ESD Standards and Test Methods

ESD Standards and Test Methods

Standards and Tests

Introduction

ESD Standards Industry standards and test methods provide verifiable metrics to help manufacturers, suppliers, and customers determine the quality and performance of ESD flooring materials. Adherence to standards reduces confusion in the marketplace, by ensuring that everyone uses the same parameters to manufacture and evaluate static-control products.

Learn More About ESD Standards Here (ESDA.org)

What You’ll Find in This Section

The standards and test methods included here pertain specifically to ESD floors and flooring materials. ANSI/ESD standards for wrist straps, for instance, are unrelated to ESD flooring, so we’ve left them out.

You’ll notice some variations in the standards. The telecom industry, FAA and ATIS set requirements for minimum resistance, for example, while ANSI/ESD S20.20 does not.

ESD-protective footwear-required in electronics manufacturing and handling environments-provide some degree of protection against electric shocks.

Under ESD Standards by Application, you’ll find a downloadable, at-a-glance chart, showing each standard with a list of applications that follow, or should follow, the parameters outlined in that standard.

Army Corp of Engineers

Army Corps of Engineers

Static-control flooring unified facilities guide specifications
Applies to: USACE / NAVFAC / AFCEC / NASA

Spec #: UFGS 09 62 38

Description: If the proper special footwear will not be worn on the static-control floor, a type of static-control flooring that provides very low static generation without special footwear should be specified. This type of flooring, such as static-control carpet, may be appropriate for mission critical areas such as 911 centers, call centers and air traffic control areas.

Specs

Conductive Vinyl Tile
Conductive vinyl tile must be a homogeneous vinyl product and conform to ASTM F1700. Provide electrical resistance from surface to surface and surface to ground between 25,000 ohms (2.5 x 10E4) and 1,000,000 ohms (1.0 x 10E6).

Conductive Rubber
Provide electrical resistance from surface to surface and surface to ground between 25,000 ohms (2.5 x 104) and 1,000,000 ohms (1.0 x 10E6).

Static-dissipative vinyl
Provide electrical resistance from surface to surface and surface to ground between 1,000,000 ohms (1.0 x 10E6) and 1,000,000,000 ohms (1.0 x 10E9).

Static-dissipative rubber
Provide electrical resistance from surface to surface and surface to ground between 1,000,000 ohms (1.0 x 10E6) and 1,000,000,000 ohms (1.0 x 10E9).

Static-control carpet
Provide electrical resistance from surface to surface and surface to ground between 25,000 ohms (2.5 x 10E4) and 100,000,000 ohms (1.0 x 10E8) ohms when tested in accordance with NFPA 99.

Charge Generation in Carpets

Charge Generation in Carpet

AATCC 134 Electrostatic Propensity of Carpets

This test method assesses the static-generating propensity of carpets developed when a person walks across them. This method uses controlled laboratory simulation of the conditions that may be encountered in use. The simulation is focused on the use of those conditions, which are known from experience to be strong contributors to excessive accumulation of static charges.

Data Centers

Best Practice Recommendations for Data Centers

IBM Data Center Recommendations: Use these guidelines to minimize static electricity buildup in your data center.

Floor covering material can contribute to buildup of high static electrical charges as a result of the motion of people, carts, and furniture in contact with the floor material. Abrupt discharge of the static charges causes discomfort to personnel and might cause malfunction of electronic equipment.

Static buildup and discharge can be minimized by:

  • Maintaining the relative humidity of the room within the server operating limits. Choose a control point that normally keeps the humidity between 35 percent and 60 percent. See the Air conditioning determination for further guidance.
  • Providing a conductive path to ground from a metallic raised floor structure including the metal panels.
  • Grounding the raised floor metallic support structure (stringer, pedestals) to building steel at several places within the room. The number of ground points is based on the size of the room. The larger the room, the more ground points are required.
  • Ensuring the maximum resistance for the flooring system is 2 x 10E10 ohms*, measured between the floor surface and the building (or an applicable ground reference). Flooring material with a lower resistance will further decrease static buildup and discharge. For safety, the floor covering and flooring system should provide a resistance of no less than 150 kilohms** when measured between any two points on the floor space 1 m (3 ft.) apart.
  • Maintenance of antistatic floor coverings (carpet and tile) should be in agreement with the individual supplier’s recommendations. Carpeted floor coverings must meet electrical conductivity requirements. Use only antistatic materials with low-propensity ratings.
  • Using ESD-resistant furniture with conductive casters to prevent static buildup.

