Voltage Protection Matting for
Electrical Safety

Voltage Protection Matting for Electrical Safety

Switchboard Matting from the electrical experts at StaticWorx

StaticWorx Switchboard rubber matting protects workers from electrical shocks generated by high-voltage equipment, such as fuse boxes, control panels, generators, and transformers.

Unlike other StaticWorx products, our Switchboard mats are not conductive. The matting is insulative – with no static control properties. Insulative mats, designed for safety, inhibit the flow of electricity from high-voltage equipment and prevent transfer of electricity to workers.

Our Switchboard matting meets ANSI ASTM D-178, and has dielectric resistance to 30,000 volts.

Engineer standing on rubber matting in front of a control panel

What is dielectric strength?

According to Science Direct:

Dielectric strength is defined as the electrical strength of an insulating material. In a sufficiently strong electric field the insulating properties of an insulator breaks down allowing flow of charge. Dielectric strength is measured as the maximum voltage required to produce a dielectric breakdown through a material.

Switchboard Matting: Military-Grade

StaticWorx Switchboard Matting is also available in military specification grade MIL-DTL-15562, used by the U.S. Navy.

Military Electrical-Grade Vinyl Switchboard Matting

Military electrical-grade switchboard matting is manufactured with a combination of flame retardants and smoke suppressants to meet stringent flame and smoke density standards required for MIL-DTL-15562G specification. StaticWorx Mil Grade Matting is approved for use by all subordinates of the Department of Defense, including the U.S. Navy.

Why StaticWorx?

StaticWorx understands electricity. The StaticWorx management team has over forty years of experience working with conductive and non-conductive matting from both rubber and vinyl. Our manufacturing team tests every production batch to confirm the margin of safety and we permanently imprint test results on the back of every Switchboard mat.

Verified for Dialectric Resistance to 30,000 VAC

StaticWorx Switchboard matting is verified for dielectric resistance to 30,000 VAC per ASTM D-178. Our manufacturing team performs extreme testing on every production batch to confirm that our formula delivers a higher margin of safety. Matting is branded on back per ASTM specification.

ASTM D-178

If you are located in the U.S., the standard for electrical switchboard matting is ANSI/ASTM D-178. This Quality Standard set up by the American Society for Testing and Materials assesses the quality of switchboard matting and issues certificates of compliance.

When you purchase ASTM D-178-marked switchboard matting, you get fully compliant, high-performing, quality electrical insulating mats.

ASTM D178 – 19:Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Matting

Key Benefits

Insulative

Insulative mats inhibit the flow of electricity generated by high-voltage devices

Protects Workers

Current can leak from high-voltage equipment, putting workers at risk of dangerous electrical shock. Switchboard matting insulates them, stopping the transfer of electricity.

Safe for use around high-voltage equipment

  • Meets safety standards for use around high-voltage equipment
  • Interrupts electrical path to ground

Insulative

Insulative mats inhibit the flow of electricity generated by high-voltage devices

Protects Workers

Current can leak from high-voltage equipment, putting workers at risk of dangerous electrical shock. Switchboard matting insulates them, stopping the transfer of electricity.

Safe for use around high-voltage equipment

  • Meets safety standards for use around high-voltage equipment
  • Interrupts electrical path to ground

High-performance

Dielectric resistance to 30,000 volts

Meets Industry Standards

  • Complies with ANSI/ASTM D-178
  • ASTM test results permanently imprinted on back of mats

Heavily Tested

Our manufacturing team tests every production batch to confirm margin of safety

Available in military-grade

StaticWorx military-grade switchboard matting is approved for use by all subordinates of the Department of Defense, including the U.S. Navy.

High-performance

Dielectric resistance to 30,000 volts

Meets Industry Standards

  • Complies with ANSI/ASTM D-178
  • ASTM test results permanently imprinted on back of mats

Heavily Tested

Our manufacturing team tests every production batch to confirm margin of safety

Available in military-grade

StaticWorx military-grade switchboard matting is approved for use by all subordinates of the Department of Defense, including the U.S. Navy.

