ESD flooring is required to protect most types of electronics parts, which are ultra-sensitive to static electricity.
FAQ: How do you test an ESD floor?
To ensure they meet pertinent standards, ESD floors are tested for electrical resistance and static generation. Resistance is measured with an ohmmeter, following either ASTM F150 or ANSI/ESD STM 7.1, by placing two 5 pound probes 3 feet apart on the floor, and applying 10 volts of electricity. Static generation is tested using a volt meter, following ANSI/ESD STM 97.2, and measures the static generated when a person wearing a certain type of footwear walks in a pattern on the floor.
To see a resistance test demo, watch this video.
Watch this video to see a body voltage test.
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