* Staticworx recommends a resistance ceiling of 1.0 x 10E9 ohms, per ANSI/ESD S20.20 (with an optimal ceiling of 1.0 x 10E8). If a floor with an electrical resistance above 10E9 were to lose conductivity–due to its makeup or environmental factors such as dry air, dirt and debris–it could become too resistant to properly discharge static to ground.

** 150 kilohms is the same as 150,000 ohms (1.5 x 10E5)

Electronics Industry

Electronics Industry

ANSI/ESD S20.20–2014

ESD Association Standard for the Development of an Electrostatic Discharge Control Program for Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment (Excluding Electrically Initiated Explosive Devices). This standard provides administrative and technical requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an ESD Control Program.

For ESD flooring requirements, please see the relevant Standard Test Method.

For fundamentals on electrostatic discharge and further information on ESD standards, see: Fundamentals of Electrostatic Discharge.

CLASS-0 ELECTRONICS

Class-0 Electronic Devices

Class 0: Although standards organizations have not fully defined the term ESD Class 0 for manufacturing programs, the classification is widely used within the electronics industry to represent ultra-sensitive devices. While most companies are acutely aware of the hazards of ESD (electrostatic discharge), few are aware of best practices for preventing failures of today’s extremely sensitive devices often referred to as Class 0.

Floors for Class 0 applications must satisfy electrical resistance requirements in ANSI/ESD S20.20 and generate less than 20 volts of electrostatic current.

Point to Point, Point to Groundable Point, and Footwear/Flooring System: < 1.0 x 10E9

Charge Generation: < 20 volts

IEC 61340-5-1:2007

From IECEE.ORG: Electrostatics – Part 5-1: Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena – General requirements.

The purpose of this standard is to provide the administrative and technical requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an ESD control program …This [updated] version of IEC 61340-5-1 has been aligned with other major ESD control program standards used throughout the world.

Note: This is the European equivalent to ANSI/ESD S20.20

ESDA STM

ESDA Electronics Industry Standard Test Methods (STM)

ANSI/ESD STM7.1 – 2013 ESD Association Standard Test Method for the Protection of Electrostatic Discharge Susceptible Items – Floor Materials – Resistive Characterization of Materials

This standard test method provides procedures for measuring the electrical resistance of floor materials used for the control of electrostatic charge and discharge. It also provides test methods for the qualification of floor materials prior to their installation or application, as well as test methods for acceptance and monitoring of floor materials after installation or application.

Floor Materials-Resistive Characterization of Flooring Materials in Environmentally Protected Areas (EPA).

Point to Point: < 1.0 x 10E9 ohms

Point to Groundable Point: < 1.0 x 10E9 ohms

ANSI/ESD STM97.1 (Resistance) ESD Association Standard Test Method for the Protection of Electrostatic Discharge Susceptible Items – Floor Materials and Footwear – Resistance Measurement in Combination with a Person.

This document provides test methods for measuring the electrical system resistance of floor materials in combination with persons wearing static control footwear.

Resistance of Footwear/Flooring System

< 1.0 x 10E9 ohms

ANSI/ESD STM97.2 (Charge Generation) ESD Association Standard Test Methods for the measurement of the voltage on a person in combination with floor materials and static control footwear, shoes or other devices.

Floor Materials and Footwear Voltage Measurement in Combination with a Person.

< 100 volts Peak

ASTM F150 – 06(2013) Standard Test Method for Electrical Resistance of Conductive and Static Dissipative Resilient Flooring

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.

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FAA 019f Standard for Lightning Protection, Grounding, Bonding and Shielding Requirements for Facilities, Documents 1.4.1

Note: For use near energized equipment: 5.8.3.1 Static Conductive Materials.

Those materials with a surface resistivity less than 1.0 x 10E5 ohms per square when tested per ANSI/ESD STM11.11 shall be considered conductive. Conductive ESD control materials shall not be used for ESD control work surfaces, tabletop mats, floor mats, flooring, or carpeting where the risk of personnel contact with energized electrical or electronic equipment exists. Conductive ESD control materials shall not be used in any other application where their use could result in EMI or radio frequency interference (RFI) that would be created by rapid, high voltage ESD spark discharges.

