2. Fundamentals of Static Electricity

  1. Laurence G. Britton

Published Online: 30 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470935408.ch2

Avoiding Static Ignition Hazards in Chemical Operations: A CCPS Concept Book

Avoiding Static Ignition Hazards in Chemical Operations: A CCPS Concept Book

How to Cite

Britton, L. G. (1999) Fundamentals of Static Electricity, in Avoiding Static Ignition Hazards in Chemical Operations: A CCPS Concept Book, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470935408.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780816908004

Online ISBN: 9780470935408

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Keywords:

  • charge separation;
  • trace contaminants;
  • hazard evaluation;
  • induction charging;
  • static discharges

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is Static Electricity?

  • Charge Generation

  • Charge Dissipation

  • Charge Accumulation

  • Ignition

  • Static Discharges

  • Personnel Spark and Shock Hazards