Static Auditing: ESD Protection

11 02 2011

Find out why you should consider static auditing, what the process involves, and where to find the best static auditors in the UK.

Companies, production facilities, or systems that rely heavily on an electrical current for the service they provide, should consider having a static control implemented.

What is Static Auditing?

Static auditing is an assessment of a production facility’s overall electrical performance – it aims to identify any faults in the system which could jeopardise the electrical current, or performance of the machines they are connected to.

It is important to identify these faults as soon as they occur or to prevent them from happening, so they do not cause further damage to the system, as this can put a strain on other electrical currents and make the whole mechanism less economical.

When an auditor comes in to check the system they will be looking for static areas – where the electricity is at rest.

Static electricity is caused when there is an imbalance between non-conductive insulators of electricity, becoming negatively or positively charged, and static control introduces a number of measures to help prevent this.

Static electricity discharge can be highly dangerous in industries dealing with flammable substances – such as factories.  If a small electrical spark occurred here then this has the potential to ignite explosives mixtures.

Removing or neutralising static electricity via induction is a common method of static control, as well as ensuring the electrics are well grounded so this acts as buffer.

Static Auditing in the UK

If you seek professional advice to help you implement static control apparatus then this prevents the need to get someone in to regularly check the electrical conduction.

Challenger Components have technical personnel who provide training following a pre-audit assessment of their system.  Or they can help implement new devices to passively safeguard the work space from electrostatic discharge – protecting the instruments, and the employees from a dangerous outcome.

Visit: www.challengercomponents.com for more information and to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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25 02 2011
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