Many people do not know the difference between static dissipative and static conductive flooring.
order to understand
what makes these two floor coverings different, one needs to first understand what they are designed to
do, and why.
human body can generate up to 30 000 Volts in static electricity
depending on the type of clothing we wear, the type of upholstery we sit on or
floor coverings we walk on. The resulting discharge from the electron imbalance
when we touch a grounding source is often felt as a static shock when touching
another object. This energy discharge is problematic when working with
flammable gasses or sensitive electronic equipment, and the static charge needs
to be dissipated via ESD floor coverings or other ESD products, in a controlled
manner in order to avoid damage to equipment or people. From Dataweek.
ESD floor coverings
February 29, 2012