Assessment of industrial electrostatic hazards using finite-element electric field analysis
Jones, R.T., Williams, T.J. and Abu Sharkh, S. (1997) Assessment of industrial electrostatic hazards using finite-element electric field analysis. Journal of Electrostatics, 40-41, 449-454. (doi:10.1016/S0304-3886(97)00086-7).
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Charged clouds, generated in industrial processes, can lead to large values of space potential and electric field inside a vessel. Isolated masses of airborne liquid within can carry induced charge to the wall resulting in electrostatic discharges. Critical values of space potential can be found using a relationship between the jet safety factor and the material hazard coefficient. A computer package is described which allows complex space potential profiles and electric fields to be modelled for a prescribed space charge density. This allows the central space potential, a key indicator of electrostatic risk, to be evaluated. Examples are presented of two recent hazard investigations made by Wolfson Electrostatics.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1016/S0304-3886(97)00086-7|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TS Manufactures
Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
|Date Deposited:||15 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 11:39|
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