What is meant by ESD protection? What is a static discharge? How do you prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD)? In this article I review esd protection equipment and basics to understand the materials likely to cause static in your work environment.
Have you ever wondered if there are instructions for either “how to use” or “where to connect” an anti static wrist strap to ground yourself? In this article I show how to use wrist straps with their grounding cables so that you can properly ground yourself to an electrical outlet.
Since ESD smocks contain carbon, they potentially are floating conductors if they are not grounded. Methods used to ground someone wearing an ESD Smock so that they are not an isolated floating conductor are reviewed.
Is an ESD Smock static shielding? If you have ever been told you need to wear an “anti static” or “ESD” smock or lab coat for ESD protection this article is for you. In this article, I review the static shielding properties of ESD Smocks and how to connect them to an anti static wrist strap.
We regularly get asked about washing instructions for ESD smocks. Usually, the question is something like “how many times can I wash my smock” before I need to buy a new one? In this article, I briefly summarize the best practices for washing and re-using anything labeled an “anti static” or “ESD” smock.
We often hear our customers say they want to “de-ionize” or “ionize” air flow to protect their workstations from static electricity. In this article, I explain how ESD air ionizing technologies work, and the difference between using alternating current and direct current ionizing technology.