How to Protect Your Workplace From ESD

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ESD (or Electro Static Discharge) can do some serious damage. It is a result of the buildup of electrostatic charge on your body or clothing. The ESD occurs when differently-charged objects are brought close together or when the dielectric between them breaks down, often creating a visible spark. Electrostatic discharges can damage an electronic component at any stage of its production or application if not controlled.


Preventing ESD

ESD can harm electronic components in your device so precautions should be taken before installing any options such as memory, hard disk, etc. Careless handling of electronics is the primary reason for ESD-related failures. ESD can occur in many environments relating to the electronics industry through either Tribocharging or Electrostatic induction. Hence, there's a need to protect ESD sensitive items.

All electronic components or ESD sensitive items should be kept in their antistatic container or packaging at all times during storage or transportation, until they're ready for installation. Before handling any sensitive electronic option or component, ESD wrist straps should be used. These straps should be in direct contact with the user's skin. If they're unavailable, operators should first touch a grounded metal object in order to discharge themselves. 


How We Can Help

MBT (Modern Building Technologies Technical Services) offers excellent flooring solutions, for all environments. MBT is passionate about solutions that make a difference. This can be for hospitals, commercial & residential areas, schools, sports clubs, and more, in the UAE. 

Among the many flooring variants that we provide, are anti-static flooring solutions. These offer protection against electrostatic discharge. This is useful for many industries. These floors lead electro-static discharge into the ground. This creates a safe environment for static-sensitive machinery and equipment. Therefore, this type of flooring is often used in hospitals, communication centres and computer rooms.

There are two main categories we provide for this:

Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is a synthetic flooring material. It’s durable, affordable and easy to install. One major advantage of vinyl flooring, is its water resistance. If installed properly, it’s completely waterproof. Vinyl is commonly confused with other types of flooring such as linoleum and laminate flooring. Both of those options, also have their perks. But neither is waterproof, as is vinyl flooring.

Epoxy Flooring

Today, epoxy flooring is a standard trend in industrial and commercial buildings. The name comes from its basic components, the epoxy resins. This flooring is commonly used over concrete subfloors. It gives a regular concrete floor, the glossy look that makes it look elegant and attractive. This is another durable option. It’s designed to endure high traffic, and heavy loads, for a long period.


Why work with MBT?

We have worked with numerous reputable organizations, all over the UAE and beyond. Over the years, we’ve gathered ample experience via numerous projects.  So, you know you can trust us with your work. No sweat.  

We also offer the following flooring solutions in the UAE:

•    Vinyl / Linoleum Flooring
•    Parquets / Wood Composite
•    Carpets Tiles
•    Polyurethane based flooring
•    Rubber Flooring
•    PVC Flooring
•    WPC Decking

MBT provides all sorts of building materials for your personal or business project needs. We hope this article was helpful. If you liked it, you can always read more.

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