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#1 shvet1


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:36 AM

Good day, forum


According to "Lee's Loss Prevention ,,," 4th ed. there is some hazard of static electricity during steaming and purging of a process system.


21.6.3. STEAMING

... The steam used should be dry as it leaves the nozzle; wet steam should not be used, as it can generate static electricity even in small equipment... There is also the hazard of static electricity, and in some companies it is polivy for this reason not to permit steam cleaning of large storage tanks which have contained volatile flammable liquids.



... Carbon dioxide has a tendency to form solid particles. In the case of cylinders, this creates a risk from static electricity. The use of the cylinder gas is not advised for this reason...



Can anyone share more information concerning static electricity during purging and inerting of process systems?

Edited by shvet1, 12 May 2018 - 07:37 AM.

#2 breizh


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 08:23 AM

Hi ,

You may consider to contact specialist  to support your query and please share with us the info .




Hope this helps



#3 shvet1


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 08:34 AM

Thank for response. I am that very specialist should be contacted.

As I have found there is the same statement in para. 8.4 and 8.5 of IEC/TS 60079-32-1:2013.

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