Applying & Successfully Earthing Anti Static Resin Flooring…

It wasn’t long ago that we blogged about our range of anti static floor finishes, but as we’ve recently completed a couple more anti static projects we thought we would re-visit & in particular focus on how the flooring system can be earthed.

The image below shows our standard practice with the wires of the earthing cable splayed out & connected to the grid. 

We said in our earlier blog that Ucrete MF40AS was by far our most popular anti static flooring system, this has again been proven to be the case, as it was used in both of the recently completed projects. One project was specified by ourselves & the other by the client.

Back at the end of August we completed the above project for a food packaging company. The window to carry out the works was fairly tight with the company experiencing high demand & not wanting to lose production time.

The work was scheduled over a bank holiday period with an area of around 800 square metres prepared, primed, laid & jointed ready for use on the Tuesday morning. We pride ourselves on our rapid industrial flooring services, offering fast track products & minimal downtime to our clients.

On the image below you can see how the copper tapes have been connected directly to this RSJ, not our usual method of connecting to earth but we always liaise with site electricians on the install & were told that these were excellent earthing points.

earthing point

Our second recently completed project was for a new data centre. The data hall, shown below, will contain banks of servers. With each server containing untold amounts of important data it is essential that the sensitive components are protected from any possible static electric discharge by the new data centre flooring.    

These applications are similar to that of any other resin floor, but with the addition of grid of copper tapes is sandwiched between the primer layer and the body coat of the system. It is this grid that is connected to the earthing point.

Ucrete MF40AS is a heavy duty flowable resin finish with a matt finish which exhibits good slip resistance, perfect for most dry areas. For more challenging anti static applications that require an even heavier duty system, or increased slip or heat resistance, then Ucrete UD100 AS could be applied.

If you have a need for an anti static or ESD floor finish, or would like more information on these or any of our products please get in touch.

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