Static ground verification system
23 January 2013
A new truck mounted Static Ground Verification System from Newson Gale, the Earth-Rite MGV, enhances safety during transfer of flammable or combustible materials. In cleaning, maintenance or spill control operations i
In cleaning, maintenance or spill control operations in the petrochemical industry, vacuum trucks are often used to collect waste or contaminated products for disposal. With the operation taking place in a hazardous area, the need to control all types of ignition sources is paramount, however the vacuum transfer process of potentially low conductivity liquids or highly resistive loose solids can generate large amounts of static electricity, meaning that all equipment, including the truck should be properly bonded to a verified earth point (ground).
The new truck mounted Earth- Rite MGV derives its power source from the vehicle battery, and uses certified Intrinsically Safe monitoring techniques to verify not only a good bond to a ground point, but more importantly confirmation that the ground point to which it is attached represents a satisfactorily low resistance to true earth.