About static electricity
Static electricity is usually generated through the contact and separation of two insulating materials, which gives a surplus or deficit of electrons.
The charge increases with the size of the contact surface which means that when two larger objects rub against each other, the charge can be very powerful. Another reason may be movement over rolls that occur in many industrial processes. Rapid temperature changes can also generate static electricity.
Follow the links in the list below and you can learn more about the underlying causes, the risks that exist in many industrial processes and how the impact can be reduced.
Read more about the value of protecting production from static electricity.