Controlling Static Electricity Hazards
June 24, 2020 - 10:00 am EST (Live Event)
Static Electricity Hazards in the Propane Industry Stuart Flatow, former PERC Vice President for Safety & Training Static electricity is electricity at rest, but if a conductive path is present it can result in a spark or static discharge. Sparks caused by electrical static discharge occur all the time. They don’t cause us harm unless they occur in the presence of a gaseous vapor such as propane, which can result in a fire or explosion. In this session you will learn about many issues surrounding static discharge hazards including identification, remediation, and training. You will also learn about some terrific industry research on static discharge hazards, the propane professionals who brought this issue to the forefront, and some excellent resources.