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StaTouch Offers Static Dissipative Labels for Gasoline Pumps
By Jennifer Hazen, Editor
December 17,2002



5 Tau, LLC is the only company offering their patent pending static dissipative labels for discharging static charges before and during refueling of cars, trucks and containers. These decals are made by 5 Tau, LLC in Miami and are called "StaTouch*. The new static dissipative labels are not just a warning label. They provide a method to gently get rid of a person's static with little or no spark. This makes

discharging one's static safe and comfortable.

After our series on vehicle refueling fires and the media coverage of several fires, SPINX (a South Carolina Distributor) and Patlon worked together to get a static safe label in place to not only warn the refueling public of the dangers but to give a visible place for them to discharge their static before going to the nozzle area. The sign is made from static dissipative material which is bonded to the dispensing pump thus allowing the static charges on person to be gently taken away
with no spark!

These will warn about the main points of refueling dangers:

1. Discharge your static each time you approach the nozzle.

2. In case of fire, do not pull the nozzle out of the car.

3. Get away - get help - to shut off fuel and fight fire.

StaTouch will offer customized and generic versions of the label. The version on the ESD Journal article and other variations will be available.


Other articles on Refueling Fires:

Spinx Pump Signs
Refueling Fire Series
Static Smart at the Pump
Unsafe Act
"Report on the Risk of Static Ignition During Vehicle Refueling"




*"StaTouch"is a trademark of 5 Tau, LLC, Inc. - Patent Applied for


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