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ESD flooring and footwear

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Rfredericks

#44460

ESD flooring and footwear | 10 October, 2006

Hello, I've ran into information claiming that ESD dissipative floor mats and laminate is not effective unless paired with ESD footwear or heel straps. Can anyone confirm or deny? Thanks! -OtheRuss

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Rob

#44463

ESD flooring and footwear | 11 October, 2006

Correct.

Remember, you need the charge to flow to earth from yourself, the heel strap/conductive shoes etc. facilitate this, otherwise you would stay charged no matter how good the floor was.

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#44466

ESD flooring and footwear | 11 October, 2006

Rob is right. ESD flooring is "Conductive" which means it can drain ESD from the body. But if you have an insulated shoe, it does not good, the ESD remains on the body.

Now if you wear a smock, then you can rub ballons in your hair and touch any product you want........ just kidding. I love to stir the smock pot!

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RDR

#44469

ESD flooring and footwear | 11 October, 2006

Dissipative flooring is not really "conductive" so to speak. what it does is (supposedly)dissipate charge as it accumulates on the surface of mat. Does this mat have a ground lug on it? Responses are correct, unless you can get conductivity between operator and the mat and the mat to the floor it matters not, the mat will be in good shape but the mat does not handle the boards. haha

and yet anotheRuss

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#44478

ESD flooring and footwear | 11 October, 2006

Are you insinuating that smocks are, in fact, not magical electrical portals to a land of electron hopscotch and ice cream?

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