Other common names are anti static flooring, static flooring, conductive tile, static resistant flooring, non-static flooring, and grounded floors. It is specifically designed to control static discharge in sensitive areas and to protect sensitive equipment such a cleanrooms, operating theaters and the electronics industry.
Protect Against Static Electricity
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 Surface Solutions 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.