2006-02-15 / Holger Schnieder
Hydrocarbon Solvents with increased electrical conductivity
There are many production processes where the very low electrical conductivity of pure hydrocarbons can cause problems. Pumping, blending, crystallizing, dissolving, stirring or spraying can cause dangerous electrostatic charge, which presents a safety risk. This effect increases with the purity and the viscosity of the hydrocarbons.
To ensure a discharge of the electrostatic charge the hydrocarbon relaxation times have to be considered.
CBR develops in co-operation with its clients hydrocarbon solvents and oils which have a medium and high electrical conductivity (> 1000 pS/m).