How Does Static Electricity Affect Onboard and Terminal Operations?

Why Do We Need to Worry about Static Electricity?

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?

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?

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 Are the Hazards Posed by Static Electricity Onboard?

What Are the Hazards Posed by Static Electricity Onboard?

In this lesson, you will learn more about what are the hazards caused by static electricity.

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

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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How Does Static Electricity Affect Onboard and Terminal Operations?

Some restrictions which may need to be imposed on onboard and in terminals during loading, discharging, transferring, cleaning and inerting operations to reduce the risks that otherwise would be incurred due static electricity may have an adverse effect on the economic efficiency of the operation.

This is true for a number of reasons and sometimes it may feel tedious however when one appreciates what is the risk it all becomes worth the extra time, both in terms of delays between the loading and introduction of dippin, ullaging and sampling equipment (relaxing time) as well as limiting the flow rates to minimize the build up of static electricity.