Thorne & Derrick, the UK’s leading specialist distributor of equipment for explosive atmospheres, is delighted to announce its exclusive partnership with StuvEx, becoming the exclusive UK channel partner for the StuvEx range of static earthing, grounding, and bonding systems.

StuvEx, an international manufacturer, offers a complete range of static earthing, grounding, and bonding solutions with ATEX and IECEx certification for use in hazardous areas. This includes static bonding control, grounding and earthing clamps, cables, and reels.

Thorne & Derrick supports the technical specification and competitive supply from stock of standard and customized static earthing solutions for explosion protection in process operations and manufacturing applications dealing with combustible or flammable gases, liquids, or powders.

Terry McDonald, business development manager at Thorne & Derrick, commented, “The Strategic Partnership will deliver significant operational safety and best practice improvements to our clients in the process and hazardous area industries. The StuvEx range of Static Earthing Systems is an excellent extension to our Explosion Protection product range, further strengthening our reputation to specify and supply ATEX and IECEx-certified products that provide heating, lighting, power, and explosion protection to assets and operators in hazardous area workplaces. Together, our partnership presents clients with a certified product range, including innovative features that are industry-established and client-preferred across numerous global businesses in the powder and bulk solids handling sector. Our cost-competitive option in the marketplace will be integral to our future business growth plan.”

Static electricity is often dangerously overlooked and misunderstood as a potential ignition source in gas- and dust-hazardous areas. Thorne & Derrick, in partnership with StuvEx, is working closely with clients to highlight awareness, education, and mitigation of the ignition risk associated with static electricity. Discharges of static electricity pose health and safety dangers to people and plants, and clients are encouraged to contact Thorne & Derrick to discuss their concerns.

Sam Ayres, sales engineer at StuvEx Safety Systems Ltd, adds, “We’re excited to have chosen Thorne & Derrick as our exclusive distribution partner for static earthing systems. Their technical expertise and industry experience in supplying compliant and certified equipment to hazardous areas are unparalleled. We are looking forward to a long and successful partnership.”

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20th March 2024