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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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