Ammunition, Chemicals and Explosives
ESD Protection Requirements from DoD 4145.26-M
Article: Conductive Flooring in Naval Hospitals and Ordinance Facilities
Accession Number: ADA033665
Title: Criteria for Grounding in Naval Hospitals and Ordnance Facilities.
Descriptive Note: Final rept. Jul 74-Sep 75,
Corporate Author: CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF
Brooks,James L. ; Streets,Barry C.
Report Date : OCT 1976
Pagination or Media Count : 43
Abstract: An investigation of the criteria for grounding conductive floors in Naval hospitals and ordnance facilities has been completed. First, current publications concerned with conductive floor installations were reviewed. Then manufacturers of conductive flooring materials were contacted for the latest technical information available on grounding systems for conductive flooring. Finally, a survey was made of existing grounding systems at selected Naval hospitals and ordnance facilities. From this information, design and installation criteria, acceptance testing procedures, and maintenance requirements for conductive flooring installations were developed. (Author)
Descriptor : *FLOORS, *ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, *ELECTRICAL GROUNDING, LITERATURE SURVEYS, MUNITIONS INDUSTRY, HOSPITALS, DESIGN CRITERIA, STATIC ELECTRICITY, FLOOR COVERINGS.
Subject Categories: CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS & SUPPLIES
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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The handling and manufacture of ammunition and explosives requires different static protection procedures than those for handling electronic devices. One important document dealing with this type of work is Department of Defense (DoD) manual 4145.26-M, The Contractor's Safety Manual for Ammunition and Explosives. This document was modified on March 13th, 2008.
You can click here to view section 6.4 from The Contractor's Safety Manual for Ammunition and Explosives (4145.26M) covering static electricity and Grounding.
Here are the essential properties required from a grounded conductive floor used in ammunition and explosives applications:
The maximum resistance of a body, plus the resistance of the conductive shoes, plus the resistance of the conductive floor to the ground system shall not exceed 1,000,000 ohms total. (R1 (body) + R2 (shoes) + R3 to ground (Floor ) < 1 million ohms.)
Example: if the floor's resistance to ground is 500,000 ohms then the sum of the resistance of the body plus the resistance of the shoes must be below 500,000 ohms or the total allowable resistance limit of 1,000,000 ohms would be exceeded.
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