What does ESD flooring stand for?
ESD Flooring stands for Electrostatic Discharge. ESD is a grounded, static dissipative floor or conductive floor covering having an electrical resistance between 2.5 x 104 to 1.0 x 109 Ohms.
Why use ESD flooring?
StaticSmart’s flooring is ideal for workplaces wherever computers, electronics, or sophisticated electronics systems. Our ESD flooring is ideal because it prevents operational failures such as dropped calls, system outages, etc. which cost hundreds of millions of dollars annually in lost productivity and outright product failures.
StaticSmart’s ESD flooring is commonly used inside air traffic control towers, electronics manufacturing facilities, computer labs, hospitals, and radio stations.
ESD Flooring is designed to prevent and remove static electric charges where sophisticated electronics systems are operated, manufactured, assembled, or repaired.
What is antistatic flooring?
Static control flooring requirements vary greatly between industries and applications. Therefore StaticSmart has engineered three levels of anti-static flooring protection. By offering anti-static flooring with different levels of static control protection we help businesses, government agencies, architects, engineers, designers, and contractors select the right carpet or tile flooring for their needs.
Static electricity is first generated when a person is walking across the floor of a room. The static electricity continues to build. As soon as the person comes n contact with another object, the static is discharged. For example, a computer keyboard is capable of accepting this charge because static electricity always seeks the path of least resistance.
Static electricity is first discharged through one’s hands. Simple movements like sliding out of a chair across the floor at work, or walking across a floor, can produce enough static electricity to damage equipment. Until it has reached a minimum of 3,500 volts, electrostatic discharge can not be detected.
Anuradha Bhagwat’s TedED video below sheds light on the science of static electricity.
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