Friday, Feb 23, 2018

Avoiding Static Fires When Using Petroleum Hoses

A recent article highlighted the dangers involved when using fule lines to fill aircraft or cars.

In the particular case at Maryborough Airport a pilot  received serious burns after refuelling his aircraft. Apparently, the man was filling up when static from the bower sparked a fire- burning the man’s hands and arms.

It is imperative that hoses for these applications should include a means of earthing to avoid static build up and a sparks which can cause a fire.

For example Gamma Hose recommend the Trelleborg Voludec hose which includes a conductive braid to dissipate static electricity.

If you have any questions about your petrochemical hose application please contact Gamma Hose today on 01455 847081

Trelleborg Voludec Hose Click To Download Spec Sheet

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