Electro Static Discharge
“The rapid, spontaneous transfer of electrostatic charge induced by a high electrostatic field.”
Note: Usually, the charge flows through a spark between two bodies at different electrostatic potentials as they approach one another. Details of such processes, such as the rate of the charge transfer, are described in specific electrostatic discharge models
It has been proved repeatedly that ESD can generate Charge, Charge can trigger Spark and the Spark can lead to EXPLOSION!
ESD causes degradation to electronic components leading to hidden failures.
It’s a pity that millions of dollars’ worth of components and PCBs end up in the trash bin – right from Cellphone Service Centers to Avionics Shops!
7 fundamentals for successful ESD Control
|1. ESD Awareness||Adequate awareness of ESD (Electro Static Discharge) and the Damages caused by Static Electricity|
|2. ESD Knowledge||Staying constantly updated with the latest technical developments – the only way to solve ESD issues with the ever changing technology in the industry.|
|3. ESD Training||Ensuring regular training to everyone entering EPA (ESD Protected Area)|
|4. ESD Protected Area (EPA)||Maintaining the EPA at par with global standards, where unprotected ESD sensitive products are handled – based on the sensitivity of components / PCBs being handled.|
|5. ESD Program Plan||Creating a documented Control Program Plan clearly defining the key Administrative and Technical requirements|
|6. Compliance Verification checks and periodic testing||Ensure proper functioning of the ESD Control system and prevent issues related to quality, customer satisfaction etc.
DON’T FORGET – an authorized ESD FACILITY AUDIT CERTIFICATION can fetch you joint-ventures or contracts worth millions!
|7. Identifying the right ESD Vendor||An ESD Vendor is completely different in comparison with vendors of other industries – he is the Consultant & Process Owner.
Unqualified ESD Vendors can not only cause loss of money, but also serious damage to the reputation of the organization.
As ESD is NOT a serious part of the curriculum in universities worldwide – a trained, knowledgeable vendor with years of experience and exposure only can ensure a trouble-free performance.
– ESD can turn your products to toast in 1 nanosecond! –