ESD Flooring

ANSI/ESD S20.20 now requires the Operator Walking Test (ANSI/ESD STM97.1) and conformance to Operator Resistance Measurements (ANSI/ESD STM97.2) for product qualification of flooring / footwear systems for grounding personnel. What is the importance of the Walking Test? It is necessary to qualify the Footwear / Flooring personnel grounding system for certification to ANSI/ESD S20.20. It…

Read more The New Footwear/Flooring Systems Requirements of ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014

If using ESD flooring for a flooring / footwear personnel grounding system (or a possibility in the future), we recommend conductive flooring. A “Conductive ESD Floor” is defined by ANSI/ESD S7.1 (the flooring standard) as a floor that measures <1.0 x 106 ohm Rtg. The ANSI/ESD S20.20 standard states that an ESD floor must measure…

Read more Conductive vs. Dissipative Floors

Using a current limiting resistor in the ground cord is the user’s choice; however, the resistor is not for ESD control purposes. The ESD Association standard for grounding is ANSI/ESD S6.1. ANSI/ESD S6.1 recommends a hard ground (no resistor), but allows the use of a current limiting resistor in the mat’s ground cord. “The grounding…

Read more Resistors in Mat Ground Cords

Low-VOC Meets CARB and other regional VOC requirements 23% Solids – 2 Coat System Reduces labor needed for initial install and on-going maintenance of the floor Better Hardness vs. Leading Competition ASTM Standard D2134.93 Resists wear in order to maintain ESD performance longer UL Listed for Slip Resistance Tested by Underwriters Laboratory to their slip…

Read more New Statguard® Low-VOC Floor Finish

> by Rick Cardinale, Bird Electronic Bird Electronic, founded in 1942 by J. Raymond Bird, soon became a leader in radio frequency instrumentation. Today, Bird also has moved into digital instrumentation test equipment. With the development of digital instrumentation came the increased need for controls to prevent ESD events. Improving ESD protection has been an…

Read more Reducing Floor Maintenance Costs while Improving ESD Performance