Applications

Information and Downloads

  • Switchboard Specifications
  • Switchboard Military Grade Specifications

Product SpecificationSwitchboard Type 1,
Class 1 and 2
Switchboard Type 2,
Class 1 and 2
Durometer Hardness
Shore A (±5)
6582
Tensile Strength (min)717 psi
4.9 MPa
688 psi
4.7 MPa
Elongation % (min)250250
Volume Swell 24hrs
in IRM Oil No. 2 % (max)
-40
Flame Resistance After 30 Seconds-0.5"
Temperature Range-22 - +176 °F
-30 - +80 °C
-22 - +212 °F
-30 - +100 °C
ColorBlackBlack
Top FinishRibbedRibbed
Bottom FinishSmooth or FabricSmooth or Fabric
Roll Dimensions: Width24"/60.9 cm
30"/76.2 cm
36"/91.4 cm
48"/121.9 cm
24"/60.9 cm
30"/76.2 cm
36"/91.4 cm
48"/121.9 cm
Roll Dimensions: Thickness3/16"1/4"

Product SpecificationSwitchboard Type 1Switchboard Type 2Switchboard Type 3
Thickness1/8" (3.2 mm)1/8" (3.2 mm)3/16" (4.8 mm)
Durometer95 ± 575 (min)65 (min)
Tensile Strength (initial)800 psi (5.5 MPa)800 psi (5.5 MPa)800 psi (5.5 MPa)
Ultimate Elongation (min)75%100%100%
Permanent Set (max)25%25%25%
Dielectric Test Voltage30,000 VAC30,000 VAC30,000 VAC
Proof Tested15,000 VAC15,000 VAC15,000 VAC
Recommended Maximum Use Voltage3,000 VAC3,000 VAC3,000 VAC
Dimensional Stability0.02 in/ft (0.17 cm/m) ±0.25 in/ft (2.10 cm/m) ±0.25 in/ft (2.10 cm/m) ±
Resistance After Sulfuric
Acid Immersion
PassPassPass
Resistance After Oxygen
Bomb Aging
PassPassPass
Resistance After Light AgingPassPassPass
Surface FinishSmooth MarbleizedSmoothRaised Diamond Plate
Surface Gloss Level50--
Back FinishStippleStippleTextured Cloth Impression
CutSheetRunnerMat/Runner
ColorBeige, Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Terra CottaBeige, Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Terra CottaBeige, Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Terra Cotta
Roll Size (W x L)36" x 75'
(91.4 cm x 22.9 m)
36" x 75'
(91.4 cm x 22.9 m)
36" x 75'
(91.4 cm x 22.9 m)

Further Reading

The property of “insulation” refers to a material’s ability to store as opposed to conduct electrical current… An insulator is the opposite of a conductor. 

Regular—non-ESD—floors are insulative. Insulative materials stop or resist the flow of electricity, and cannot be grounded. With no pathway to ground, static charges stay in place, on the surface of the floor.

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Rubber Flooring Products

StaticWorx launched EclipseEC (Electrically Conductive) rubber in 2010 - the industry’s only fault-tolerant, low-charging ESD floor. EclipseEC won the prestigious Seal of Approval from ESD Journal as the only product suitable for Class-0 ESD (electrostatic discharge) applications. It was also recognized by MIT Laboratories as the only product that inhibits static generation regardless of footwear. And it was voted a top, money-saving product by Buildings.

 

EclipseEC Rubber - our flagship, award-winning line of rubber flooring - is often the preferred choice of architects, contractors and facility managers for cleanrooms, labs, and electronics manufacturing and handling facilities, as well as 24/7 operations such as server rooms, hospitals, data and critical call centers, schools, and more.

 

With our EclipseGF – Glue Free – EC Rubber, we saw an opportunity to prevent problems with high vapor concrete and to address fast-track construction. EclipseGF rubber use the same high-performance base material as our award-winning EclipseEC rubber tiles and provides all the same benefits–with the added advantage of being glue free and moisture resistant.

