ELECTROSTATIC HAZARDS DUE TO CLOTHING

Authors
  1. Wilson, L.G.
  2. Cavanagh, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The experiments described were undertaken to find whether the principal items of present day issue of Canadian military clothing were likely to give rise to hazardous electrostatic conditions in circumstances similar in electrical nature to those which could be encountered during use. Results indicated that this was so. Attempts were also made to find a way by which a man could be automatically kept safe from the electrostatic charges induced in his body. To achieve this the use of corona discharges from sharp points was investigated. Generally voltages were greatly reduced by this means, but the residual charge on the man was frequently high enough to be considered hazardous.
Report Number
665 — Technical Report
Date of publication
15 Oct 1972
Number of Pages
21
DSTKIM No
73-00729
CANDIS No
17031
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