Mission-critical spaces like flight control towers or power plants require flooring with dissipative and antistatic properties as a priority, though buyers should remember that successful performance depends upon proper substrate preparation.
Epoxy and urethane floor coatings are low maintenance materials that resist impact damage, abrasions and mildew infestation.
Anti-static epoxy flooring is highly resilient, withstanding heavy foot traffic, spillages and other forms of wear and tear with ease. Furthermore, its easy maintenance makes this an attractive addition to any indoor setting.
Anti-static epoxy floor coating provides numerous advantages for equipment, stock, and staff, the primary one being protection from electrostatic discharge. This occurs when static electricity builds up, leading to sparks that ignite on contact and burn whatever surfaces they come into contact with – potentially leading to serious damage if this spark touches sensitive electronic components or flammable materials such as paper.
Georg Simon Ohm was the first to demonstrate that electrical currents pass more easily through conductive materials than through insulate ones, which is why floors are classified according to how conductive they are – those providing less resistance are considered more conductive while those providing greater resistance are considered dissipative.
To make an epoxy coating anti-static, carbon particles must be added for lower conductivity and then sealed over with a protective urethane coating that resists chemicals and abrasion damage. For optimal performance of an anti-static floor coating it’s vital that all individuals walking on it wear ESD shoes that will ensure any charges they generate will safely ground out.
2. Ease of Cleaning
Epoxy floors offer many advantages over concrete when it comes to resisting heat damage, foot traffic or chemical spills, and scratching resistance – ideal for commercial and industrial environments such as warehouse buildings, showrooms and manufacturing spaces while keeping an attractive appearance. Anti-static flooring especially can withstand the heavy loads experienced within these environments while maintaining a professional appearance.
Anti-static epoxy floors offer several distinct advantages over their counterparts, the main one being their ability to dissipate static electricity and thus lowering risk of injury to people or damage to goods, equipment or stock caused by electrostatic discharge. They’re particularly helpful in medical settings with electronic medical equipment being utilized. Furthermore, anti-static floors also reduce fire risks from flammable substances that might ignite due to static electricity discharge.
To maximize the potential of anti-static epoxy floors, it’s essential to establish an ongoing cleaning and maintenance program. This involves taking steps such as clearing away furniture that could leave residue behind as well as using an approved cleaner such as Simple Green or ElectraClean.
Mopping or soft deck brush are great ways to use these products, followed by rinsing with clean water when finished. In order to keep floors swept or vacuumed regularly and walls, cabinets, and ceilings clean if your facility is vulnerable to moisture; otherwise it could damage coatings that result in costly replacement costs.
When selecting an epoxy flooring system for their business, there can be many choices in terms of colour and texture. But more specific performance criteria must also be taken into account – especially for businesses specializing in manufacturing sensitive electronic components.
Static electricity poses serious danger in environments with sensitive equipment, including circuit boards and microchips, delicate equipment such as cameras and printers, or delicate sensors such as sensors that read weather information. Even small amounts can damage circuit boards, microchips and delicate equipment as well as result in fire or explosion risks for sites dealing with flammable materials like sugar, grain and pharmaceutical pill powders – putting lives in jeopardy.
Anti-static resin floors provide an ideal surface to work on in environments prone to static electricity, making cleaning easy while being hardwearing and durable. Plus, an anti-static resin floor looks fantastic over time without discolouration!
There are various anti-static options available depending on their resistance to electricity. These range from conductive floors that permit electricity to pass through at a controlled pace through dissipative and insulative floors.
One of the most advanced options available to businesses today is Trazcon’s ESD flooring system, which combines carbon particles and an industry-leading epoxy coating, creating an ESD flooring product with high electrical resistance ratings of between 1x106O RE and 10x106O RE, ideal for applications including 911 centers, file server rooms and electronic manufacturing.
Anti-static floors reduce both injury to workers and equipment damage as well as fires and explosions caused by static discharge, potentially saving you significant sums on repair bills or replacing goods damaged in an explosion.
Electrostatic charges typically don’t pose serious health threats – usually under 3,500 volts – but in certain environments they can be deadly. Electrostatic discharge can damage sensitive electronics and chemicals, start fires or cause sudden explosions that could end in disaster unless properly managed with anti-static epoxy floor coatings to mitigate any risks that arise from electrostatic charges.
Static control epoxy flooring is constructed using specialty conductive materials like carbon and graphite particles to effectively transfer static charges between people and an earthing point – thus preventing harmful static levels from building up. Furthermore, these flooring options have low odor levels, non-slip surfaces and easy cleaning solutions making them great for static control applications.
Static control resin flooring is ideal for use in industrial and commercial settings where electronic components are regularly utilized or stored, such as factories, engineering/production areas, material testing zones, automotive facilities and air traffic control rooms/hospitals. Furthermore, AtEx zones may benefit from using static control resin flooring due to protection provided from flammable liquids/gases/vapours as well as clouds of dust which makes this an essential choice when handling electronic components, medical equipment or chemicals in factories.