What is Anti-Static Flooring?
Electrical charges can have catastrophic consequences in static sensitive environments such as those in Electronics, Chemical, even Pharmaceutical and Healthcare facilities. Anti-static flooring from Gound 9 safeguards both sensitive electronic equipment and personnel from an electrostatic discharge (ESD). Anti-static flooring typically contains a conductive material that accumulates static electricity to drain or dissipate any potential static discharge and needs to be grounded or earthed.
Electrical components that are sensitive to an ESD include computers, mobile phones, tablets and television equipment; complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) chips found in CPUs and graphic cards; transistor-transistor logic (TTL) chips; metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFET); laser diodes (LD); high precision resistors and blue-light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
Anti-static flooring can also help in preventing explosions and fires when working with flammable material found in certain gases and liquids, helping to reduce the risk of costly damage to equipment and injury to personnel.
In addition, companies may also use anti-static mats, anti-static straps, anti-static bags, anti-static agents and anti-static garments to safeguard against ESDs