Electrostatics – Part 4-7: Standard test methods for specific applications – Ionization
|Publication Date:||1 January 2010|
|ICS Code (Other standards related to thermodynamics):||17.200.99|
|ICS Code (Electrical engineering in general):||29.020|
This part of IEC 61340 provides test methods and procedures for evaluating and selecting air ionization equipment and systems (ionizers).
This standard establishes measurement techniques, under specified conditions, to determine offset voltage (ion balance) and discharge (charge neutralization) time for ionizers.
This standard does not include measurements of electromagnetic interference (EMI), or uses of ionizers in connection with ordnance, flammables, explosive items or electrically initiated explosive devices.
As contained in this standard, the test methods and test conditions may be used by manufacturers of ionizers to provide performance data describing their products. Users of ionizers are urged to modify the test methods and test conditions for their specific application in order to qualify ionizers for use, or to make periodic verifications of ionizer performance (refer to ESD SP3.3). The user will need to decide the extent of the data required for each application.