The issue of static charge generation during the transfer and storage of flammable, low conductivity fluids, has long been recognised as a potential hazard. The expanding use of modern materials such as carbon fibre and thermo-plastics adds complexity to this problem as many of these materials are highly resistive.
FSE has significant experience and proven capability in analysing, quantifying and mitigating this potential threat.
- Developed and agreed the certification strategy with FAA / EASA for the Airbus A350XWB Fuel System.
- Authored the ESD Strategy for the Airbus A350XWB Fuel System and verified design, installation and equipment compliance.
- Consultant on Electrostatic R&D project to develop new tools and understanding of charge behaviour.
- Acknowledged in The Journal of Electrostatics paper on Electrostatic Charge Behaviour in Fuel Tanks.