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 dissipative floors are commonly defined as those providing resistance to earth within the range 106 – <109Ω. In basic terms, dissipative floors are often required to protect process equipment or production items from damage resulting from static discharge. These floors, often in conjunction with specialist footwear, are designed to dissipate static charge to earth quicker than it can build up, thus avoiding the risk of discharge from a person or moving object to sensitive equipment/products.
Therefore, they are often most suitable for;
- Electronics factories
- Data Centres
- Aerospace facilities
- Automotive facilities
- Operating theatres
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 dissipative systems require an earthed copper strip matrix to be installed below the conductive layer.
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