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Static Discharge in the Workplace: Solving Problems in the Real World In our bimonthly Static Talk podcasts – hosted by Staticworx president, Dave Long – we discuss pertinent issues related to static control flooring as well as how to minimize damage to electronic equipment due to static discharge in the workplace. While discussions focus on static control flooring, we also address related issues such as why flooring installations sometimes fail; the reasons to beware of moisture in concrete subfloors; how to qualify and test static control flooring – and other questions frequently raised by architects, contractors, and end-user clients.

Static Discharge in the Workplace: Solving Problems in the Real World In our bimonthly Static Talk podcasts – hosted by Staticworx president, Dave Long – we discuss pertinent issues related to static control flooring as well as how to minimize damage to electronic equipment due to static discharge in the workplace. While discussions focus on static control flooring, we also address related issues such as why flooring installations sometimes fail; the reasons to beware of moisture in concrete subfloors; how to qualify and test static control flooring – and other questions frequently raised by architects, contractors, and end-user clients.
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Static Discharge in the Workplace: Solving Problems in the Real World In our bimonthly Static Talk podcasts – hosted by Staticworx president, Dave Long – we discuss pertinent issues related to static control flooring as well as how to minimize damage to electronic equipment due to static discharge in the workplace. While discussions focus on static control flooring, we also address related issues such as why flooring installations sometimes fail; the reasons to beware of moisture in concrete subfloors; how to qualify and test static control flooring – and other questions frequently raised by architects, contractors, and end-user clients.

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Episodes

Hidden Costs of Flooring Installations (Part I) – Vapor in the Concrete

5/19/2019
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Moisture or vapor in the concrete subfloor can cause your floor to fail, resulting in serious costs down the line – in some cases, vacating the premises and installing a new floor. People often assume, falsely, that in arid climates, moisture is non-existent. In this podcast, Dave and Rick discuss what happens when people fail to do their due diligence (perform moisture tests or ignore readings), and offers advice on how to avoid costly problems. The post Static Talks (Ep #5): Hidden Costs...

Duration:00:10:08

How to Avoid Problems When Installing ESD flooring Over Existing Surfaces

5/5/2019
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New floors are typically installed over the following pre-existing surfaces: VCT (vinyl composition tile), VAT (vinyl asbestos tile), or coatings over concrete. While it is possible and sometimes preferable to install a new floor directly over an old surface, a number of steps should be taken to ensure that the new floor does not fail. The steps including destructive testing to determine whether the bond between the existing surface and subfloor (or existing surfaces) is intact and exactly...

Duration:00:14:44

Why Resistance Tests Alone Are Not Enough to Properly Qualify An ESD Floor

4/21/2019
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How can you predict whether an ESD flooring material will perform in your workspace? What tests should you do to qualify the floor & why does it matter how the tests are performed? In 2014, ESD standard S20.20 changed to include point-to-point and system resistance tests as well as walking body voltage tests. Learn why these tests matter, what they entail, how to perform the tests properly, and why it’s crucial to evaluate the flooring-footwear combination. Dave Long, president of...

Duration:00:15:22

Why Do You Recommend Static-dissipative Flooring For Some Applications & Conductive For Others?

4/8/2019
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Have you ever wondered why we recommend static-dissipative flooring for some applications and conductive for others? Shouldn't both types of flooring work for any application? No, because electrical standards vary by industry. In episode 2 of Static Talks, Dave and Rick discuss the technical difference between static-dissipative and conductive floors. Standards for flight towers, communications facilities and other end-user applications require flooring with electrical resistance measuring...

Duration:00:15:06

Avoid Failures: Installing Static-control Flooring Over Concrete

3/21/2019
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Moisture problems are the #1 cause of failed flooring installations. Often the result of aquifers or other environmental conditions, moisture may be invisible. So how do you know if you have a moisture problem? How do you fix the problem? What happens if you choose to ignore moisture readings? If you’re in a 24/7 operational facility, such as a call or data center, a police station, a flight tower or other critical space, how do you solve a moisture problem – adhesive breakdown, for example...

Duration:00:15:04