Static electricity is created by two materials rubbing together, and seeks a path to ground — often through the human body or through sensitive, conductive equipment. The best way to eliminate these risks is to create a static-dissipative environment. ErgoDeck ESD – a comprehensive flooring solution – offers the best defense. Used over conductive sub-flooring, ErgoDeck ESD is your best defense against fatigue and static shock that could compromise the quality of your products. Made of a proprietary TPO/Carbon blend, the ESD properties are throughout the entire tile. No snaps or additional grounding is necessary when used over conductive flooring. Positive interlocks stay secure, ensuring areas of any size are protected When installed wall-to-wall, ramps and corners aren’t necessary. For transition areas use ErgoDeck’s standard, universal ramps
|Type||Anti-Fatigue ESD Flooring|
|Customization Level||C3 - Full Custom (Length, Width, Shape)|
|Solid or Drainage||Solid|
|Compound||Carbon impregnated TPO|
See an example of how Wearwell puts together their part numbers.
|Part Number||Description||Color||Thickness||Dimensions||Stock Part||UOM|
|557.78x18x18BK-CS10||ErgoDeck ESD||Black||7/8"||18" x 18"||Yes||CS-10|
|Property||Test / Result|
|Flammability||MVSS 302 / 'A'; Rating|
|Taber Abrasion||ASTM D 3884 / 1% loss|
|Temperature Range||0 to 120 F|
|Coefficient of Friction||ASTM F1677 / Dry: COF = .65 / Wet: COF = .42|
|Compression Deflection||ASTM D575-91 / 4.84%|
|Tear Strength||Not Available|
|ESD Rating||EOS/ESD S7.1: 1x10^6-1x10^10|
|Dielectric Strength||Not Available|
|Bleach Solution (10% Dilute)||NT||B||B||C||C||C|
|Brake Fluid (Silicone Based)||U||A||B||A||B||B|
|Chlorine Solution (3% Dilute)||C||A||B||C||C||C|
|Cutting Fluid (Mineral Oil Based)||U||B||B||B||C||D|
|Hydraulic Oil (Petroleum)||U||A||B||D||D||D|
|Hydrochloric Acid Cole (37% Dilute)||U||C||C||B||B||B|
|Lindol (Hydraulic Fluid)||NT||U||NT||U||U||U|
|Transmission Fluid (Type A)||U||B||A||C||U||U|
A: From a technical point of view, the answer is to confirm the OHM rating required by your application, then choose the product that meets your required OHM rating. Conductive products have a lower OHM rating. That means that there is less resistance and therefore, conductive products will allow static electricity to ground out faster than a static dissipative product, which has a higher OHM rating, and therefore higher resistance.
A: An OHM is a unit of measure that defines electrical resistance between two points. The lower the OHM reading the lower the resistance to electricity passing through and therefore the faster electricity can pass through to ground. There is a specific range of OHM ratings that define the difference between a conductive product and a static dissipative product. Choose the product which has an OHM rating that meets the requirements of your application.
A: ESD (Electrostatic discharge) is the sudden flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects caused by contact. ESD is the cause for that annoying "zap" you get when you reach for a metal door handle. Your body and clothing accumulate static electricity. That static electricity desperately wants to reach a ground point. ESD matting and flooring is intended to prevent unintentional discharges of static electricity by creating a path to ground through your body and out through the mat or floor for static electricity that is accumulated in your body and clothing.
A: To allow the flow of electricity to reach a ground source, a heel strap must be worn if the operator is wearing non-conductive soled shoes.
A: No, because monitors vary so there may be a slight variance in the color. If color choice is critical, we suggest that you order a sample. Due to manufacturing processes and material dye lots, color can vary, but our products fall within an industry-standard acceptable variation.