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Static control is the common term used for the implementation of measures to lessen the effects of static electricity.
In any workplace where electrical equipment is in use, there is a risk of static electricity being created.
In this white paper we will look at the basic rules all organizations should follow for static protection, tips on creating an Electrostatic Protection Area (EPA), how to safely transport electrically charged products, measures for implementing static control in the workplace and why educating staff on the dangers and using authorised electrostatic survey consultants is highly recommended.
What is Static Control?
Static electricity is, put simply, electricity at rest. Static electricity is caused when there is an imbalance between non-conductive insulators of electricity, such as plastics, becoming negatively or positively charged.
Copper does not gain or lose electrons, which is why it is ideal for the use of conducting electricity. Plastic on the other hand is generally a poor conductor so it is relatively easy for it to charge with friction or heat, for example.
Static Control Implementation
There are a number of active and passive ways in which companies can implement static control. Popular methods include removing or neutralizing static electricity via induction, as well as ensuring that all electrics and machinery used are well grounded to help lessen the risk of high electrical charges.
Find answers on:
- Basic Rules for Static Protection
- How to create an Electrostatic Protective Area
- How to transport Electro Static Sensitive Components
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