With a recommended maximum usage at 17,000 volts, the extra thick vinyl matting construction is designed to insulate people from deadly shocks caused by high voltage equipment.
Recommended Usage: 17,000 volts
Dielectric strength tested to: 30,000 volts – this gives you a safety margin of 13,000 volts.
The following decription gives you a brief overview of the difference between Non-Conductive matting and Conductive matting or Static Dissipative matting as it is sometimes called.
Non-conductive matting is designed to insulate workers, protecting them from deadly shocks generated by high voltage equipment.
These mats are tested and proven to have high dielectric strength. However, the maximum recommended voltage exposure rating is much less to provide a large margin of safety to workers.
This is important as Switchboard Matting is a true safety mat, designed to save people’s lives.
Conductive matting is designed to protect sensitive equipment by draining static electricity from workers before they touch susceptible chemicals and equipment. This is critical as one discharge could destroy a computer or cause a fire in the case of flammable chemicals or liquids.
As personnel can quickly gather static electricity when walking or rolling on a chair with castors, we offer both Electrically Conductive and Static Dissipative matting to eliminate these harmful hazards.
Electrically Conductive mats disperse static electricity quicker than Static Dissipative mats, so generally Electrically Conductive matting is used around very sensitive components.
All Conductive and Dissipative mats should be grounded to be effective.