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Access Floors

Overview:In the networked office, people, equipment and furniture are constantly being moved. That means moving access floor panels and carpet tiles. This can be a time consuming, labor intensive process.Access is easy and quick, panels can be removed simply without disturbing other panels or carpet.What are ESD Access Floors:Access floors, a raised floor (also raised flooring), is a type of floor used in office buildings (such as IT data centers) with a high requirement for servicing to ...
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Cleanrooms and Labs

Many facilities planners, concerned about contamination or potential scheduling delays, once dismissed the thought of installing electrostatic discharge (ESD) safe tile in operational clean spaces. Rather than risk tearing their buildings apart and losing valuable production time, many companies chose alternative methods to ESD flooring to be ANSI/ESD S20.20-1999 compliant. ESD industry control practices may include the combination of wrist straps, grounding cords, floor mats and “Faraday Cage” material handling protocols. Until recently, installing a new ESD ...
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Electronics Manufacturing

Numerous Static Dissipative and Static Conductive Options Exist for Electronics testing, Handling and Manufacturing.The resistance properties (ohms rating) of ESD floors are not the only important parameter.Ideal for: Circuit Board Manufacturing Semiconductor Fabs Electronic Testing Electronic Repair Computer System Building R&D Automated Assembly Areas Electronic Assembly Areas Automated Guided Vehicle Areas Surface Mount and Wave Solder Areas BGA Rework Box Build Wafer Fab Clean Rooms Labs Test and Repair...
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Explosives and Flammable Materials Handling

Overview:The essential properties required from a grounded conductive floor used in ammunition and explosives applications:The maximum resistance of a body, plus the resistance of the conductive shoes, plus the resistance of the conductive floor to the ground system shall not exceed 1,000,000 ohms total. (R1 (body) + R2 (shoes) + R3 to ground (Floor ) < 1 million ohms.)Example: if the floor's resistance to ground is 500,000 ohms then the sum of the resistance ...
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Mission Critical and Data Centers

The choice of anti static flooring for a mission critical / data center involves a number of considerations but, the single most important factor is the type of footwear people will be wearing while working in the data center. In most situations, footwear cannot be controlled in data centers. For this reason it is always recommended that you select your floor with the premise that the floor must prevent static regardless of the composition of the shoe soles ...
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