Some bulk materials can create static energy during filling and discharging which may cause an electrostatic discharge in the bag or on its surface. If there is flammable dust or gas present in the atmosphere during the filling and discharging process, there is a risk of fire or an explosion. To prevent this hazard, grounded FIBC’s are the ideal solution.
The conductivity of these units is usually provided by carbon tapes which are woven into the fabric and the webbing. Silver tapes are used instead of carbon for food applications. The body construction of the FIBC can be produced from a flat or circular fabric either coated or uncoated.
Conductive Liners are also available for use if waterproof applications are required. Type C FIBC’s must be grounded during the filling and discharging process and every groundable bag produced is 100% checked and labelled accordingly for its conductivity.