110 ε 5.8.9 Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)Control Flooring and Floor Coverings ESD control floors and floor coverings shall have a point-to-point resistance and a surface-to-ground resistance of greater than 1.0 x 10E6 ohms and less than 1.0 x 10E9 ohms (ANSI/ESD STM7.1).

Health Care

Health Care Industry

NFPA 99

NFPA 99 establishes criteria for levels of health care services or systems based on risk to patients, staff, or visitors in health care facilities to minimize the hazards of fire, explosion, and electricity.

Requirements of NFPA 99 address installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, performance, and safe practices for facilities, material, equipment, and appliances, including medical gas and vacuum systems.

In 2015, the NFPA eliminated conductive flooring from their standard, making NFPA 99 an outdated standard for ESD flooring.

Telecommunications

Telecommunications

Motorola R56 Public Safety and Telecommunications standards and guidelines for the installation of equipment, infrastructure, and facilities for communications sites. Appendix C: Protecting against electrostatic discharge in equipment rooms and dispatch centers.
  • C.3.3 FLOORING Carpeting or floor tiles within an equipment room or dispatch center, including raised flooring, should have a resistance to ground measurement of between 10E6 and 10E10 ohms when measured using the test method of ANSI/ESD STM7.1-2001 or later.
This commercial standard is used for network-operated dispatch operations, such as 9-1-1 call centers.
ATIS-0600321.2015 Network Operator Dispatch Call Centers – See more at: http://standards.globalspec.com/std/9920406/atis-0600321 This telecommunications industry standard covers new installations of network operator-type equipment positions in which personnel are required to access a computer terminal keyboard while continually wearing a headset. Measures are presented to help to control ESD in the network operator-type environment. To help minimize the effects of lightning, surges from commercial ac power lines, and power switching operations, measures are provided for equipotential bonding and grounding at the telephone Cable Entrance Facility (CEF) and the Power Entrance Facility (PEF), as well as for equipotential bonding, grounding and, where necessary, electrical protection at the network operator-type equipment position(s). Section 4: Measures for Controlling Electrostatic Discharge 4.2 Flooring Any carpeting or floor tiles should have a resistance to ground between 10E6 and 10E10 ohms when measured using the method of ESD-S7.1.
U.S. MIlitary/DoD

U.S. Military/Department of Defense

DOD 4145.26-M, March 13, 2008 “DOD CONTRACTORS’ SAFETY MANUAL FOR AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES” The Manual provides safety standards common to DoD and private industry ammunition and explosives (AE), operations, and facilities performing AE work or AE services under DoD contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, or other procurement methods. DoD 6055.9-STD (Reference (c)) establishes these AE safety standards and serves as the primary source document for this Manual.” C6.4. STATIC ELECTRICITY AND GROUNDING C6.4.7.5.1. Test Criteria The contractor can set the maximum resistance limits for the floor to the ground system and for the combined resistance of a person’s body plus the shoes, as long as the total resistance does not exceed 1,000,000 ohms [1.0 x 10E6]. C6.4.7.5.2. Minimum Resistance To protect against electrocution, the minimum resistance of the floor to the ground system … shall exceed 40,000 ohms [4.0 x 10E4] in areas with 110 volts service and 75,000 ohms [7.5 x 10E4] in areas with 220 volts service.
Mil STD 1686 (converted to ANSI/ESD S20.20) is the parent document for all ESD Association standards and is the main reference for Auditing an ESD Control Program. The United States Department of Defense has adopted ANSI/ESD S20.20 as a replacement for MIL-STD 1686 and ANSI/EIA-625 ESD Control Standards. * * * MIL-STD-1686C NOTICE 1 12 January 2021 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE STANDARD PRACTICE ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE CONTROL PROGRAM FOR PROTECTION OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PARTS, ASSEMBLIES AND EQUIPMENT (EXCLUDING ELECTRICALLY INITIATED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES) MIL-STD-1686C, dated 25 October 1995, is hereby canceled. ANSI/ESD S20.20, “ESD Association Standard for the Development of an Electrostatic Discharge Control Program for Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment (Excluding Electrically Initiated Explosive Devices),” supersedes MIL-STD-1686C. Link: https://www.esda.org/assets/3e74ab6e2f/MIL-STD-1686C-cancellation.pdf
ESD Footwear Requirements

ESD Footwear Requirements by Material and Application

ESD Footwear Requires by Material ESD Footwear Requirements by Application
ESD Standards by Application

ESD Standards by Application

ESD Standards Industry standards and test methods provide verifiable metrics to help manufacturers, suppliers, and customers determine the quality and performance of ESD flooring materials. Adherence to standards reduces confusion in the marketplace, by ensuring that everyone uses the same parameters to manufacture and evaluate static-control products.

