Electrostatic discharge (ESD) in flooring has been an industrial problem for centuries. Today, the problem of ESD is not only a significant cause of failure within the electronics industry, it also impacts productivity, product reliability, manufacturing profitability and safety throughout other industries, such as petroleum and chemical processing, explosives, textile and healthcare.
Many ESD-prevention products are used throughout industry. These include air ionizers, tote boxes, special packaging, wrist straps, footwear, table mats and flooring. Personnel grounding is usually accomplished by use of a wrist strap connected to a ground. However, this is not practical for mobile employees or for those who work in a standing position. Static control floors offer the most effective approach to implementing a comprehensive ESD-control system.
Static-control flooring types are divided into the following categories:
- Conductive flooring has a resistance of 2.5 x 104 to 106 ohms per 3 ft. It can drain a static charge of 5000 volts to zero in 0.05 seconds.
- Static dissipative flooring has a resistance of 106 to 109 ohm per 3 ft. It adds no static electricity to the environment and drains off a 5000 volt charge to zero in less than 0.2 seconds.
Epoxy Solutions™ identifies that every concrete surface is subject to unique operating and environmental conditions. We collaborate, with you the client, to gather all the necessary information and then combine that with our extensive years of experience to provide you with the best ‘tailor made’ solution for all your unique needs.
We will accurately specify the correct solutions for every environment. This means we are free to shop for the best possible materials at the best possible prices. Our goal is to install the right tailor made coating solution for your facility that will deliver untold years of trouble-free service.