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Earth-Rite RTR — Static Grounding Protection for Tanker Trucks

Earth-Rite RTR — Static Grounding Protection for Tanker Trucks

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd

Applications:

  • static grounding protection for tanker trucks
  • static grounding protection for tanks, drums and big-bugs (provided that the mode selector keyswitch is in place)
      

Tri-Mode Technology:

The Earth-Rite RTR is an advanced system for protecting personnel and plant assets from static hazards during tanker truck loading and unloading operations. It utilises a three-stage process:

  • Road Tanker Recognition
    This function is capable of differentiating connection to a road tanker, ensuring the system is not activated by:
    • connection to parts of the truck not electrically continuous with the tank body, or
    • connection to other metalwork like the loading gantry.
    If the RTR clamp is not connected to a road tanker, the RTR system will not permit the transfer of cargo.
  • Ststic Ground Verification
    The RTR verifies if it has a low resistance connection to True Earth via the structure to which it is connected, e.g. the loading rack.
    If the RTR does not detect a high integrity ground connection, the system will not permit the transfer of cargo. 
  • Continuous Ground Loop Monitoring
    This function continuously monitors the full static dissipative loop from the tanker body to the ground connection during the transfer of hazardous cargo, ensuring resistance in the circuit never rises above 10 ohms.
    If the resistance of the tank truck's connection to the verified earth ground ever rises above 10 ohms, the RTR will go non-permissive.

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Earth-Rite Plus — Static Ground Indicator and Interlock System for Rail Tankers, Drums, IBC's, etc.

Earth-Rite Plus — Static Ground Indicator and Interlock System for Rail Tankers, Drums, IBC's, etc.

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd

Applications:

  • verification of a static ground connection on a wide range of industrial plant, including drums, IBC's, containers, rail tankers and other conductive equipment
     

Earth-Rite Plus Technology

In order to control the fire and explosion risks in areas where many combustible liquids and powders are processed or handled the Earth-Rite PLUS can be used to safely dissipate electrostatic charges from plant equipment and prevent uncontrolled incendive static spark discharges.

The Earth-Rite PLUS continuously monitors the connection to the potentially charged object and the system's own connection to the designated site plant earth, ensuring any static charges generated on the object are removed from the hazardous area.

Three attention grabbing LEDs pulse repeatedly to indicate to operators when the object to be earthed has a 10 ohm (or less) connection to the designated site plant earth.

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Trans-Rite Aviation – Mobile Static Bonding System for Aircraft Fuelling Vehicles

Trans-Rite Aviation – Mobile Static Bonding System for Aircraft Fuelling Vehicles

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd

Applications:

During aircraft refuelling operations, the refuelling vehicle should always be bonded to the aircraft by a cable designed for this specific purpose. In addition, a dead man's control is required, i.e. a switch that cuts off the flow of fuel to an aircraft in case of a problem (see NFPA 407).

The Trans-Rite AVIATION successfully addresses these two issues in a single intrinsically safe bond connection monitoring system, mounted in the cab of the refuelling vehicle. The system incorporates a bond-monitoring cable reel and ALS-10A-IP aircraft clamp to both equalize the potential between refuelling equipment and the aircraft and to continuously monitor the integrity of the bond. Additionally, the dead man's switch is incorporated into intrinsically safe circuitry, avoiding the need for a separate system.

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Earth-Rite FIBC Static Grounding for Type C FIBC Bags

Earth-Rite FIBC Static Grounding for Type C FIBC Bags

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd.

Applications:

  • monitoring the resistance of Type C FIBC bags ensuring that the conductive elements of the bag are capable of dissipating static charges in compliance with Cenelec CLC/TR: 50404.

Earth-Rite FIBC Technology:

  • LED indicators informing the operator if the FIBC bag to be protected from static discharges is correctly grounded,
  • when the system is not in use, or when it detects the resistance in the static dissipative loop is higher than 1 x 10^8 ohms, a red LED illuminates the indicator panel located in the SDP indicator station,
  • the system can be setup to physically prevent FIBC filling/emptying operations (interlock) if the bag is not grounded
  • if the resistance of the bag rises above the recommended level of 1 x 10^8 ohms the process can be halted.

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Earth-Rite Multipoint Static Grounding System

Earth-Rite Multipoint Static Grounding System

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd.

Applications:

  • One Earth-Rite Multipoint unit can monitor up to 8 potentially isolated conductive components on processing machinery engaged in powder processing operations within zoned or classified areas.
  • Applications with items of process plant incorporating sections, which must be removed periodically for cleaning, product discharge or other purposes (whose removable parts may become isolated conductors), including systems for dust control, grinding, diminution, powder handling, emptying/filling of silos and tanks, and driers.

Features & Benefits:

  • The system monitors up to 8 potentially isolated points as part of one complete circuit.
  • Each of the monitored units is hooked up to a separate unit monitoring the grounding integrity complete with green/red LED indicators.
  • LED indicators inform the operator of the grounding status for individual system elements.
  • The Earth-Rite MULTIPOINT may be linked back to a control system to prevent operation until the
    required bonding and grounding conditions have been achieved and provide permissive outputs
    only when the earth loop resistance of each utilised channel is less than 10 Ohms.

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Earth-Rite Omega Earth Monitoring System for Mobile and Fixed Equipment

Earth-Rite Omega Earth Monitoring System for Mobile and Fixed Equipment

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd.

