EPA RESOURCES

LEARNING ABOUT ESD

Whether you are new to static control or want to refresh your knowledge, our series of guides are designed to help you navigate the requirements and best practice within your application.

Part 1
ESD Protected Work Area

What is electrostatic discharge?  What can you do to prevent electrostatic discharge in your work area?

Part 2
Setting Up A Typical EPA

How can you prepare for the ESD protected work area? What equipment should you use within your EPA?

Part 3
Choosing the Right ESD Glove

What should you consider when choosing gloves? When should you use ESD protected gloves?

Part 4
Choosing the Right Matting

How do antistatic mats work? What types of mat are there? What is the right mat for my application?

Part 5
Choosing the Right ESD Bag

Why does choosing the right ESD bag matter? What’s the difference between Antistatic and Static Shielding?

Part 6
Dry Packaging of SMDs

Why is dry packaging needed? What damage can be caused by not protecting your Surface Mounted Devices?

TYPICAL EPA WORKSTATION

Click on the diagram below for an interactive PDF highlighting a variety of ESD protective equipment found within a typical EPA.

INSTALLATION AND USAGE GUIDES

Knowing how to use equipment is critical within your EPA. Improper use can lead to ineffective protection which can, in turn, lead to components getting damaged. Use these guides to help you understand your equipment a little better.

INTERLOCKING ESD FLOOR
TILES

Installation Guide

This clear and thorough guide helps with the installation of both styles of Interlocking ESD Floor Tiles.

HOW TO
USE SILICA DESICCANTS

User Guide

This guide helps inform users the uses of silica gel desiccants as well as understanding a bit more about them.

HOW TO USE SPLICE TOOLS & ACCESSORIES

User Guide

This straightforward guide looks at what splice products we stock and step-by-step guides on how to use them.

GENERAL CLEANROOM RESOURCES

General resources which are free to use within your EPA. The clear, easy to follow style makes them easy to print out and display for all EPA workers.

A GUIDE TO USING HEEL GROUNDERS

This step-by-step graphic shows you how to apply our heel grounders and can be used for all heel grounders found on our website.

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