While trying to identify the correct resistance range of flooring installed in FAA flight control towers and flight areas, have you been told to specify conductive flooring because it discharges faster?
Since this flooring will be used in areas with energized equipment, what is the logic of this recommendation?
What do you recommend and how would we support a different recommendation?
Have you been tasked with specifying or installing static control flooring in a flight control area?
There are several considerations:
- Will the floor meet FAA-STD-019e?
View the requirements from FAA-STD-019e in PDF format
- Can the floor be grounded?
- Will the floor inhibit static on people wearing standard footwear?
The following Staticworx floors offer the best compatibility for flight control areas:
Flight Control Area Concerns: Flooring Selection Matrix
|Staticworx Rubber Flooring||Staticworx ShadowFX Carpet|
|Antistatic with standard footwear||Yes||Yes|
|No wax option||Yes||Yes|
|Easy rolling of chairs||Yes||No|
|Permanent static control properties: Lifetime warranty||Yes||Yes|
|Access floor compatible||Yes||Yes|
|Non glare surface||Yes||Yes|
|Low odor installation||Yes||Yes|
|Meets Indoor Air Quality Standard 1350||Yes||Yes|
|Lint free surface: will not trap particles||Yes||No|
Staticworx recognizes the unique ESD prevention challenges presented by Flight control areas.
Our technical team is happy to help answer any questions regarding the right specification for flight control areas. Please call us 617-923-2000.
Other applications can include:
Engineering labs, government data centers (National Archives, IRS, SSA, NSA, FBI, etc.), war rooms, communications centers and military base electronics labs.
Government personnel can buy direct from Staticworx® and take advantage of free shipping within the continental United States by:
1. Call 617-923-2000
2. Email our Federal Sales Director, click here to email Dave.
Approximately 70% of anti-static and ESD floors installed in end-user environments such as emergency dispatch centers are improperly specified. This article will help you comply with appropriate standards and meet the expected standard of care.
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What You Need to Know about Anti Static Flooring for Telecommunication Areas & Public Safety Emergency 911 Communications Rooms:
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Comparison of static dissipative carpet with conductive carpet
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.