Characteristics of electrostatic discharges from intermediate bulk container materials

Petri Pekkala (Corresponding Author), Jaakko Paasi, Graham Hearn, Jeremy Smallwood

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    Abstract

    In this work, we have studied experimentally electrostatic discharges from flexible or rigid intermediate bulk container (FIBC or RIBC, respectively) materials charged to both polarities. Four different kinds of materials were investigated, including woven polypropylene (PP) fabric, smooth-surfaced polypropylene sheet, smooth-surfaced polyethylene (PE) sheet and smooth-surfaced nylon sheet for comparison. Discharge peak current, charge transfer and distance from the surface at which a discharge occurred, with no earthed backplane, were measured over a range of surface potential values. According to the results, negative polarity discharges gave higher peak current and charge transferred values than positive polarity discharge of the same surface potential. The distance at which the discharge occurred increased with surface potential as expected. However, peak current and charge values were relatively constant over a range of surface potential.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)489 - 494
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Electrostatics
    Volume63
    Issue number6-10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Electrostatic discharge
    Polypropylenes
    Surface potential
    Static Electricity
    containers
    Containers
    electrostatics
    Nylons
    Polyethylene
    Charge transfer
    polarity
    polypropylene
    Polyethylenes
    Nylon (trademark)
    polyethylenes
    charge transfer

    Keywords

    • electrostatic discharge
    • ESD
    • FIBC
    • IBC
    • RIBC
    • bulk containers
    • polypropylene
    • polyethylene

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    Pekkala, Petri ; Paasi, Jaakko ; Hearn, Graham ; Smallwood, Jeremy. / Characteristics of electrostatic discharges from intermediate bulk container materials. In: Journal of Electrostatics. 2005 ; Vol. 63, No. 6-10. pp. 489 - 494.
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    Characteristics of electrostatic discharges from intermediate bulk container materials. / Pekkala, Petri (Corresponding Author); Paasi, Jaakko; Hearn, Graham; Smallwood, Jeremy.

    In: Journal of Electrostatics, Vol. 63, No. 6-10, 2005, p. 489 - 494.

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