Preventing Explosions in Fuel Transport with Static Grounding Reels

The importance of static grounding reel in the prevention of explosions can be described by anyone in the refueling or fuel transportation industry.

Hunter Spring has been offering static grounding reels, also called static discharge reels, for military, industrial, and commercial applications for more than 50 years. Currently, Hunter Spring provides one of the most comprehensive lines of static grounding reels on the market.

Static Grounding Reels

Reels from Hunter Spring have been mounted to storage tanks, docks, drilling platforms, railcars, material handling equipment, barges, and truck frames across the globe.

At Hunter Spring, aircraft refueling is one of the most well-known applications for static grounding reels. In this application, the company’s reels are employed to ground the truck and the plane delivering the fuel to prevent static electricity from accumulating and leading to explosions.

As a flat spring producer, Hunter Spring can modify the performance of the reel according to customers’ specifications. The company carries various end connectors and cable types for different applications, and also offers a number of stainless steel reels for corrosive, harsh, and even explosive environments.

Heavy-Duty ML Series Reels

Heavy-duty ML series reels from Hunter Spring are perfectly suited for applications requiring longer lengths of cable (50-100 ft). These heavy-duty cord reels come standard with an internal retraction brake, which controls the retraction speed to 2-7 ft/sec, hindering the connector and cable from whipping around and getting tangled.

Customers are invited to consult Hunter Spring, who may well be able to develop a static grounding reel solution that will surprise them with its versatility and efficiency.

Static grounding reel mounted to truck

Static grounding reel mounted to truck

Static grounding reel mounted to fuel tanker

Static grounding reel mounted to fuel tanker

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Hunter Spring.

For more information on this source, please visit Hunter Spring.

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