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Avoid Major Catastrophes with Anti-Static Tarps

Avoid Major Catastrophes with Anti-Static Tarps

 

Static electricity is a phenomenon that occurs when there is an imbalance of electrical charges between materials. When these materials rub together, there is often a spark or ark that is discharged.  

This type of discharge is harmful when in contact with a person or microcircuit. This electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause fire hazards with flammables and damages to electronic components. 

 

How Anti-Static Tarps Work 

Anti-static tarps are widely used in coal mines, iron ore, copper ore and rare metal mines. Dust ignition explosions present a significant problem for various industry sectors. 

Anti-static tarp materials prevent static electricity build-up and cause a slow decay of static charge from a hundredth to several seconds. 

This material is a safety essential for sensitive electrical and digital equipment. Electrostatic discharge can hurt the way devices and machines function and cost companies a lot of money.  

Electrostatic discharge, along with dust, water, debris, etc. are major threats to sensitive technology. 

Flexible hoses are another item that has the potential to produce sparks when used in industrial environments. These sparks can cause fires and explosions. 

Failing to follow NFPA standards increases the risk of property damage, and injuries/death. 

Protective anti-static tarps are one of the best options for keeping equipment safe from failures and malfunctions.  

Anti-static tarps help to prevent headaches and costly mistakes and help businesses run smoothly with quality, reliable protection for industrial tech and equipment. 

 

Conclusion 

Anti-static tarps are widely used in the mining industry. ESD can cause dust ignition explosions which present a significant problem for various industry sectors. 

Failing to follow NFPA standards increases the risk of property damage, and injuries/death.  Therefore, it is important to invest in high-quality tarps. 

 

 

Reef Industries, Inc. manufactures industrial tarps and covers for a wide range of industrial, commercial and recreational applications, including boat tarps, agriculture tarps, and more. Reef materials are high strength and high performance, resisting tears and punctures while being lightweight and easy to deploy. UV stabilization offers outstanding weathering characteristics and excellent outdoor life expectancy so your cover system or tarp can handle the daily grind year after year.