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Most static-control specifications over-emphasize the descriptors “conductive” and “static dissipative.” The terms are simply that: descriptors – and should not be used to specify ESD flooring. Flooring specifications should be based on measured resistance and charge generation, as indicated by ANSI/ESD S20.20 and tested according to STM 7.1 (resistance) and 97.2 (charge generation).
How the floor performs with whatever types of footwear will be worn in the space – i.e., whether or not performance relies on the use of special ESD footwear— should also be taken into account. Vinyl flooring, for instance, cannot prevent static unless everyone in the space wears ESD footwear. Rubber, on the other hand, is inherently anti-static, meaning ESD rubber will inhibit static regardless of the footwear used in the space.
This is particularly important in end-user spaces like PSAPs, FAA flight towers, banks, and other mission critical spaces, because in these environments people do not wear special static free shoes; they wear ordinary footwear.
While SD and EC vinyl and epoxy work well when in combination with static control footwear, they actually generate static on ordinary footwear. If people in mission-critical spaces don’t wear special footwear, why specify a floor that won’t prevent static under the conditions it needs to work?
At one time, resistance was the cornerstone of static control programs. Today, floors are qualified based on a combination of resistance and charge generation measured on people wearing all types of footwear to be used in the space.
With a typical resistance of 1.5 X 10 E5, the grounding properties of Eclipse (EC and GF) rubber fall into the resistance sweet spot – a resistance range that meets standards for any electronics or explosives handling application. At 1.5 x 10E5, the floor drains charges at a controlled rate without being overly conductive.
At 1.5 x 10E5, Eclipse is an ideal option for stringent applications like Class-0 ESD-sensitive device handling, as well as electronics manufacturing and handling areas (EPAs), cleanrooms and labs.
Eclipse rubber is NASA-approved. It is an extreme low-generating ESD flooring material, with no outgassing. Can be installed as sheet or tile in operational spaces with no downtime.
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 the ESD Journal as the only product suitable for Class-0 ESD (electrostatic discharge) applications. Independent laboratory research has found EC rubber to be the only product that inhibits static generation regardless of footwear. And it was voted a top, money-saving product by Buildings Magazine.
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.
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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The FAA has updated its standard for facilities and electronic equipment. StaticWorx meets all requirements for ESD flooring.
Unless otherwise stated, standards referenced are the most up-to-date versions.