Having issues with static electricity at your facility? Electro-static dissipative flooring can help! Arizona Epoxy System has years of experience as a professional ESD flooring installer in Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Denver. Give us a call today at 480-423-7390 for a free ESD flooring estimate in Phoenix & Tempe Arizona, Salt Lake City Utah, and Denver Colorado.
Arizona Epoxy Systems can satisfy a wide range of the electro-static discharge needs found in many sensitive facilities. Our line includes both ESD and conductive industrial concrete flooring options. These state-of-the-art resinous floor systems are designed to specifically demonstrate consistent ESD and conductive properties, over a period of time, in accordance with ESD Association guidelines. Our range of top end flooring and coatings offers much more than typical ESD tile or carpet.
How Does Static Electricity Get Into Our Facility?
Depending on the type of clothes we wear, our bodies can generate up to 30k volts of static electricity. The static shock is a result of an electron imbalance.
This is a very small amount of electricity but even a small amount can be potentially dangerous when working around sensitive electronics or flammable gasses.
Does Static Resistant Vinyl Flooring Work?
Some vinyl flooring types say they are static resistant but they do not remove the static electricity that is already built up. Only ESD flooring can drain the static energy from the room completely.
If you are using vinyl flooring, there is still a chance that the electricity can arc and ignite flammable gasses and damage electronics.
ESD floors or Electrostatic flooring facilities the flow of static electricity to the ground point.
Different Types Of Electrostatic Flooring:
There are 2 different types of electrostatic flooring coatings to protect your facility from static electricity.
EC Electrostatic Conductive
These types of coverings discharge electricity quicker than vinyl flooring. EC floor coatings are mainly used in environments that are less controlled. Although, can also be used in environments that are controlled like explosive manufacturing and assembly areas.
ESD Electrostatic Static Dissipative
These types of coverings are most used in environments that are controlled and are above 40% humidity. Areas of application include computer areas, operating theaters, and instrument control rooms.
Where Does The Discharged Electricity Go?
Both types of ESD flooring are applied directly on cement subfloors. Concrete isn’t a great conductor of electricity, ESD coatings need to be applied while also using conductive adhesives that can drain the discharge to the ground.
Copper or aluminum tape is applied underneath the floor covering and then taken to the ground point. 2 ground points are built just in case one of them ever fails. For wider areas there are multiple points ever 20 m2 or so.
The ground points are simply copper or aluminum strips that are embedded in the adhesive and connected to the ground (usually a electrical box or pipe)
If you do need your flooring sealed, there are conductive sealers that can be used if needed.
Electrostatic Flooring Coating Installers
Arizona Epoxy System has years of experience as a professional ESD flooring installer in Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Denver.
Our static control epoxy flooring coating is a hygienic surface system that is seamless and easily cleaned and decontaminated. These durable finishes are highly resistant to chemicals, solvents and are also stain resistant. We also offer slip-resistance and the flooring won’t need waxing or special cleaners to maintain the floor’s ESD or conductive properties.
Worried About Static Electricity In Your Facility?
If you’re worried about discharging of electricity in your facility then ESD floor coatings may be right for you. Arizona Epoxy Systems offers top quality performance that few other electro-static dissipative floor coverings can match. We will provide a beautiful, long-lasting, cost effective finish every time.