The Earth-Rite® Mobile Ground Verification system (MGV) is an innovative, patented technology intended to offer automatic confirmation of a positive electrostatic earth connection for trucks gathering and transporting flammable or combustible products.
Vacuum trucks and bulk chemical road tankers, including their hoses and hose connections, are susceptible to static charge accumulation during the transfer of product into or out of the truck’s containment system. This accumulation of static charge is equivalent to a hidden source of ignition and if discharged as a static spark can lead to the ignition of the product or the atmosphere in which the truck and material handling team is operating.
To eliminate the risk of incendive static spark discharges the API standard 2219: Safe Operation of Vacuum Trucks in Petroleum Service recommends that vacuum truck operators transferring flammable and combustible product in hazardous locations must fully ground the truck prior to any other task in the transfer operation by connecting the truck to a “proven ground source”.
The Earth-Rite MGV is designed to enable operators establish safe earthing of their vehicle in accordance with these recommended practices.
Typical Grounding Applications:
- Cleaning & material recovery operations for on-site cleaning of storage tanks and chemical spills.
- Transporting chemicals to various stages of production on chemical manufacturing sites.
- Transporting flammable product to external sites where installed earthing systems are not present or have not been verified by the supplier.
- Hazmat Recovery operations recovering flammable spillages following transportation and loss of containment incidents.