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Short & Informative ESD Flooring Videos

Staticworx Video Series

Design-centric ESD flooring

Choosing an ESD floor can be confusing. In this video, we explain the benefits of working in partnership with an expert in static-control flooring. We'll explain what you should look for in an ESD flooring partner and the service and advice you should be able to expect from a reliable expert.

Static-control Flooring: The Conductive Fallacy

Conductivity is one of the most misunderstood aspects of ESD flooring. In this video, we take a humorous look at what can happen when buyers and specifiers rely too heavily on conductivity when choosing a static-control floor. In a brief lesson at the end of the video, we explain why low-charge generation—considering walking body voltage—is crucial for anyone hoping to prevent ESD damage in their workplace.

Conductors vs Insulators: Does it matter?

To understand basic principles of ESD and ESD flooring, you need to understand electrical conductivity. In this video, we review the difference between conductors and insulators, tell you why conductors and insulators respond differently to static electricity, and explain why conductivity is an important property of static-control flooring.

Static-control Flooring and Electrical Resistance Testing

What is electrical resistance? Why is resistance testing necessary for static-control flooring? In this video, we explain how static-control flooring works, the relationship between resistance and conductivity, and why the industry requires resistance testing. We discuss resistance standards, explain best-practice parameters, and show you how to perform the industry-approved test to measure a floor's electrical resistance.

Static-control Flooring and Walking Body Voltage

To be sure your ESD floor protects sensitive electronics, you must perform two tests: resistance and walking body voltage. In this video, we explain the term "walking body voltage," and tell you why conductivity, or a floor's ability to ground static charges, is only one component of a fully functioning ESD floor. You'll learn why low-charge generation is an equally important consideration, and how to perform the industry-approved walking body voltage test.

Measuring Walking Body Voltage (Method STM 97.2)

In this short video, we show you how to perform the ANSI/ESD-approved test, method STM 97.2, to measure walking body voltage.

What is Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)?

Are You Grounded - Safely?

Some mission critical carpet tiles should not be used around computers and operational electrical equipment. Mission Critical carpet measuring between 2.5 X 10E4 and 1.0 X 10E8 is too conductive to meet electrical grounding standards for use in schools, computer labs and communications areas like 9-1-1 call centers.

Testing your ESD Floor

Short video about how to test the resistance of ESD flooring

Making Sense of ESD Standards for electro static discharge problems

A short overview about ESD Association standards involving conductive and static dissipative flooring

Making Sense of ESD Standards for electro static discharge problems

Short video about how to test the resistance of ESD flooring.

Static Dissipative vs. Static Conductive Flooring

A quick overview of the difference between the two resistance ranges known as static dissipative and static conductive.

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