Applications:

  • The Earth-Rite OMEGA system enables engineers, contractors and OEMs to incorporate dedicated static earth monitoring as part of larger plant instrumentation and control systems.
  • The Earth-Rite Omega module is designed for rail mounting (35 mm, DIN standard) into control panels. The system is capable of checking resistance between two points and providing relay output switching at a user-defined set point.
  • Typical applications include temporary ground condition monitoring of all mobile conductive plant items and permanent continuity monitoring of fixed plant items in all flammable atmosphere zones, as well as monitoring simple devices such as float switches in hazardous areas.

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Bond-Rite Self Testing Static Grounding Clamps with Visual Indication

Bond-Rite Self Testing Static Grounding Clamps with Visual Indication

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd

Applications:

  • for bonding/earthing of portable/mobile plant equipment (drums, containers, FIBCs, tankers, etc.),
  • plant items usually have a built-up of additional insulating layers, such as paints, resins, adhesives and other substances inherent to the processing environment, which creates a challenge to standard earthing clamps and may result in the clamp appearing to be physically attached, but not actually performing its intended function (safe static dissipation),
  • the Bond-Rite clamps are in compliance with stringent safety standards and are suitable for use within ATEX zones.

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Sole-Mate Anti-Static Footwear Test Station

Sole-Mate Anti-Static Footwear Test Station

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd

Applications:

Sole-Mate is an easy-to-use device designed to check the condition of static-dissipative (anti-static) footwear prior to entering a safety critical hazardous area (potentially explosive atmosphere). The Sole-Mate mat tests continuity from the operative’s finger to the floor plate right through the static dissipative footwear. The unit is installed at the entrance to a hazardous area – it will provide a “pass” or “fail” signal depending on whether or not the resistance falls within the pre-set limits. The Sole-Mate is set to measure resistance according to the EN345 standard (lower and upper limit), but alternative ranges are also available.

  • Designed for use with static dissipative industrial safety footwear
  • Also suitable for use with static dissipative gloves
  • Calibrated to NAMAS standards
  • High visibility indicators and shrill “fail” audible alarm
  • Simple to install and operate
  • Strong and durable design

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Intrinsically Safe Earth Lead Tester

Intrinsically Safe Earth Lead Tester

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd

Applications:

The I.S. Earth Lead Tester is approved for use in hazardous atmospheres and ensures compliance with local / company standards for static earthing and bonding. The portable unit provides optical and acoustic indication of resistance levels and allows safety and maintenance personnel to quickly check the condition of earthing and bonding cables.

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Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Clamp With Hytrel Spiral Cable

Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Clamp With Hytrel Spiral Cable

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd

Applications:

304 stainless steel heavy duty clamp is designed for earthing many types of containers, drums / barrels, kegs, open vessels, IBC's and mobile tankers. The clamp has twin tungsten carbide teeth to provide a reliable connection. Ideal for clean room applications or areas where high corrosion resistance is required.

ATEX certifica

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Stainless Steel Medium Duty Clamp with Hytrel Spiral Cable

Stainless Steel Medium Duty Clamp with Hytrel Spiral Cable

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd

Applications:

Medium duty clamp with two stainless steel contacts, suited to lighter applications such as earthing and bonding of small containers, carboys and vessels. Available in carbon steel or stainless steel construction.

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REB Plier Clamp with Hytrel Spiral Cable

REB Plier Clamp with Hytrel Spiral Cable

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd

Applications:

Commonly used in the paint and coatings industry for transferring solvents and thinners. The REB plier features hard anodized die-cast aluminium body and stainless steel points to provide a light and easy to handle clamp for attachment to small containers and drums / barrels.

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Grounding and Bonding Cables in Hytrel Casing

Grounding and Bonding Cables in Hytrel Casing

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd

Applications:

Designed to combine low electrical resistance with high mechanical strength, special grounding and bonding cables are available in a range of length from 1 to 15 meters. A hytrel chemical and abrasion resistant covering enables the cables to be used in many types of industries/applications. Cables are available in spiral extendable form or straight lengths, and colour coded green for European standards or orange for North America. The client may choose from a wide range of specialist products to obtain an optimal combination of clamps and cables for a particular application. All items can be purchased separately for self-assembly or supplied as fitted and tested assemblies.

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Static discharge reels

Static discharge reels

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd

Applications:

Cenelectrex static discharge reels are available in many size/length options, have a self retracting cable drum and instant lock mechanism to prevent cable becoming tangled. They are usually fitted with a Cling-On Clamp, but alternative clamps are also available, including Bond-Rite.

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Special purpose grounding clamps

Special purpose grounding clamps

Manufacturer: Newson Gale Ltd

Applications:

  • FIBC clamp
    Specially designed to provide a positive connection to type C big bags or static dissipative liners, without damaging their material.
  • C type clamps
    Three sizes of "C" clamps are available for semi-permanent bonding to drums on storage/filling racks or where a “screw-tight” connection is required.
  • Aircraft clamps
    The ALS-lOA Static bonding clamp has special plated steel jaws designed for attaching to aircraft grounding posts or landing gear, and is made to US military specifications: NSN#5999-00-134-5844 and MIL M83413/7-1.
  • Pipe clamps
    Available in a range of nominal sizes from DN 15 to DN 150 providing a semi-permanent ground connection for bonding items to earthed conductive pipes.
  • Screwdown clamp
    Heavy duty clamp for earthing barges, vessels or rail cars, or wherever a positive screw down clamping action is required.

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