Protection of Electrostatic Discharge Susceptible Items Grounding
|Publication Date:||1 January 2019|
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This standard applies to bonding and grounding for the prevention of ESD in an EPA. The procedures, materials, and techniques specified in this standard may not be applicable for grounding of electrical sources operating at frequencies above 400 Hz. Electrically initiated explosive devices and hazardous areas with flammable atmospheres may require additional considerations that may not be adequately covered by these requirements.
This standard specifies the parameters, materials, equipment, and test procedures necessary to choose, establish, verify and maintain an Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control grounding system for use within an ESD Protected Area (EPA) for protection of ESD susceptible items. This standard also specifies the criteria for establishing ESD bonding for the protection of ESD susceptible items in field service or other remote operations.