Product Company: Ionix Technologies

Study Indicates Risk To LDC Assets Posed By Static Electricity

April 2011 Vol. 238 No. 4

The danger of static electricity in natural gas distribution pipe has been well-documented by third-party industry associations and federal oversight agencies. The American Gas Association issued static electricity precautions in the Plastic Pipe Manual in 1985. It recommended external static suppression procedures as well as procedures for static suppression during purging operations.