When the risk of static build up is critical to the protection of employees, processes and products, CONICA has the perfect answer. However, the selection of the correct flooring material requires confirmation from a building owner regarding the level of resistance to earth required. This ultimately means that there is no generic right or wrong answer as to whether dissipative or conductive flooring is the correct choice, as project specific parameters will be the defining factors (e.g. humidity levels and control, footwear used etc).
ESD conductive floors are commonly defined as those providing resistance to earth within the range 104 – <106Ω. In basic terms, conductive floors are often required in areas where any risk of a spark or electrical discharge could cause a fire or explosion. These floors, often in conjunction with specialist footwear, are designed to provide very low levels of resistance to earth so that static, even at very low levels is quickly and safely dissipated.
Therefore, they are often most suitable for;
- Explosive and weapons factories
- Powder processing areas
- Gas processing areas
- Chemical production areas
- Pharmaceutical production facilities
However, it is essential to always check and agree the specific site requirements before choosing an appropriate product.
To ensure consistent and reliable resistance to earth, all CONICA conductive systems require an earthed copper strip matrix to be installed below the conductive layer.
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