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Whitepaper Articles

Whether you are trying to grasp the difference between anti-static carpetand a permanent conductive fiber loaded carpet, there is probably an answer or two in this collection of industry articles.

Topics ranging from low Kv carpet to ESD Association test methods.

Whether you are trying to grasp the difference between an anti-static carpet that is supposed to prevent you from getting shocked from a permanent conductive fiber loaded carpet or looking to understand the various methods used to evaluate the performance of static control floors, there is probably an answer or two in this collection of industry articles.

  • Body Voltage and ESD Epoxy Coatings
    Many conductive epoxy coatings fail ESD body voltage tests. Gen 3 epoxies use nanotechnology for an attractive floor, in any color, that meets all ESD standards
  • New Industry ESD Standards Expose Need for Safer, Less Conductive Carpet Tile
  • Choosing Flooring For Mission-critical Spaces
    Static is the invisible threat to call centers. Learn how to manage it in this highly sensitive setting.
  • Inappropriate Use of VSDs
    If you don't pay sufficient attention to motor and impeller details before you decide to invest in VSDs, you could be pumping up your costs and draining your efficiency. See how a careful evaluation and new system curve put one data center on track for a leaner budget.
  • Choosing ESD Flooring for Mission-critical Spaces
    Today's modern office would have been a called a computer room years ago. The technology is extremely sensitive to static. Fortunately, many ESD flooring options are now available for the high tech office environment.
  • ESD Carpet Sensitivity: kV rating
    Confused about the difference between static generation and ohms of electrical resistance? Here's a good place to start.
  • Procedures for the design, analysis and auditing of static control flooring/footwear systems
    It is the purpose of this paper to show that the electrostatic performance of footwear/flooring systems, defined as the electrostatic potential of personnel arising out of the use of these systems, can be predicted with adequate precision based on component resistance data alone, and further to present resistance testing methodologies which are at once more relevant and more reproducible than most in common usage today.
  • 8 Reasons Why ESD Programs Fail
    A well-designed, comprehensive, fully realized program is a must for manufacturers serious about ESD control.
  • 8 Reasons Why ESD Programs Fail
    You manage a networked office environment. One day, without warning, your system crashes, the result of a random static discharge. When the computers are finally operational again, you discover your data is gone.
  • Choosing ESD Flooring For Electronics Handling and Manufacturing Applications
    Control of ESD is an important part of the manufacturing process for any electronics company, but prevention of static is considered by many to be an even more effective method to protect products from ESD damage. Tellabs Operations, a manufacturer of telecommunications products, advocates static prevention.
  • Zero Downtime Installation
    Most project managers lose sleep just thinking about floor preparation. And no wonder: Since you can't see what's under the existing floor, you never know the full extent of what needs to be done until the old floor has been removed.
  • ESD Flooring 101
    As static-sensitive electronic components grow more sophisticated, so do consumers of ESD flooring. Here are some key points to consider when helping your clients choose ESD/antistatic flooring and tile for labs, hospitals, electronics manufacturing and mission-critical spaces.
  • The Need for Due Diligence In Specifying ESD Floors
    According to the recommendations of ANSI/ESD S20.20, it is acceptable to install a floor with a resistance to ground (RTG) that is ≤1.0 X10E9. But, to comply with ESD standards, the floor must not allow body voltage generation over 100V.
  • Choosing ESD Flooring for Cleanrooms
    Options for installing ESD flooring in an existing operational facility with minimal impact on contamination and production Many facility planners, concerned about contamination or potential scheduling delays, once dismissed the thought of installing electrostatic discharge (ESD) safe tile in operational clean spaces.
  • Economics of Phasing out PVC
    PVC aka poly-vinyl-chloride is the major compound in ESD vinyl tile. Most environmentalists consider PVC an eco-nightmare. This study, conducted by Tufts University in Maachusetts, comprehensively examines PVC and the potential replacement materials like rubber.
  • Digital Future Report
    Published by The University of Southern California, this article explains where we fit and where we are going from the perspective of the "Digital Age".
  • Electrostatic Discharge Interference in the Clinical Environment
    The ever-increasing concentration of microprocessor-controlled clinical instrumentation elevates the need to control environmental electromagnetic (EM) noise.