Newson Gale Introduces Earth-Rite® RTR™ Static Grounding System

Jackson, N.J.-based Newson Gale Inc., a provider of static grounding and bonding products, has
introduced the Earth-Rite® RTR™ Static Grounding System, designed for tanker trucks that transfer,
process and handle various flammable or combustible liquids, gasses and powders. The system
features three-parameter failsafe verification to confirm connection to a static dissipative ground
point; provide continuous electronic verification of a less-than-10-ohm connection to that point;
and recognize the specific tanker truck. Also, the unit’s face features a cluster of bright,
pulsing light-emitting diodes to show a constant positive ground connection for the duration of the
transfer operation.

A NEMA 4X corrosion-resistant XP enclosure with a certified operating temperature range of
-25ºC to +50ºC protects the system’s electronics from harsh environments as well as dust, liquids
and weather damage. The RTR system also includes a pair of voltage-free “dry” contacts that
energize only when resistance to the verified ground connection measures 10 ohms or less, enabling
the user to comply with global static control standards including NFPA 77, API RP 2003 and Cenelec

For general applications such as drums, totes, mobile tanks and railcars, Newson Gale offers
the Earth-Rite PLUS™ system, which provides the same approvals and characteristics of the RTR
Static Grounding System without tanker-truck recognition.

October 5, 2010