Why are antistatic flooring systems important?
There are many reasons why an antistatic flooring system may be needed. When it comes to many manufacturing and industrial processes there can be a build up of static electricity. This static electricity can cause a risk to both the workers and the equipment which they use.
In certain industrial environments, the attraction or adhesion of dust may present a problem. In areas where volatile gases, powders or liquids are processed, stray electric currents are undesirable and potentially dangerous. In areas where sensitive electrical devices are manufactured, electrostatic discharges may damage these components.
Each of these areas will have requirements for statically controlled floors.
Consequences of Static Charges
The main consequences of static charge build-up are the risks surrounding workers and machinery. It is vital that if the statically controlled flooring is needed, it is professionally installed by flooring contractors with experience in that type of flooring system.
One of the less obvious consequences of static charge build-up is the cleaning problems which arise. This is especially prominent where materials, such as powder may adhere to the floor surface. Such situations may be created in instances where resin installed onto old concrete does not take into account the reduction of static controlled properties of that ground floor concrete.
Certain environments may call for the control of electrostatic build up to be achieved by a number of measures which support the use of a static controlled floor finish. This may include the use of wrist straps, specialist footwear, static controlled chairs, tables and work wear.
How it works – A Step by Step Insight
Step 1 – Coating Priming
Step 2 – Copper Tapes
Step 3 – Conductive Primer
Step 4- Anti Static Self Smoothing Topping
This is just a short step by step guide to give you more information about how out static controlled flooring systems are installed.