Conductive floor

Conductive floor

A concrete floor deck with metal particles embedded in the surface to prevent sparking due to static electricity. Used to prevent explosions of gas in hospital operating rooms.
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Steve Allen, operations director, explains "As an electronics manufacturer the quality and integrity of our products is paramount and a conductive floor is an integral part of production.
Conductive floor and footwear system as primary protection against human body model ESD event.
Putting the wrong wax on a conductive floor may make it look nice, but will no doubt alter the performance.
Putting the wrong wax on a conductive floor will alter the performance.
In 1998, 20,000 square feet of conductive floor tile were installed in the main production area.
However, these studies have not been conducted under well-controlled conditions, such that it is difficult to conclude the situations in data centers which have well controlled environmental conditions and specific flooring (such as the effect of using a conductive floor relative to a nonconductive floor style).
Do you need a dissipative surface to accommodate a wide variety of users or a conductive floor where personnel will wear static-control footwear?
Flooring has to be installed anyway so the cost associated with a conductive floor verses an insulative floor is minor compared to continuing operational costs to sustain moisture levels.