National Static Electricity Day
January 9th is national static electricity day and StaticSmart®️ by Julie Industries, Inc. is proud to celebrate! Since 1976 we’ve been helping Architects, Designers, Flooring Contractors, and End Users solve problems caused by static electricity.
Here are 9 fast facts about static electricity:
- Simple movements like sliding out of a chair, or walking across a floor, can produce enough static electricity to damage electronic equipment.
- Most static is discharged through the hands.
- An electrostatic discharge as low as 10 volts can be enough to cause damage or loss of data in sophisticated electronic equipment and devices.
- Laser printers in an office use static to attract the ink or toner to the paper.
- The static discharges as soon as the person comes in contact with another object, like a computer keyboard, that is capable of accepting this charge.
- A kV rating indicates how much static electricity could be generated by walking on a specific floor covering.
- The electrical resistance of a floor covering is measured in Ohms, and indicates how quickly and completely an existing static electric charge can be safely removed to a ground point.
- Knowing a floor covering’s electrical resistance is the ONLY way to determine how quickly and completely an existing electrostatic charge on a person can be eliminated or dissipated to ground. Lower resistance means faster electrostatic charge elimination.
- Most people cannot detect an electrostatic discharge until it has reached a minimum of 3,500 volts.
At StaticSmart, our ESD Flooring is meant for government facilities, electronics manufacturers, commercial offices, broadcast studios, public safety facilities, and mission-critical utilities.
Protect yourself and your business from damage caused by ESD by purchasing a properly grounded static control floor from StaticSmart.
If you have questions about specifying static control flooring – feel free to contact a StaticSmart representative at 800-225-6052 or email [email protected].