Why Measure Fuel Conductivity?1 Comment May 18, 2015
Why Measure Fuel Conductivity?
The importance of real time Fuel Measurement of Conductivity:
ASTM D4865-98 states, “Every year a number of fires and explosions in petroleum product systems are attributed to spark ignition from accumulated static electricity… A subtle and often misunderstood feature of these incidents is the possible accumulation of hazardous electrostatic charges in systems which are properly bonded and grounded. This can occur because refined hydrocarbon fuels have low electrical conductivities and electrostatic charges may be retained within the fuel and on it’s surfaces.” ASTM 4865-98 Standard Guide for Generation and Dissipation of Static Electricity in Petroleum Fuel Systems.
The best way to eliminate any problems with accumulated static electricity in fuel is to dissipate the static charges by using a static dissipative additive such as stadis 450 and to monitor the conductivity level with our sensors and injection systems.
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