An ESD floor can be a solution for companies in sensitive industries such as electronics, pharmaceuticals or medical. In such industries, equipment and personnel are likely to be exposed to electrostatic discharges (ESD).
These electrostatic discharges can lead to equipment failure and damage, which can ultimately lead to high costs and unnecessary downtime. One solution to this is to install an ESD floor.
With an ESD floor, you also prevent electrostatic discharges from being transmitted to people. So you create a safe workplace for your staff. Check out the possibilities for a new ESD floor for your company immediately.
An ESD floor is a special floor covering designed to prevent and control the accumulation of electrostatic charges. The floor consists of several layers, including a conductive or dissipative layer, a grounding system and a protective top layer.
This dissipates the electrostatic charge to the ground and prevents it from building up on the surface of the floor. For example, for cleanrooms, hospitals, laboratories and manufacturing plants, ESD floors can be the ideal solution to create a safe working environment.
Looking at the characteristics of an ESD floor, we see that they excel not only in terms of anti-static properties. Thus, they are also an ideal choice for companies looking for a durable and low-maintenance floor, among other things.
ESD floors are characterized mainly because of their anti-static properties. However, they are not only for this reason a frequently chosen flooring solution for companies. Therefore, below we will elaborate on the main features of anti-static flooring.
The anti-static properties of an ESD floor are essential for preventing electrostatic discharges.
A conductive or dissipative layer in the floor covering dissipates electrostatic charge to the ground, reducing the risk of discharges and damage to equipment.
During the EX zone determination and layout, such needs surface and it is mapped out whether an ESD floor is required.
The grounding system of an ESD floor must have sufficient capacity to dissipate the electrostatic charge to the ground.
This should take into account the size of the room and the amount of electronic equipment used in the room.
In terms of durability, you are always in the right place with an ESD floor. After all, ESD floors are made to withstand heavy loads.
Among other things, the floors are resistant to scratches, dents and chemicals, so they last a long time without getting damaged. Add ICM Projects’ liners & create instant order and safety on the shop floor.
In general, ESD floors are easy to maintain to ensure optimal performance. It is mainly important to regularly clean and inspect the floor for any damage to prevent the floor from losing its performance.
The main benefit of an ESD floor is that it increases safety in the workplace. After all, electrostatic discharges can be very dangerous, especially in environments where sensitive electronics are handled. By choosing an ESD floor, you significantly reduce the risk of electrostatic discharges.
Another benefit of an ESD floor is that it extends the life of the electronics present.
Indeed, electrostatic discharges can damage sensitive electronics components, leading to high repair costs and/or equipment replacement. An ESD floor helps prevent these problems.
In addition, an ESD floor is durable and easy to maintain. The floors are resistant to wear, stains and chemicals and have a long life. An added benefit is that ESD floors are easy to clean, ensuring a hygienic work environment.
There are a number of important things that a good ESD floor must meet. The conditions relate not only to the ESD floor, but also to the surface on which it is placed. Below we will discuss the conditions with you:
It is very important that an ESD floor is properly installed and that the substrate meets all conditions to provide optimal protection against electrostatic discharges. In addition to these conditions, ATEX guidelines and standards must also be taken into account.
ICM Projects’ ESD floors meet the following standards and certifications:
|NEN EN 1081||Resilient floor coverings – Determination of electrical resistance.(it must be < 106 Ω for explosive substances(rspg))|
|NEN EN IEC 61340-5-1||Protection of electronic devices against electrostatic phenomena – General requirements Meets for resistance from floor to ground|
|NEN EN IEC 61340-4-1||Measurement method for electrical resistance from floor to ground:(Rgp) < 109 Ω|
|NEN EN IEC 61340-4-5||Measurement method for electrical resistance of for the person charge in Volts (Walking test): < 100 V and the system (floor/shoe/person) to ground: (Rgp) < 109 Ω|
|NEN EN 1010:2007 + C1 2008||Safety regulations for low-voltage installations At voltages < 500 V, resistance to ground (Rgp) > 5 x 104 Ω|
In terms of technical properties, our ESD floors meet the following:
|Chemical resistance||EN ISO 2812-3|
|Rigidity||FSC-waarde NTA 7909:2003|
|Rigidity||NEN 7909:2015 (tribometer)|
|Firmness: R-value||DIN 51130 & BGR 181|
|Wear resistance: Taber value||DIN 53754|
|Wear resistance: BCA test||EN 13892-4|
|Fire class||NEN EN 13501-1|
An ESD floor is especially suitable for companies where electronics are used and/or produced. Think for example of the electronics industry, laboratories, clean rooms, hospitals, aircraft industry and production companies that produce sensitive electronics. Press the link for more information on what exactly ATEX zones are.
But ESD flooring can also be a solution in other environments where electrostatic discharges can be dangerous, such as explosive environments.
A big advantage here is that ESD floors can be fully customized to the specific needs for your company.
The price of an ESD floor depends on several factors, such as the surface area and the desired characteristics of the floor. In general, ESD floors are more expensive than regular floors because of the specialized materials and installation techniques required.
Because of the various factors that go into determining the price of an ESD floor, we cannot give a concrete answer about the exact cost. However, we can give you an idea of the average price of an ESD floor:
|Surface area of the ESD floor||Average ESD floor price per m2||Average ESD floor price per m2 (including installation)|
Depending on the specific needs and requirements an ESD floor must meet, the price can vary quite a bit. Therefore, feel free to request a quote from us for your desired ESD floor. We will take into account your specific needs and requirements.
Moreover, we can advise you on which ESD floor best suits your company and help you make an informed choice for the highest explosion safety in the workplace. This will ensure that you purchase the right floor that meets all your requirements.
If you’re ready to perform, you’ve come to the right place at ICM Projects. With our high quality industrial floors you offer your company a good basis for high work performance. Are you ready to perform
Purchasing a company floor does not happen overnight. A good floor is only the basis for high work performance if you and your colleagues function optimally in it. For that simple reason, CEO Joost van Hulst makes sure every project runs smoothly every day. We get to the bottom of things for our clients. From administrative offices to hospitals. Ready to perform? The floor is yours.