ASTM-F150 Standard Test Method for Electrical Resistance of Conductive and Static Dissipative Resilient Flooring

ASTM-F150 - 2006 R18 EDITION - CURRENT
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Standard Test Method for Electrical Resistance of Conductive and Static Dissipative Resilient Flooring
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Scope

1.1 This test method covers the determination of electrical conductance or resistance of resilient flooring either in tile or sheet form, for applications such as hospitals, computer rooms, clean rooms, access flooring, munition plants, or any other environment concerning personnel-generated static electricity.

1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Significance and Use

4.1 Conductive and static dissipative floors (static control flooring) serve as a convenient means of electrically connecting persons and objects together to prevent the accumulation of electrostatic charges. A static control floor is specified on the basis of controlled resistance values. The surface of the floor provides a path of moderate electrical conductivity between all persons and equipment making contact with the floor to prevent the accumulation of dangerous electrostatic charges. Static control footwear will need to be used in conjunction with the floor for the floor to perform effectively with personnel.

4.2 The resistance of some flooring materials change with age. Floors of such materials should have an initial resistance low enough or high enough to permit increase or decrease in resistance with age without exceeding the limits prescribed in the product specifications.

Keywords

conductive; electrodes; electrostatic charge; flooring; ground; megohm meter; resistance; static dissipative;; ICS Number Code 97.150 (Floor coverings)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

15.04 (Soaps and Other Detergents; Polishes; Leather; Resilient Floor Coverings)

To find similar documents by classification:

59.080.60 (Textile floor coverings)

97.150 (Non-textile floor coverings Textile floor coverings, see 59.080.60)

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Document Number

ASTM-F150-06(2018)

Revision Level

2006 R18 EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

Reapproval

Publication Date

Oct. 1, 2018

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

4 pages

Committee Number

F06.20