 

Like any resilient flooring material, standard Eclipse rubber requires pre-installation testing of subfloors for vapor, buckets of glue, troweling or spraying, clean-up, curing times, and possible downtime. This can present problems for companies with fast-track projects or those that can’t afford to shut down. With EclipseGF you get a fast, clean installation. And you can bypass vapor testing with EclipseGF.

 

Designed for world class environments, StaticWorx SD is an attractive hammered rubber product, available in four colors that would please the most discerning architect or designer.

 

Tough, yet visually appealing, StaticWorx SD Rubber flooring is perfect for hospitals, recovery rooms, universities, schools, emergency response centers, labs, conference rooms and anywhere comfort, performance and durability are needed. Static generation is less than 100 volts according to ESD STM 97.2 (tested with conductive shoes).

 

Our StatLock interlocking SD rubber tiles, made from 100% recycled and up to 91% post-consumer rubber, are our greenest ESD floor tile to date. Durable enough for heavy-duty environments, StatLock interlocking rubber, with inherent static-control characteristics, is an excellent choice for temporary or transitional spaces. No need to rely on your landlord to take care of your ESD flooring needs. Simply carry the static-dissipative tiles to your location, zip together quickly and efficiently, then unlock and carry out when you’re finished. Best of all StatLock interlocking ESD rubber provides long wear and exceptional value for people searching for a low cost, high performance static-safe floor.

 

StaticWorx GroundCom Conductive Matting provides anti-static and anti-fatigue protection in environments where personnel, equipment, and products are at risk of injury or damage from static charges.

 

Manufactured from PVC engineered vinyl, StaticWorx GroundCom Conductive mats consist of a highly conductive cap film bonded to a non-conductive base. Homogeneous distribution of carbon black and proprietary polymers provide a continuous and permanent “conductive” path-to-ground.

 

Static-control Properties

 

All Staticworx black conductive matting is tested per ANSI/ESD STM7. 1 and measures in the optimal electrical rating range of 10E4 to 10E6.

 

StaticWorx Switchboard rubber matting protects workers from electrical shocks generated by high-voltage equipment, such as fuse boxes, control panels, generators, and transformers.

 

Unlike other StaticWorx products, our Switchboard mats are not conductive. The matting is insulative – with no static control properties. Insulative mats, designed for safety, inhibit the flow of electricity from high-voltage equipment and prevent transfer of electricity to workers.

 

Our Switchboard matting meets ANSI ASTM D-178, and has dielectric resistance to 30,000 volts.

 

AisleSafe is the only floor runner and matting on the market that has received The ESD Journal Seal of approval for static-control walking surfaces suitable for class-0 device handling. Attractive and durable, this ESD-safe runner is ideal as a static-free bridge between EPAs ( ESD-protected – or safe – areas.) It can be used as runner, floor mat, or even as permanent flooring material.

 

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StaticWorx high-performance static-control floors protect electronic components, explosives, and high-speed computers from damage caused by static electricity. ESD flooring is part of a system. Choices should always be based on objective, researched evidence. When you partner with us, we look at all possible items that may need to integrate with the floor, and, focusing on your goals and objectives, help you find the right floor for your application.

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StaticWorx high-performance static-control floors protect electronic components, explosives, and high-speed computers from damage caused by static electricity. ESD flooring is part of a system. Choices should always be based on objective, researched evidence. When you partner with us, we look at all possible items that may need to integrate with the floor, and, focusing on your goals and objectives, help you find the right floor for your application.

Flooring Products

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The FAA has updated its standard for facilities and electronic equipment. StaticWorx meets all requirements for ESD flooring.

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The FAA has updated its standard for facilities and electronic equipment. StaticWorx meets all requirements for ESD flooring.

Flooring Products

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The FAA has updated its standard for facilities and electronic equipment. StaticWorx meets all requirements for ESD flooring.

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