"We wanted to upgrade our dispatch center with the latest electronic equipment, but we needed to address the need for fault-tolerant flooring to protect us from electrostatic discharge. The solution was to go with the industry's best static-free flooring products, Eclipse rubber and antistatic carpet tiles from Staticworx."
— Mark Trudel, Administrative Officer, Dispatch Communications Center
Architects: Are You Unknowingly Specifying Non Compliant Static Control Flooring ?
Do you know the difference between a dissipative carpet and a conductive carpet?
Don't write your spec until you know which one is approved by standards organizations for your application.
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It's simple. It's about responsibility, liability, understanding OSHA safety guidelines and meeting a professional standard of care. Since 2005, standards organizations and grounding guidelines have required a static dissipative ohms rating for carpet.
Do not purchase or specify any carpet or carpet with positioning buttons described as meeting FAA-STD-019D Section 184.108.40.206.1.5. Static control flooring measuring between 2.5 X 10E4 and 1.0 X 10 E6 is no longer FAA approved.
Are you confused about whether it's recommended to use static dissipative or conductive carpet tile in your application? We have created a simple reference chart showing various grounding standards and which electrical range should be used based on various applications for ESD floors.
SCS Global Services does hereby certify that the following Flooring Adhesives:
Statbond 5010 Conductive PU, Statbond Conductive Acrylic, Groundtack Clear Releasable Conductive, meets all of the necessary qualifications to be certified for the following claim:
FloorScore® Indoor Air Quality Certified to SCS-EC10.2-2007
Conforms to California Specification 01350 (Standard Method v1.1, effective January 1, 2012) for the school classroom and private office parameters.
What You Need to Know about Anti Static Flooring for Telecommunication Areas & Public Safety Emergency 911 Communications Rooms:
Use Appropriate Grounding Standards: Motorola R56 and ATIS-0600321-2010
Have you been asked to specify static free, conductive or anti static flooring? Are you confused about jargon like mission critical, low static generating, N+1, ANSI/ESD S20.20 or the difference between static dissipative floors and conductive floors?
Staticworx® can help you identify the right static resistant rating, select the correct static flooring option, and get it installed by a local professional who understands grounding, conductive flooring adhesives, ESD floor testing. We can even supply your building service contractor with maintenance recommendations and the necessary static free floor care products - no matter what floor you own.
Let's start with the definition of ESD: ESD is an abbreviation for electrostatic discharge: the pulse of static electricity that occurs when a charged person contacts another object. Anything from sliding out of a car seat or walking across a static generating floor can build up a dangerous charge. Most associate a static discharge with that sensory "ouch" that we feel and see; the zap, the mini bolt of blue lightening. However, the majority of static discharges, anything below 3500 volts, are totally undetectable to humans. Like common cold germs, ESD events are occurring around us constantly, causing damage to sensitive microelectronics inside computers and electronic devices.
The best way to avoid ESD events is to prevent static generation in the first place. In the case of ESD, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure. If the environment prevents static generation, it's impossible for an ESD event to occur. A static free environment is created by eliminating normal static generating surfaces like carpet, rubber and tile. We loosely define those surfaces as ESD flooring. Other common names are anti static flooring, static flooring, conductive tile, static resistant flooring, non-static flooring, and grounded floors.
Visit our Knowledge and Safety Center to learn how to more accurately describe these floors so you don't mistakenly specify a material that will increase static. Also, read more about correct grounding methods for ESD floors and Tile using copper grounding strips.
Define: anti static flooring: The term anti static refers to a condition where static generation is inhibited during contact and separation with a different material. Anti static flooring can either be static dissipative or static conductive. (See also, Dissipative Tile)
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