The movement of flammable material generates static electricity. If not properly controlled, this static can discharge in a hazardous location and cause an explosion or fire. OSHA, NFPA, Canadian Fire safety codes, and many corporate safety policies mandate the use of bonding and grounding to eliminate the build-up of static charges when dealing with flammable or explosive gases, liquids and other materials.
The StaticSure product is an intrinsically safe device designed to help you comply with safety regulations and maintain a safe working environment. When used with proper bonding and grounding clamps and cables, StaticSure helps to ensure that a static bond has been achieved prior to handling flammable materials. To learn more about the best practices of static bonding and grounding, which includes static monitoring, please click here.
The device is self-powered and works by constantly measuring the resistance between its end points to ensure that proper bonding is being achieved. The device can be used to either provide the static electricity with a path to a known ground point such as a ground bus, or to provide a bond between two objects that allows the electrical potential to equalize, thus reducing the risk of static discharge between the two objects. Watch the video below for a quick overview.
To ensure that there is a proper bond, the StaticSure tests whether resistance in the circuit is below the industry standard of 5 Ohms. At 5 Ohms or less, static electricity can flow very easily to be dissipated or equalized. If the device senses that there is greater than 5 Ohms of resistance, a red light will flash to warn that there is a potential danger of static discharge. If everything is connected properly, no light will flash.
Note: This product does NOT test whether a ground has been achieved. It determines whether a bond has been made between two items or between an item and the known grounding point.
StaticSure device with the red LED illluminated to show that there is NOT a good connection between the clamp and the ground point. In this example, the bad connection is caused by the clamp being opened and not clamped on to a metal object (truck, barrel, etc).
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StaticSure verifying a static ground between the ground bar and a barrel using a lug and an REB-IP clamp
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The LE600i StaticSure is a portable instrinsically safe device.
Approvals: cULus hazardous locations Class I, Division 1, Groups A, B, C, D and Class II, Division 1, Groups F, G.
Temperature Code: T4
Ambient Temperature (Ta): -40C <= Ta <= +50C -40F <= Ta <= +122F
Resistance Setting: 5 Ohms
Life Expectancy: The battery is designed to last for approximately 4-5 years based on average industry usage parameters.
Environmental Rating: IP65
Below is a list of the SKUs that are built for the most common static bonding and grounding applications. Other hand clamps and cable combinations are available, as are replacement units or cords. Please contact us.
NOTE: StaticSure can also be mounted to a cord reel for truck and railcar loading/unloading areas. See below or the data sheet.
Grounding trucks, railcars or other larger objects with the larger GAT-IP clamp where it is desirable to have the StaticSure unit mounted permanently to a wall/post. Use where the mounted StaticSure device will always be visible from the point where the clamp is attached to the grounded object.
Grounding drums, barrels or other smaller portable objects with the smaller REB-IP clamp where it is desirable to have the StaticSure unit mounted permanently to a wall/post. Use where the mounted StaticSure device will always be visible from the point where the clamp is attached to the grounded object (e.g. indoor operations in a drumming room).
Truly mobile solution for grounding trucks, railcars or other larger objects with the larger GAT-IP clamp. Use where the StaticSure will be moved around to a wide variety of potential grounding spots and a mounted unit would not be feasible.
Truly mobile solution for grounding drums, barrels or other smaller portable objects with the smaller REB-IP clamp. Use where the StaticSure will moved around to a wide variety of potential grounding spots and a mounted unit would not be feasible.