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
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
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:
Refueling Fire Series
at the Pump
on the Risk of Static Ignition During Vehicle Refueling"