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IGT Static Suppression Cartridges for Exploration and Production applications

Suppress fire starting static electricity INSIDE:
    Flare line pipe
    Vent stacks
    Tank vents
    Gathering lines
by installing the Ionix Static Suppression Cartridge.

Static electricity is generated INSIDE pipe moving gases
The Gas Research Institute’s research has determined that the friction of the movement of gases inside the pipe creates static electricity inside a pipe which can ignite a gaseous mixture.

This can occur inside flare line pipe, vent stacks and tank vents. This static can arc igniting a gaseous mixture. If you have a flame arrestor in a line, this proves the need for static suppression in that line since you acknowledge the possibility of an static ignition of gas. By installing an Ionix Static Suppression Cartridge in the line you dissipate the ignition source - static electricity - in those lines.

Gathering lines can also have static inside them. This is most evident by pinhole leaks in your gathering lines. Installing an Ionix Static Eliminator in those gathering lines will provent pinhole leaks and static shocks.

Grounding isn’t sufficient to prevent static buildup
The reason why is you cannot guarantee EVERY metallic area has an electrical path to ground. Coatings, corrosion, and
petroleum residues all create electrically insolated barriers to grounding. These electrically isolated spots can build up static. Installing an Ionix Static Suppression Cartridge can suppress any residual static in your pipeing.

How to install Ionix Static Suppression Cartridges
Install Ionix Static Suppression housing in the pipe you want to dissipate interior static. It works automatically by the force of the passage of gases through it.

How does the Ionix Static Suppression Cartridge work?
When gases pass through our cartridge, Ionix makes the gases electrically conductive thus eliminating any interior static by preventing static buildup.. Therefore there is no downstream build up of static inside the pipe once gases pass through the Ionix Cartridge.

Works in 2 way flow pipes
If the vent has gases moving in both directions (due to emptying or filling) Ionix Static Suppression Cartridges automatically suppresses static inside pipe in the downstream flow - whatever direction that is!

Typical E&P installations would include:

Flame arrestors - IGT Static Suppression Cartridge should be installed in any pipe with a flame arrestor. If there is a flame arrestor in the line there is a possibility of an ignition. The probable source of that ignition will be static electricity.

Vent Stacks and Flare Lines - IGT Static Suppression Cartridges installed in these lines prevents the buildup of static INSIDE these lines which can be a source of ignitions.

Tank Battery lines and vents - IGT Static Suppression Cartridge can be installed in tank battery lines which can develop internal static. Grounding is only sufficient if all the surfaces are electrically conductive. If you've experienced unexplained ignitions or explosions, they must have an ignition source. The most likely root cause is static electricity generated inside pipe lines.

IGT Static Suppression Cartridges will dissipate static on any surface - metal or plastic. Metal pipe does not diminish the effectiveness of Ionix treated gas.

 

IGT Aerosol Static Suppressor

IGT Aerosol Static Suppressor is designed to suppress static on surfaces it is sprayed. Any task requiring non-sparking tools would benefit by the application of IGT Aerosol Static Suppressor to dissipate surface static prior to contact.

It is a state of the art topical antistat specifically designed for the needs of the energy industry. Since it is a topical antistat it dissipates static immediately on contact. It is not necessary to keep the surface wet or ground the surface. It continues to dissipate static even after it dries.

If a job requires non sparking tools, you should also spray the surfaced to be tooled and the surrounding surfaces to dissipate any surface present. This will further reduce the possibility of a static ignition.

IGT Aerosol Static Suppressor

IGT Aerosol Static Suppressor Reach Tool

IGT Aerosol Static Suppressor Reach Tool allows you to apply our antistat from a safe distance. It has a extendable non-electrically conductive pole. If your procedures require a fire suit, you should be using the IGT Reach Tool to remotely dissipate static.

IGT Aerosol Reach Tool