Static electricity hazards with hose products and dry materials

Posted by Gates Hose Safety Tip on 8/7/2013 to Products
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Static electricity hazards

Movement of dry material through a rubber or plastic hose can generate enough static electricity to be hazardous. Not only could a static spark ignite a fire or cause an explosion, but enough charge could build-up in the hose to cause a severe shock if contacted.

Consider hose products with features that help dissipate static such as products with a static grounding wire.
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