Learn More About ESD Standards Here (ESDA.org)

What You’ll Find in This Section

The standards and test methods included here pertain specifically to ESD floors and flooring materials. ANSI/ESD standards for wrist straps, for instance, are unrelated to ESD flooring, so we’ve left them out.

You’ll notice some variations in the standards. The telecom industry, FAA and ATIS set requirements for minimum resistance, for example, while ANSI/ESD S20.20 does not.

ESD-protective footwear-required in electronics manufacturing and handling environments-provide some degree of protection against electric shocks.

Under ESD Standards by Application, you’ll find a downloadable, at-a-glance chart, showing each standard with a list of applications that follow, or should follow, the parameters outlined in that standard.

Static-control flooring unified facilities guide specifications

Applies to: USACE / NAVFAC / AFCEC / NASA
Spec #: UFGS 09 62 38

Description: If the proper special footwear will not be worn on the static-control floor, a type of static-control flooring that provides very low static generation without special footwear should be specified. This type of flooring, such as static-control carpet, may be appropriate for mission critical areas such as 911 centers, call centers and air traffic control areas.

Specs

Conductive Vinyl Tile
Conductive vinyl tile must be a homogeneous vinyl product and conform to ASTM F1700. Provide electrical resistance from surface to surface and surface to ground between 25,000 ohms (2.5 x 10E4) and 1,000,000 ohms (1.0 x 10E6).

Conductive Rubber
Provide electrical resistance from surface to surface and surface to ground between 25,000 ohms (2.5 x 10E4) and 1,000,000 ohms (1.0 x 10E6).

Static-dissipative vinyl Provide electrical resistance from surface to surface and surface to ground between 1,000,000 ohms (1.0 x 10E6) and 1,000,000,000 ohms (1.0 x 10E9).

Static-dissipative rubber
Provide electrical resistance from surface to surface and surface to ground between 1,000,000 ohms (1.0 x 10E6) and 1,000,000,000 ohms (1.0 x 10E9).

Static-control carpet
Provide electrical resistance from surface to surface and surface to ground between 25,000 ohms (2.5 x 10E4) and 100,000,000 ohms (1.0 x 10E8) ohms when tested in accordance with NFPA 99.

AATCC 134
Electrostatic Propensity of Carpets

This test method assesses the static-generating propensity of carpets developed when a person walks across them. This method uses controlled laboratory simulation of the conditions that may be encountered in use. The simulation is focused on the use of those conditions, which are known from experience to be strong contributors to excessive accumulation of static charges.

IBM Data Center Recommendations: Use these guidelines to minimize static electricity buildup in your data center.

Floor covering material can contribute to buildup of high static electrical charges as a result of the motion of people, carts, and furniture in contact with the floor material. Abrupt discharge of the static charges causes discomfort to personnel and might cause malfunction of electronic equipment.

Static buildup and discharge can be minimized by:

  • Maintaining the relative humidity of the room within the server operating limits. Choose a control point that normally keeps the humidity between 35 percent and 60 percent. See the Air conditioning determination for further guidance.
  • Providing a conductive path to ground from a metallic raised floor structure including the metal panels.
  • Grounding the raised floor metallic support structure (stringer, pedestals) to building steel at several places within the room. The number of ground points is based on the size of the room. The larger the room, the more ground points are required.
  • Ensuring the maximum resistance for the flooring system is 2 x 10E10 ohms*, measured between the floor surface and the building (or an applicable ground reference). Flooring material with a lower resistance will further decrease static buildup and discharge. For safety, the floor covering and flooring system should provide a resistance of no less than 150 kilohms** when measured between any two points on the floor space 1 m (3 ft.) apart.
  • Maintenance of antistatic floor coverings (carpet and tile) should be in agreement with the individual supplier’s recommendations. Carpeted floor coverings must meet electrical conductivity requirements. Use only antistatic materials with low-propensity ratings.
  • Using ESD-resistant furniture with conductive casters to prevent static buildup.

