Static Control/Earthing Safe Earthing of Mobile Equipment

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Newson–Gale have upgraded their Tellus II earthing connection for mobile equipment in hazardous areas.

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Newson–Gales upgraded static controll device Tellus II. (Picture: Newson–Gale)
Newson–Gales upgraded static controll device Tellus II. (Picture: Newson–Gale)

Newson–Gale's newly upgraded Tellus II earthing connection can be used to effectively earth drums, IBCs and other mobile equipment in hazardous areas. This lightweight static dissipative polyester (SDP) enclosure can be mounted in flammable or combustible atmospheres, where a bright green flashing LED confirms the operator of a positive connection to earth. A pair of output contacts can be used for interlock with pumps, valves or other control or alarm devices. The Tellus constantly monitors hazardous area processing operations involving the handling, transporting or mixing of flammable or combustible products, whether they be powders or liquids. Operating in real time, the system confirms that a positive connection to earth exists and, most importantly, remains intact for the duration of the operation. As long as the resistance of the connection to a designated earth exists and remains below 10 ohms a bright green pulsing LED display inside the hazardous area assures the operator of safe conditions, preventing dangerous static electricity accumulation on the monitored object.

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