosions.


Konanur Manjunath (DOW Chemical)


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