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The Earth-Rite TELLUS II from Newson Gale Inc. provides constantly verified static ground monitoring for drums, IBCs and other mobile or portable equipment used in hazardous area operations.


The Earth-Rite TELLUS II from Newson Gale Inc. provides constantly verified static ground monitoring for drums, IBCs and other mobile or portable equipment used in hazardous area operations.

When used for handling, transporting or mixing of combustible powders or liquids in any industrial flammable or combustible environment, a green flashing LED confirms a positive connection to ground and also provides a pair of output contacts for interlocking with pumps, valves and other controls or alarm devices.

Operating in real time, the system confirms that a positive connection to ground remains intact for the duration of the operation. As long as the resistance of the connection to a designated ground exists and remains below the generally accepted international safety standard of 10 ohms, the pulsing LED display inside the hazardous area assures the operator there’s no buildup of dangerous static electricity.

If resistance rises above 10 ohms or the ground point is lost, the display is de-activated, warning the operators that a dangerous condition could be developing. Additionally, an interlock mode (a pair of changeover contacts) is activated, sounding an audio alarm or initiating an automatic safe shutdown procedure.

The system includes a power supply unit and controller that are mounted in a safe area 500 m away.

Newson Gale is a Jackson, NJ supplier of static control technology.

www.newson-gale.com