Static Electricity

Static Electricity

Static electricity generated at propane facilities can have serious consequences. Fortunately, the remediation of risk is manageable  in terms of both cost and human resources.

PERC’s Static Electricity in the Propane Industry provides a basic understanding of static electricity, including its varied sources, common threats that may be present at propane handling facilities, and strategies to reduce the risk of unwanted ignition.

The booklet equips readers with the knowledge and tools to evaluate their facility for static electrical hazards, implement remediation or mitigation actions; facilitate appropriate training/instruction for all applicable employees. The approach offered is a practical one, citing science and technology where necessary.

Propane industry professionals, facility managers, company safety officials, and other responsible employees will benefit from safety practices based on lessons learned and information gained from propane industry research on the ignition hazards of static electricity.

To download a PDF copy of Static Electricity in the Propane Industry, click here.

To request a single printed copy, write to PERC's PERC at or call 202-452-8975.