Static Ground Monitoring Systems / Grounding Systems and Grounding Monitoring Devices
In tests, many standard grounding clamps in use today show very high resistance readings when clamped onto conductive objects with insulating surfaces. This may result in the clamp being physically attached in the eyes of the operator, but not actually performing its intended function (i.e. dissipating static electricity efficiently).
The ungrounded object can store up the static charge potential and, with the right amount of flammable vapour and presence of a spark, an ignition will occur. This condition will exist without the slightest indication to alert an operator.
This is one of the best reasons for using a continuously monitored grounding system, such as our BFN Ground Monitoring Systems Series, to provide clear indication that a ground connection has been made and static electricity is being dissipated.