Why ESD Fabric?
What is Static Electricity?
Static electricity is formed by the contact of two conductive or insulating materials and then by separating or forming friction. Between the substances in contact with each other, the electron is transferred along the contact surface. If these two substances are separated from each other, the excess of electrons in one (negative charge) and the other in the electron (positive load) occurs. These two separate charges attract one another and wish to compensate for the difference in charge and discharge by making the arc (spark) along a layer which is insulating, such as the air in between. This arc formation can be very dangerous in some environments.
Areas Where Static Electricity Is Dangerous
Very easily or easily flammable liquids (Class I and Class II) with the spark generated by static electricity, the flash point (eg petrol – 40 to – 46 degrees) is too low to cause fire due to ignition.
The molds suspended in the air can reach a certain density and the explosions may explode with sufficient oxygen and spark. Products made of coal and coal, food products, metals and alloys, rubber or plastic, wood products, textile products, medicines, pesticides may generate explosive dust. Silos, warehouses, dust collectors and ducts, crushers, dryers, ovens, mixers, conveyors, filters are the instruments that produce intense explosive dust. Static electricity can be very dangerous in the presence of explosive dust.
Electronic circuits and circuit elements operate under certain voltages. Voltage values above operating ranges can damage electronic circuits and circuit elements. In the event that the static electricity accumulated in the human body is discharged over the circuit, the circuit may be subject to high voltage and may be disrupted.
What is ESD Fabric?
Carbon fibers, which are placed at certain intervals during the weaving of the antistatic fabric, pass over static electricity generated in the human body and clothing and prevent the accumulation of static electricity. This prevents sparks from sudden static electricity discharges. It is important to use Antistatic (ESD / Electrostatic Discharge) Cloth in environments where there is flammable gas and liquids, in environments with explosive dust, in contact with sensitive electronic circuits, to protect human health and to prevent material damage.