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Static charges, the evil villain of technology


Static charges, the evil villain of technology

We all heard about a static-shock, where you touch someone or something and get a small shock? For some of us, it’s a game, rubbing your feet or hands-on material to ‘charge’ up the shock ready to get the next person that walks in. 

It may be fun and games at times but when it comes to technology, static is the evil villain of the comic. When it comes to technology, static can melt or vaporize the tiny parts causing the device to fail, just walking across a rug can produce a static electricity voltage of up to 12,000 volts!

But don't worry DCTUK are here to save the day with Anti-Static (ESD) Flooring.

How do we get a static build up?

Static electricity is caused by a process called triboelectrification. This occurs when two different materials rub together. One of the materials becomes positively charged; the other becomes negatively charged. The positively-charged material now has an electrostatic charge. 

Expona Flow Cosmos

How does ESD Flooring work?

ESD Vinyl flooring is a static dissipative or conductive flooring system designed for use in areas where components or individuals need to be protected from the risk of electrostatic damage. This means the static build up a person is transferred to the floor and stops damage to the technology.  

Altro Walkway 20 SD
Altro Walkway 20 SD

Where would you lay ESD Flooring?

ESD vinyl flooring is ideal for laboratories, computer suites and electronic assembly areas. Any area where there is electrical technology which is susceptible to static should have ESD flooring.

Did you Know?

Here at DCTUK, we have specialist fitters for fitting ESD vinyl flooring. We offer our bespoke installation service for orders of over 50m2 and call upon our team of expert fitters to make sure you achieve that professional finish every time.

Need a fitting? Drop us a line on 0345 222 1544, or fill out our fitting form.