* StaticWorx recommends a resistance ceiling of 1.0 x 10E9 ohms, per ANSI/ESD S20.20 (with an optimal ceiling of 1.0 x 10E8). If a floor with an electrical resistance above 10E9 were to lose conductivity–due to its makeup or environmental factors such as dry air, dirt and debris–it could become too resistant to properly discharge static to ground.

** 150 kilohms is the same as 150,000 ohms (1.5 x 10E5)

ANSI/ESD S20.20–2014
ESD Association Standard for the Development of an Electrostatic Discharge Control Program for Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment (Excluding Electrically Initiated Explosive Devices). This standard provides administrative and technical requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an ESD Control Program.

For ESD flooring requirements, please see the relevant Standard Test Method.

For fundamentals on electrostatic discharge and further information on ESD standards, see: Fundamentals of Electrostatic Discharge.


CLASS-0 ELECTRONICS
Class-0 Electronic Devices
Class 0: Although standards organizations have not fully defined the term ESD Class 0 for manufacturing programs, the classification is widely used within the electronics industry to represent ultra-sensitive devices. While most companies are acutely aware of the hazards of ESD (electrostatic discharge), few are aware of best practices for preventing failures of today’s extremely sensitive devices often referred to as Class 0.

Floors for Class 0 applications must satisfy electrical resistance requirements in ANSI/ESD S20.20 and generate less than 20 volts of electrostatic current.

Point to Point, Point to Groundable Point, and Footwear/Flooring System: < 1.0 x 10E9

Charge Generation: < 20 volts


IEC 61340-5-1:2007
From IECEE.ORG: Electrostatics – Part 5-1: Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena – General requirements.

The purpose of this standard is to provide the administrative and technical requirements for establishing, implementing and maintaining an ESD control program …This [updated] version of IEC 61340-5-1 has been aligned with other major ESD control program standards used throughout the world.

Note: This is the European equivalent to ANSI/ESD S20.20

ANSI/ESD STM7.1 – 2013
ESD Association Standard Test Method for the Protection of Electrostatic Discharge Susceptible Items – Floor Materials – Resistive Characterization of Materials

This standard test method provides procedures for measuring the electrical resistance of floor materials used for the control of electrostatic charge and discharge. It also provides test methods for the qualification of floor materials prior to their installation or application, as well as test methods for acceptance and monitoring of floor materials after installation or application.

Floor Materials-Resistive Characterization of Flooring Materials in Environmentally Protected Areas (EPA).

Point to Point: < 1.0 x 10E9 ohms

Point to Groundable Point: < 1.0 x 10E9 ohms


ANSI/ESD STM97.1 (Resistance)
ESD Association Standard Test Method for the Protection of Electrostatic Discharge Susceptible Items – Floor Materials and Footwear – Resistance Measurement in Combination with a Person.

This document provides test methods for measuring the electrical system resistance of floor materials in combination with persons wearing static control footwear.

Resistance of Footwear/Flooring System

< 1.0 x 10E9 ohms


ANSI/ESD STM97.2 (Charge Generation)
ESD Association Standard Test Methods for the measurement of the voltage on a person in combination with floor materials and static control footwear, shoes or other devices.

Floor Materials and Footwear Voltage Measurement in Combination with a Person.

< 100 volts Peak


ASTM F150 – 06(2013)
Standard Test Method for Electrical Resistance of Conductive and Static Dissipative Resilient Flooring

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.

FAA 019f
Standard for Lightning Protection, Grounding, Bonding and Shielding Requirements for Facilities, Documents 1.4.1

Note: For use near energized equipment: 5.8.3.1 Static Conductive Materials.

Those materials with a surface resistivity less than 1.0 x 10E5 ohms per square when tested per ANSI/ESD STM11.11 shall be considered conductive. Conductive ESD control materials shall not be used for ESD control work surfaces, tabletop mats, floor mats, flooring, or carpeting where the risk of personnel contact with energized electrical or electronic equipment exists. Conductive ESD control materials shall not be used in any other application where their use could result in EMI or radio frequency interference (RFI) that would be created by rapid, high voltage ESD spark discharges.

