PREVENTION OF INCENDIARY DISCHARGES
Nega-Stat® IS USED IN SAFETY GARMENTS TO PROVIDE STATIC PROTECTION AGAINST INCENDIARY DISCHARGES
Flame retardant industrial workwear garments when worn in hazardous flammable environments can generate sufficient charge to cause an incendiary discharge and, as such, are a potential risk hazard.
The introduction of antistatic threads into the fabric may reduce the charge generated on the garment to a level below the level required to cause an incendiary discharge when the garment and body are fully grounded.
It is important to make the point that, if everything is fully grounded which means the equipment, machinery, and most importantly the person and clothing, no incendiary discharge and explosion can occur.
Unfortunately in the majority of industrial situations it is not possible to provide full grounding. Fabrics and garments containing Nega-Stat® in selected grid- or stripe patterns will provide antistatic protection even in situations where full grounding is not possible or impracticable.