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How to Choose the Right ESD Floor?

ESD flooring is an effective method of controlling the static discharge, which can cause significant damage, injury, and economic loss, in addition to meeting the latest EOS / ESD 20202007 recommendations, combustible storage and processing, and ammunition areas. There are several terms that vendors sometimes misuse to describe static levels of control. The conductive floor is not the same as the static dissipative floor.

Conductive floor coverings are floor coverings with low BVG (Body Voltage Generation) values ‚Äč‚Äčthat provide a high level of protection for your products, while electrostatic dissipative floor coverings are designed for applications where static discharge control is required, but the resistance of the floor is not the case is necessary. be as low as the conductive floors. Similarly, the term “antistatic floor” differs in that it helps eliminate static electricity by providing a controlled low resistance.

CONCRETE MOISTURE

Most of the ESD floor failures that occur are due to high levels of moisture and alkalinity in the subsurface. The humidity should not exceed 3 pounds per 1000 square feet per 24 hours.

MAINTENANCE

The cost of repairing and maintaining an ESD floor should also be taken into account. Static dissipative vinyl flooring is the most expensive and difficult to maintain because of the high cost of polishing. Susceptibility to stains.

SELECTION OF APPLICATOR

Always estimate a supplier’s probity before purchasing ESD flooring. An applicator with many years of successful service can be more stable than a new venture. Make sure your ESD floor is installed by a trained and certified contractor who is experienced in identifying and understanding the conditions of the floor and has the training and experience to make the right decision considering your needs and budget.