Static electricity

The branch of electrical science dealing with the effects of the accumulation of electric charge. What is static electricity?

The Fire Protection Research Foundation, the research arm of NFPA, recently published a reported titled: “Static Electricity Incident Review

Additionally, a summary of the current provisions in NFPA 77, Recommended Practice on Static Electricity, is provided and existing knowledge gaps have been identified. This report will be discussed at the First Draft Meeting for the next edition of NFPA 77 this month!

All NFPA Technical Committee are open to the public. Please visit www.nfpa.org/77 to register as a guest for this meeting or if you would like to follow along to keep apprised of any changes that will be made to NFPA 77.
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Jacqueline R. Wilmot, P.E.
Research Project Manager, Fire Protection Research Foundation, the research affiliate of NFPA

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