The innovative ATEMM® H-ESD product, built into fuel nozzles, drains static electricity from person's palm while filling fuel in the vehicle. Thus, the ATEMM® H-ESD prevents the formation of sparks between a static-charged person and a grounded fuel nozzle.
Fire and explosion can occur in the presence of flammable substances such as gas and gas vapours.
A nice example is seen when a person was filling fuel into a metal container on a truck. The discharge with a static electricity spark caused the fire. The fire destroyed the truck and fuel dispenser.
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SIQ - Slovenian Institute of Quality and Metrology, explains in its article how electrostatic discharge can ignite an explosive mixture during filling fuel into a vehicle.
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