FAQ: What is a mission-critical environment in the context of ESD flooring?

ShadowFX carpet installed at the Rocky Hill Police Department in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
ShadowFX carpet installed at the Rocky Hill Police Department in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

Mission-critical electronics represent equipment and systems used in a variety of sectors involving tasks that that must never be compromised or rendered inoperable.

These environments usually involve 24/7 operations where the electronic systems monitor and enable critical functions, ranging from responding to emergency calls in a 9-1-1 police dispatch center to operating the command and controls of a nuclear power plant.

Electrostatic discharge is a well-documented problem in the assembly, repair, and operation of electronic systems. The installation of static-control (ESD) flooring in mission-critical environments is a standard operating procedure in the construction of data centers, control rooms, emergency public safety operations, flight control areas, and numerous other electronic environments where continuous operation is an absolute requirement.

ShadowFX carpet installed at the Rocky Hill Police Department in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
ShadowFX carpet installed at the Rocky Hill Police Department in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

 

Mission-critical electronics represent equipment and systems used in a variety of sectors involving tasks that that must never be compromised or rendered inoperable.

These environments usually involve 24/7 operations where the electronic systems monitor and enable critical functions, ranging from responding to emergency calls in a 9-1-1 police dispatch center to operating the command and controls of a nuclear power plant.

Electrostatic discharge is a well-documented problem in the assembly, repair, and operation of electronic systems. The installation of static-control (ESD) flooring in mission-critical environments is a standard operating procedure in the construction of data centers, control rooms, emergency public safety operations, flight control areas, and numerous other electronic environments where continuous operation is an absolute requirement.

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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.