110 ε 5.8.9 Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)Control Flooring and Floor Coverings ESD control floors and floor coverings shall have a point-to-point resistance and a surface-to-ground resistance of greater than 1.0 x 10E6 ohms and less than 1.0 x 10E9 ohms (ANSI/ESD STM7.1).

NFPA 99
NFPA 99 establishes criteria for levels of health care services or systems based on risk to patients, staff, or visitors in health care facilities to minimize the hazards of fire, explosion, and electricity.

Requirements of NFPA 99 address installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, performance, and safe practices for facilities, material, equipment, and appliances, including medical gas and vacuum systems.

In 2015, the NFPA eliminated conductive flooring from their standard, making NFPA 99 an outdated standard for ESD flooring.

Motorola R56
Public Safety and Telecommunications standards and guidelines for the installation of equipment, infrastructure, and facilities for communications sites. Appendix C: Protecting against electrostatic discharge in equipment rooms and dispatch centers.

  • C.3.3 FLOORING Carpeting or floor tiles within an equipment room or dispatch center, including raised flooring, should have a resistance to ground measurement of between 10E6 and 10E10 ohms when measured using the test method of ANSI/ESD STM7.1-2001 or later.

This commercial standard is used for network-operated dispatch operations, such as 9-1-1 call centers.


ATIS-0600321.2015
Network Operator Dispatch Call Centers – See more at: http://standards.globalspec.com/std/9920406/atis-0600321

This telecommunications industry standard covers new installations of network operator-type equipment positions in which personnel are required to access a computer terminal keyboard while continually wearing a headset.

Measures are presented to help to control ESD in the network operator-type environment. To help minimize the effects of lightning, surges from commercial ac power lines, and power switching operations, measures are provided for equipotential bonding and grounding at the telephone Cable Entrance Facility (CEF) and the Power Entrance Facility (PEF), as well as for equipotential bonding, grounding and, where necessary, electrical protection at the network operator-type equipment position(s).

Section 4: Measures for Controlling Electrostatic Discharge 4.2 Flooring
Any carpeting or floor tiles should have a resistance to ground between 10E6 and 10E10 ohms when measured using the method of ESD-S7.1.

DOD 4145.26-M, March 13, 2008
“DOD CONTRACTORS’ SAFETY MANUAL FOR AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES”

The Manual provides safety standards common to DoD and private industry ammunition and explosives (AE), operations, and facilities performing AE work or AE services under DoD contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, or other procurement methods. DoD 6055.9-STD (Reference (c)) establishes these AE safety standards and serves as the primary source document for this Manual.”

C6.4. STATIC ELECTRICITY AND GROUNDING

C6.4.7.5.1. Test Criteria The contractor can set the maximum resistance limits for the floor to the ground system and for the combined resistance of a person’s body plus the shoes, as long as the total resistance does not exceed 1,000,000 ohms [1.0 x 10E6].

C6.4.7.5.2. Minimum Resistance To protect against electrocution, the minimum resistance of the floor to the ground system … shall exceed 40,000 ohms [4.0 x 10E4] in areas with 110 volts service and 75,000 ohms [7.5 x 10E4] in areas with 220 volts service.

Mil STD 1686 (converted to ANSI/ESD S20.20) is the parent document for all ESD Association standards and is the main reference for Auditing an ESD Control Program.

The United States Department of Defense has adopted ANSI/ESD S20.20 as a replacement for MIL-STD 1686 and ANSI/EIA-625 ESD Control Standards.

* * *

MIL-STD-1686C NOTICE 1 12 January 2021

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE STANDARD PRACTICE

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE CONTROL PROGRAM FOR PROTECTION OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PARTS, ASSEMBLIES AND EQUIPMENT (EXCLUDING ELECTRICALLY INITIATED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES)

MIL-STD-1686C, dated 25 October 1995, is hereby canceled. ANSI/ESD S20.20, “ESD Association Standard for the Development of an Electrostatic Discharge Control Program for Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment (Excluding Electrically Initiated Explosive Devices),” supersedes MIL-STD-1686C.

Link: https://www.esda.org/assets/3e74ab6e2f/MIL-STD-1686C-cancellation.pdf

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