Tag: EPA

The role of ESD lab coats and Smocks in the ESD Protected Areas

Most people tend to believe that if a person is wearing a wrist strap, an ESD Lab Coat or smock is redundant. This is due to the belief that any charge on the person or their clothes would find its way to ground via… Continue Reading “The role of ESD lab coats and Smocks in the ESD Protected Areas”

3 Tips for Fighting ESD

As electronic technology advances, electronic circuitry gets progressively smaller. As the size of components is reduced, so is the microscopic spacing of insulators and circuits within them, increasing their sensitivity to ESD. Industry experts estimate that average electronics product losses due to static discharge… Continue Reading “3 Tips for Fighting ESD”

8 Steps to IEC 61340-5-1 Compliance

To become compliant to IEC 61340-5-1:2016 an organisation must develop and write an “ESD control program plan”. In today’s blog, we review the 8 requirements outlined in IEC 61340-5-1:2016 for a compliant ESD Control Plan. Per IEC 61340-5-1:2016, Section 5.2.1 “The plan is the principal… Continue Reading “8 Steps to IEC 61340-5-1 Compliance”

3 Steps In Fighting ESD

So far we’ve learned what ESD is and why ESD Protected Areas are so important. In today’s post, we want to equip you with 3 simple tactics to protect your ESD sensitive items. It’s easier than you think! ESD Protection is a Requirement!As electronic technology advances, electronic… Continue Reading “3 Steps In Fighting ESD”

What you need to set-up an ESD Protected Area

As we discovered last week, an ESD Protected Area (EPA) is a defined space where all surfaces, objects, people and ESD Sensitive Devices (ESDS) are kept at the same potential. Simple, right? Not necessarily, sometimes it is easier said than done as every company’s… Continue Reading “What you need to set-up an ESD Protected Area”

What is an ESD Protected Area (EPA) and why is it essential in controlling ESD?

An Example of an ESD Protected Area (EPA)

In a previous post, we talked about ESD: what it is, what types of ESD damage there are and what costly effects ESD can have. Missed it? Catch-up here. In this post we will start to uncover how we control ESD, but where to start?… Continue Reading “What is an ESD Protected Area (EPA) and why is it essential in controlling ESD?”