The Hazards Caused by Static Electricity Onboard

Why Do We Need to Worry about Static Electricity?

In this lesson, you will learn more about how static electricity is formed and why you must be aware of static electricity risks when handling flammable fluids.

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How Does Different Material Behave in Terms of Static Electricity?

Conductivity differs between different materials. To know how to handle your equipment onboard, you will learn more about the classification of materials in this lesson.

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What Are the Sources of Static Electricity Onboard?

In this lesson, you will learn more about static accumulators and the importance of interting when handling flammable fluids.

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What Precautions Can Be Implemented to Mitigate the Risks Posed By Static Electricity?

What can you do to minimize the risks of static electricity? In this lesson, you will learn more about precautions to prevent incidents that electrostatic discharges may cause.

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The Hazards Caused by Static Electricity Onboard

By now it is very clear that the main hazard posed by static electricity is fire and explosion. Even though this issue has been scientifically proven, and many safety practices are required to be implemented onboard which shall be checked during vetting and inspections, do accidents involving electrostatic hazards still occur.

In a flammable atmosphere, it is very easy to make a mistake which can result in a huge accident, therefore, the best way to avoid this is to be aware of the dangers at all time and think of safety first despite any commercial pressures that may be imposed on the crew.