Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) flooring projects are usually made from dissipative or conductive flooring systems.
Dissipative systems prevent the build-up of static charge before it can become harmful. The material used for coating, surfacing, or flooring effectively dissipates electrostatic charge from individuals who walk across the floor.
A more reliable anti-static system is conductive, which entails installing a copper grid and conductive layer underneath the floor to direct static electricity to an earthing point.
ESD flooring is made from a combination of materials alongside industrial resin so that it can dissipate or conduct an electric charge.
Electrostatic discharge can damage sensitive equipment such as electronic components, rendering them completely useless. Businesses involved in producing or assembling electronic equipment would need anti-static floors to prevent static damage from ruining electrical products.
In certain industrial sectors, anti-static flooring is mandatory in order to comply with basic UK Health and Safety regulations such as chemical manufacturers and businesses that use flammable chemicals or materials.
Other sectors that may benefit from an anti-static industrial resin floor include:
Even if testing the electrical resistance of your floor isn’t mandatory, there are still many benefits to placing anti-static flooring in busy/high-traffic areas.
The benefits of anti-static flooring include:
A floor can be made from conductive materials and still generate enough static shock to damage electronic devices. The right ESD flooring system will depend upon your industry’s standards for electrical resistance, the demands and constraints of your environment and your specific problems with static.
If you would like some help with your anti-static flooring project, we would be more than happy to help. Contact our trusted industrial flooring contractors today.