Antistatic & ESD Flooring
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Commercial & Industrial Antistatic ESD Flooring
Ascoat are the Australian Electro Static Dissipative (ESD) flooring experts. Sometimes known as conductive floors, anti-static floors, static dissipative floors and static insulative floors, this field can be incredibly confusing, but as a market leader in the ESD flooring field, we bring an intimate knowledge of the various global standards and test methodology to guide you through the process.
Unparalleled ESD Flooring Expertise
As one of Australia’s leading ESD flooring applicators, we have an intimate knowledge of global standards and text methodology, and we continue to invest in this to ensure compliance requirements are met and our approach continues to set the industry standard.
We have a proven track record in the efficient and effective application of even the most technically challenging coating systems and are able to provide tailored solutions to suit your facility.
Our ESD flooring is:
Industrial & Commercial Flooring
Safe, Durable & Reliable ESD Floors
Our highly experienced ESD flooring applicators tackle large jobs efficiently, quickly, and properly.
See our portfolio of high-quality commercial and industrial flooring projects that we have completed for leading Australian businesses. From luxury car workshops and pharmaceutical laboratories to electronics manufacturing facilities, we deliver trusted advice, expert application and compliant outcomes for epoxy, resin and ESD flooring.
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ESD Flooring FAQs
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ESD flooring is a type of floor coating that controls the electrical resistance of the floor and prevents electrostatic discharge (ESD) that accumulates as people walk or touch objects, which can damage electronics and cause electrical system outages.
ESD floors employ conductive elements, such as carbon, graphite, or metal-coated particles, to create an electrical pathway from the surface to the ground, this in turn, protects the transfer of static electricity from damaging electrical equipment.
There are a variety of ESD flooring options including vinyl, carpet, and rubber. The big advantage of resin based ESD flooring is its greater suitability to environments that are subjected to even slightly more traffic than light foot traffic. If the environment receives forklift or even pallet traffic, the more robust nature of the resin ESD floor is the better choice due to its heavy-duty nature.
An epoxy antistatic ESD floor is repairable. However, careful consideration is required to assure the continuity of current in any repair. Ascoat can tackle any repairs, extensions or alterations of existing epoxy ESD flooring.
Depending on the technology in use, some limitations exist with available colours due to issues relating with pigment and certain conductive ingredients in the coatings system. Typically, manufacturers opt for light to mid grey tones in this instance. Further, certain dark coloured ingredients in the epoxy ESD resin can be visible in the cured floor. Sometimes this can darken or otherwise influence the standard colour chosen.
Getting it wrong is not an easily rectified situation with ESD flooring. A floor that has been incorrectly installed will not comply with the required standard and may offer reduced or no ESD protection at all. It may even create an unintended hazard resulting in serious loss, damage, injury and even death to personnel. Ascoat has successfully installed compliant and assured ESD floors for decades. You’re in safe hands with Ascoat.
There are several ESD Standards. It can be very important to determine which standard the client needs to comply with. Choosing the wrong material may not comply or be documented to comply to that Standard.
In North America the following standards exist and can be specified locally:
- UFGS-09 97 23
- NFPA 77
- ASTM F 150
- ANSI/ESD S20.20
In Europe, the following can apply:
- DIN VDE 0100-600
- DIN EN IEC 62485-2
- DIN EN 14041
- DIN EN 1081
- IEC 61340-5-1
- ATEX 153 ED 99/92/EC (also known as ATEX 137)
- UK: DSEAR Regulations
- CH: IVSS-Broschure “Gasexplosionen” (No. 2032)
- IVSS-Broschure “Staubexplosionen” (No. 2044)
- AT: ExSV 1996
- DE: TRGS 727
In Asia, they typically follow SJ/T 10694-2006