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Newson Gale® is a company committed to eliminating the ignition hazards of static electricity.
Headquartered in Nottingham in the heart of the United Kingdom, we develop and manufacture a range of hardware solutions dedicated to ensuring static electricity is not an ignition source in potentially flammable and combustible atmospheres. Ranging from the loading of road tanker trucks to emptying hand held cans, we have a solution for virtually every EX/HAZLOC process capable of generating static electricity. Because we are focussed on our customers, we understand the challenges your processes and installation options present you with. We know that static electricity is not something you deal with on a day-to-day basis and it’s what separates us from other equipment suppliers. With Newson Gale, you gain access to our extensive experience in static grounding and bonding that empowers you and your organisation to demonstrate compliance with the recommended practices of organizations like the International Electrotechnical Commission, the National Fire Protection Association and a wide range of industry specific codes of practice that address the ignition hazards associated with static electricity. Owing to the thousands of applications we have seen since the early 1980’s two critical ingredients underpin the performance of our static control equipment: Precision and Reliability.
- Earth-Rite RTR
- Earth-Rite Mobile Ground Verification system (MGV)
- Earth-Rite PLUS
- Earth-Rite® MULTIPOINT II
- Earth-Rite FIBC
- Earth-Rite OMEGA II
- Bond-Rite CLAMP
- Bond-Rite REMOTE
- Bond-Rite EZ
Static Grounding for Road Tankers Precision and reliability is what the Earth-Rite® RTR™ provides to QHSE professionals and engineers who are tasked with protecting personnel and plant assets from the ignition hazards of static Electricity during road tanker loading and unloading operations.
The Earth-Rite RTR includes:
- Flameproof Enclosure incorporating Intrinsically Safe Static Ground Monitoring System.
- Ground Connection Junction Box with Clamp Stowage Point and Quick Release Connector.
- Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Universal Grounding Clamp with Hytrel™ Extendable Cable and Quick Connectors.e Earth-Rite RTR includes
The Earth-Rite Mobile Ground Verification system (MGV) is a unique, patented technology Designed to provide automatic confirmation of a positive electrostatic ground connection for trucks collecting and transferring flammable / combustible products. The Earth-Rite MGV system performs two system checks which ensures the vehicle can dissipate static charges for the duration of the transfer process.
1. Static Ground Verification.
The MGV system ensures the connection resistance of the object that is identified as the ground source to earth, is low enough to safely dissipate static charges from the truck.
2. Continuous Ground Loop Monitoring.
When the Static Ground Verification process is confirmed, the MGV system continuously monitors the connection resistance of the truck to this verified grounding point for the duration of the transfer process. This connection resistance must be maintained at 10 ohms (or less) for the duration of the transfer process.Please see the datasheet
Static Grounding Indicator and Interlock System Precision and reliability is what the Earth-Rite® PLUS™ provides to QHSE professionals and engineers who are tasked with protecting personnel and plant assets from the ignition hazards of static electricity during railcar, skid, and IBC loading/unloading operations.
The Earth-Rite PLUS includes:
- Ex(d) / XP Controller with Intrinsically Safe Monitoring Circuit.
- Ground Connection Junction Box with Clamp Stowage Point and Quick
- Release Connector.
- Junction Box with Stowage Pin for stowing Universal Grounding Clamp.
Static Grounding System The Earth-Rite® MULTIPOINT II is a unique static grounding systems that can monitor the simultaneous grounding of up to eight (8) individual pieces of equipment at risk of discharging electrostatic sparks.
Earth-Rite® MULTIPOINT II applications include:
- multiple railcar loading points.
- multiple drum / tote loading points.
- liquid / powder mixing and blending.
- powder conveying equipment.
- fluid bed dryers.
- silo / container filling and emptying.
- hoppers and dust collectors.
- powder micronizing, pulverising and grinding equipment.
The Earth-Rite FIBC system validates and monitors the resistance of Type C FIBC bags ensuring that the conductive elements of the bag are capable of dissipating electrostatic charges in compliance with IEC 61340-4-4 “Standard test methods for specific applications – Electrostatic classification of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBC)” and NFPA 77 “Recommended Practice on Static Electricity”.Please see the datasheet
The Earth-Rite OMEGA II is a compact panel mounted static grounding module that can monitor a range of resistance values, based on the grounding application and installation requirements of specific processes.Please see the datasheet
Self-testing static grounding clamp The Bond-Rite® CLAMP, patented exclusively by Newson Gale, is the only static grounding clamp that provides operators with a visual reference that potentially charged equipment is connected to a verified static grounding point.
9 V Lithium-Manganese (battery included)
Monitoring Set Point
10 ohmsPlease see the datasheet
The precision and reliability of the Bond-Rite REMOTE provides enhanced safety and security by continuously testing the connection of the clamp to the container or other conductive item of plant in a complete loop made through the designated grounding point.Please see the datasheet
The Bond-Rite EZ is an easy to use hand-held portable static bonding device that can quickly and securely establish and verify an equipotential bond between equipment for operations conducted in EX areas.Please see the datasheet
Static Grounding clamps, cables and reels
Static grounding systems like the Earth-Rite® range combine interlock control and visual indication to verified ground connection points and offer the highest levels of protection over electrostatic ignition risks. However, equipment specifiers may select passive grounding devices, like single pole clamps, to ground and bond plant equipment.
Please see the datasheet