ACA has published a revision of its Generation and Control of Static Electricity in Coatings Operations guide, now available to members for download. The information in this document will help members better understand static electricity — a major source of ignition of fires and explosions on coatings operations. Importantly, the guide provides an overview of safety considerations, general hazards, hazards specific to coatings operations, measurement and risk mitigation based on publications and standards related to static electricity, including standards issued by the NFPA, ASTM, ANSI/UL, IEC and API.
Generation and Control of Static Electricity in Coatings Operations may be used as a resource by companies to formulate a Static Electricity training program for operators and supervisory personnel responsible for manufacturing operations in coatings facilities. Awareness of static electricity and a basic understanding of how it is generated and how its effects can be mitigated can be a significant factor in the prevention of fires in coating operations.
The guide includes several case studies, practical scenarios, an extensive Q&A section, and references and illustrations of general grounding and bonding assemblies.
Generation and Control of Static Electricity in Coatings Operations and other ACA guidance documents are exclusively available to ACA members via the ACA Member Center, and may be found under “Regulatory Resources.” To access the guide and other ACA member-only content, please login to the ACA website.
Please direct questions about the updated Generation and Control of Static Electricity in Coatings Operations to ACA’s Riaz Zaman.