WHAT WE DO?

Static Electricity Control (SEC) and Lightning Protection EPC (LPEPC) provide services and equipment to assist you in planning, designing, specifying and if required installing your earthing and bonding, static electricity control, surge & lightning protection system. We are here to help!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION MATCHING/FIT FOR PURPOSE

 

Whether it is a: Static Earthing & Bonding Application (Newson Gale Equipment) Static Ionisation Bar, Blower, Nozzle, Web Cleaning & Ionisation, Cabinet Cooling or IML In- Mold  Labelling Application (Meech Equipment) or whether it is a Surge/Lightning Protection Application (Alltec Equipment) our approach is quite simple. "Application Matching"

 

Application matching, sometimes referred to as "Fit for Purpose" ensures that the right type of equipment is specified. Thus reducing costly overspend on incorrectly specified equipment. ON-SITE or SIMULATION TESTING forms the basis of application matching  

 

Newson Gale, Meech & Alltec equipment engineers have ensured that their respective earthing & bonding, static electricity control or surge/lightning protection equipment is matched to specific applications. "One solution does not fit all purposes" To discuss your application please contact:  static@staticelctricity.com.au or lightning@lightningprotectionepc.com

 

Example 1: If a client wanted to reduce the amount of static electricity on a plastic film as part of a vertical from fill process, it is not a case of "one bar fits all purposes". Among many other variables, the amount of static in location on the plastic as well as the food stuff or fill, the distance of ionisation required etc.  determines the type and output of bar that is required. Incorrect specification could mean ongoing contamination of the seal or inconsistent seals resulting in costly re-runs and or replacement of incorrect equipment.

Example 2: If a client wanted to ensure that a suction truck working in a zone 1 hazardous area reduced its' risk of accumulating static electricity in process it is not the case of "one earthing system fits all purposes". There are strict compliance requirements for this type of application. On some sites an earthing system capable of a 10 ohms or less resistance, interlocks and the ability to measure a connection to a verified independent earth of 10 ohms or less is required. System specification and compliance to the zone classification is critical. Some systems can only operate in a Zone 2 environment. Application matching in this instance is critical. Specifying and installing a system that is not suitable could increase the risk of fire and or explosion, injury to personnel and damage to plant and equipment.

 

  

Consultation - How can we help?

Lets talk about your project, application or issue

Site Audit, Survey/Report

Let's investigate the issue

Recommendations

Application Matching, Specification, Design, Compliance/Standards/Codes 

Procurement/Installation

Supply of equipment and Installer

if required

EARTHING &

BONDING

 

Most people are unaware of the role the earth network

plays in relation to safely dissipating static electricity and lightning to earth. The

earth network on your site is critical in ensuring that static electricity and lightning

protection systems function as designed. Before you specify or design a static

electricity control or lightning protection system, have your earth network

tested or if it is a new site, have an expert evaluate the site for an appropriate earth

network. Functional earths are required for static electricity and

lightning protection systems. FUNCTIONAL EARTHS ARE

DIFFERENT TO YOUR NORMAL MEN TYPE PROTECTIVE EARTH.

CHECK YOUR EARTH NETWORK!

AS/NZS 3000: Section 5.8 - "The earthing arrangements of the

following systems should be independent.....  Static Electricity

and Lightning Protection Systems"

 

AS/NZS 1020 - requires that your earth electrode acheive less than 10 ohms resistance to earth.

Incorrect Bonding practices accounts for 70% of all static related incidents. The difference between whether you have a bond between two objects is often dependant on what clamp you have  chosen to use. Welding Clamps, Battery Jumper Lead clamps, clamps made from aluminium are not suitable for use in an industrial application. Static electricity control systems that monitor whether you have a bond or connection to true earth and provide visible indication and the capability of interlocking are best practice. 

 

INCORRECT CLAMPS ARE DANGEROUS. CONDUCT A SITE SURVEY! 

Welcome to  

STATIC ELECTRICITY CONTROL SEC

STATIC

ELECTRICITY

CONTROL

 

The physical phenomenon of static electricity has been recognised for over a

thousand years, is experienced by everyone, but understood by very few.

Harnessed correctly, static can provide positive manufacturing benefits. 

The effective understanding and control of static electricity has made Meech a

market leader in its field since the 1960s. Static electricity control and generation is

used in thousands of industrial and cleanroom areas, to minimise Electrostatic

Discharge (ESD) and Electrostatic Attraction (ESA).

 

REQUEST A SITE AUDIT OR SURVEY. GATHER THE STATIC IN LOCATION DATA & ACCURATELY SPECIFY THE CORRECT SOLUTION !

Incorrect specification of ESD & ESA equipment costs Australian manufacturers millions of dollars in retro fits, downtime and re-runs per year. 

SURGE &

LIGHTNING

PROTECTION

 

The earth network on your site is critical in ensuring that static electricity and lightning

protection systems function as designed. Before you specify or design a static

electricity control or lightning protection system, have your earth network

tested or if it is a new site, have an expert evaluate the site for an appropriate earth

network.  CHECK YOU EARTH NETWORK!

AS/NZS 3000: Section 5.8 - "The earthing arrangements of the

following systems should be independent...  Static Electricity

and LightningProtection Systems"

Lightning Protection Systems are only as good as the risk assessment, site survey, site audit, soil resistivity and earth resistance tests conducted. It is not only important to accurately assess risk, conduct an audit or site survey including the measurement of soil resistivity & earth resistance to ensure that a proposed lightning protection system will function as per requirements as set out in the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1768, it is also critical in providing the correct data for the lightning protection design team. For example this data is the foundation from which the design team will calculate the amount of electrodes required within an earth network and the location and depth to which the electrode will be driven. These calculations may determine whether a traditional electrode earth network will be utilised or whether due to high soil resistivity values or potential interference/electrical noise an electrolytic earth system is required. 

 

SITE SURVEY OR SITE AUDITS & TESTS ARE CRITICAL IN DESIGNING THE APPROPRIATE SURGE & LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEM!