The Protection of Electrostatic Discharge Susceptible Items Flooring Systems Resistive Characterization
|Publication Date:||1 September 2020|
This document is intended for testing flooring systems used for grounding personnel and equipment in areas engaged in working with ESD sensitive items. The resistances measured here are from the flooring system's top surface to its groundable point (or the ground reference) and from top surface to top surface locations. This document provides a method for measuring the resistance of flooring systems with resistance greater than 1.0 x 104 ohms and less than 1.0 x 109 ohms.
Use of this document or the procedures defined herein does not apply to facilities where ordnance, flammables, or explosives are stored or handled. For these concerns, refer to ASTM F150.
This document is intended to be used for the resistive characterization of flooring systems used for controlling electrostatic charge. It also provides test methods for the qualification of flooring systems before installation or application and test methods for acceptance of flooring systems after installation or application.