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IGT Aerosol Static Suppressor for external static suppression of natural gas and propane piping

IGT Aerosol Static Suppressor is now used by over 50% of the local gas distribution companies in the US for external static suppression. It provides faster and more versatile static suppression than any other method of static suppression for any gas operations. It is equally as effective in dissipating static in propane operations.

IGT Aerosol Static Suppressor can also be used at gas well sites and gathering lines for static suppression.

IGT Aerosol Static Suppressor

IGT Aerosol Benefits

Why IGT Aerosol is superior to soapy burlap or plastic film in its ability to dissipate static

Ionix Aerosol is less expensive to use. Soapy burlap and plastic film need to be hand applied. The cost of labor to wrap the pipe with these products is expensive. When you take into account the cost of the labor to properly apply burlap/rags you realize hand wrapping is actually expensive. With Ionix Aerosol Static Suppressor you simply point and spray. Any pipe surface wet with Ionix is immediately static free.

Ionix Aerosol is more effective than other exterior static suppression methods. Soapy burlap IS NOT a static eliminator. It conducts the static electricity charge to the ground but doesn’t dissipate the charge on contact. If the soapy water dries out or misses a spot, it cannot conduct the static charge away and the static charge remains. If the burlap does not have a good contact with ground, it will not conduct away the charge. Ionix Aerosol Static Suppressor IS an anti-stat. It does not need to be grounded to be effective. When sprayed on a surface, it immediately dissipates any static charge present without grounding. It does not need to be kept wet. It will continue to dissipate any static charge even after it dries – until it is washed off the surface with water.

Ionix Aerosol is an easier-to-use safety procedure. Soapy burlap is not clean or easy. Users often do not want to take the time to use it – especially in colder weather. No safety procedure is effective if users find it inconvenient to use. No more carrying around all the water, burlap and soap. Ionix Aerosol Static Suppressor makes it easy for users to be safe! Just point and spray.

Because we are aware that working in subzero temperatures brings added difficulty in static suppression procedures, Ionix Aerosol Static Suppressor is available in 2 formulations. The Regular Formulation will spray to 32F (freezing) outside temperature. The Low Temperature Formulation will spray to -20F outside temperature. Other than the minimum spray temperatures, there is no difference in the use or performance of the product. Both have exceptional track records in eliminating static on the outside of pipes.

Ionix Aerosol will not affect PE pipe or electro or butt fusing operations. Ionix Aerosol is water based and contains no reactive chemicals. It cannot react with PE. To prep surfaces for fusing, simply wash the surface off with water, iso wipe or follow the fusion manufacturers surface prep procedures.

 Ionix is specifically formulated for natural gas operations. Unlike other aerosols and anti stats, Ionix Aerosol contains NO flammable, hazardous or environmentally harmful materials. Unlike most other aerosols IGT Aerosol Static Suppressor does not use propane as a propellant..

For a Aerosol and Reach Tool brochure CLICK HERE.

60 second demonstration of our Aerosol's effectiveness

To view a 60 second demo CLICK HERE.

IGT Aerosol was tested by Gas Technology Institute's Testing Lab

IGT Aerosol Static Suppressor was tested by GTI's Testing Lab. They determined our Aerosol does not affect PE, does not affect fusing and is as effective as using wet rags in eliminating static.

For a copy of the report to download, CLICK HERE.

IGT Aerosol Procedure for Use

For the current IGT Aerosol Procedure for Use sheet, CLICK HERE

IGT Aerosol OQ Training Video

For the current IGT Aerosol OQ Training video CLICK HERE

IGT Aerosol Suggested Best Practices Static Suppression Procedures

For a list of suggested static suppression procedures CLICK HERE

IGT Aerosol SDS sheets

For IGT Aerosol Regular Temp formulation SDS CLICK HERE.

For IGT Aerosol Low Temp formulation SDS CLICK HERE.

IGT Aerosol Reach Tool and Pole

The IGT Aerosol Reach Tool and Pole is designed to allow static suppression at a safe distance. If you have procedures that 1. either require a fire suit or 2. prohibit workers from entering an excavation then you should consider using the IGT Aerosol Reach Tool.

Unlike wet rags, the IGT Aerosol Reach Tool allows workers to dissipate static in potentially explosive situations from a safe distance. The Reach Tool holds the Aerosol and the string pull cord triggers the spraying of the Aerosol. The optional non-electrically conductive pole extends to 8' allowing the worker to keep at a safe distance when dissipating static.

Although the picture shows the IGT Reach Tool and Pole together, they are sold individually.

.IGT Aerosol Reach TookIGT Aerosol Reach Tool


IGT Aerosol for purging during repair operations

The IGT Aerosol is available for spraying INSIDE a pipe for temporary INTERNAL static suppression. Static builds up inside pipe especially at the opening of a purge pipe. Spraying IGT Aerosol inside the pipe being purged upstream where purging begins will greatly reduce the possibility of a static ignition.

IGT Purging Aerosol is equipped with a short hose and thread connector. It is designed to attach to a sprayer rod as seen in the picture below. The sprayer rod is inserted in the pipe through an electro fusion tap within a Surtap housing. The operator fuses a GF Plastics Verstap to the pipe, taps the pipe and retracts the tool closing the pancake valve. The operator then removes the tapping tool and attaches the Surtap with our sprayer rod. The operator opens the pancake valve, lowers the sprayer rod into the pipe, and depresses the IGT Aerosol nozzle, delivering our antistat spray into the purging air flow to be carried downstream to exit.

This can also be employed to dissipate static in repair operations where you want to eliminate interior static. Just fuse the fitting upstream of work.

For more information click the Aerosol Purging Kit tab on the left.

IGT Aerosol Purging Kit