ESD flooring is required to protect most types of electronics parts, which are ultra-sensitive to static electricity.
FAQ: Do we need ESD chairs for when people sit down and take their feet off the floor?
A recent ASHRAE study identified standing from a chair, removing a sweater as a significant generator of static charges. In mission-critical operations that use static-sensitive electronic systems, ESD chairs are highly recommended to inhibit static generation. Using wrist straps in these spaces is impractical and unenforceable. In spaces like FAA flight towers, dispatch operations, 9-1-1 call centers and control rooms, the ESD chair provides a very effective leakage path to bring static charges to the ESD floor, where they are dissipated to ground. The ideal preventive measure in these applications is a static-control chair in combination with static-control flooring.
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