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Dave Long, founder and president of Staticworx®, has been published by Conformity numerous times. His articles about static discharge problems and static control flooring range from explaining ESD Association standard ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 to helping readers understand the difference between a static dissipative and conductive floor tile.
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Articles Published in Conformity® Impact of ESD Flooring In Businesses
Confusion of static control terminology; Not understanding internet hype; Using an unfamiliar supplier or contractor; Failing to carefully evaluate suppliers and their warranties; Failing to investigate sub-floor conditions; Not understanding total cost of ownership; Specifying the wrong product for the application.
The new components are called "Class 0 devices." According to all the experts, every factory will handle them before 2010 and it can take up to two years to prepare.
Because of the massive amount of both reliable and unreliable information available on the web, facility designers often make the same common mistakes when selecting static control flooring materials.
The sensitivity of today's state of the art, class zero electronic devices is forcing companies to take a closer look at their ESD programs.
When selecting an ESD floor, someone involved in the decision-making process needs to understand both static control specifications and the long-term impact that installing an ESD floor will have on the business.
Developments in flooring technology provide more options and offer flexible approaches.
When used without conductive footwear, some static control floors offer marginal static control advantages and could present an unnecessary liability.