Guidelines for the control of hazards arising from static electricity. Inst. Petrol. Model Code of Safe Practice, Part 21, publ'd March 1998, Inst. Petrol., London, 62 pages. (ISBN 0--85293--205--7).

A basic explanation is provided of static electricity in relation to operations in the oil industry and operational guidance is presented for the more frequent operations which will help to avoid the inadvertent ignition of flammable hydrocarbons. Equipment requirements, road and rail loading operations, storage tank operations, ship and barges, handling liquids and solids in containers, service stations, maintenance and testing, and aircraft fuel handling are examined and guidelines are presented.

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