The generation of electrical static charges is a natural phenomenon. The charge is normally dissipated harmlessly to ground; however, an arc produced in the presence of flammable vapours is a hazardous condition.
Aircraft must be effectively and securely grounded prior to performing maintenance, and when loading/off-loading is being performed.
The earth receptacle must be adequately bonded to a permanent earthing system. The LECTRO-TECH Earth Receptacle has a
500mm tail that can be LECTROWELDed or clamped to the earth electrode system.