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Composite Decking Static Electricity Solution
Proven effective after years of use in industrial, commercial and institutional facilities, Staticide® has become a trusted name in static protection and the closest thing there is to “static control insurance”.
Anti-static topicals are easy-to-use solutions that reduce static electricity. Staticide® anti-stats decay static to a zero charge fast. It is also formulated to be effective independent of relative humidity.
Inhibits Static On All Surfaces
Staticidecan be applied by spraying, wiping, dipping, transfer roller coating, gravure coating or flexographic printing.
Staticidetopical dilution is proven to be effective in relative humidity below 15%.
- Exceeds MIL-B-81705 specifications for static decay in accordance with Federal Test Standard 101, method 4046
litrecovers approximately 50sqm and will last from weeks to months, depending on the application and the material it’s applied to. Staticidecan be applied by spraying, wiping, dipping, transfer roller coating, gravure coating or flexographic printing.
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The agent can be put into a home garden spray (one that provides pressure is best) for the application on their deck. This solution can also be used on the composite decking material being shipped to the building site to prevent static charges created during shipping and installation.
It is not flammable.
What is Static Electricity
A static electric charge is created whenever two surfaces contact and separate, and at least one of the surfaces has a high resistance to electrical current (and is
It has many practical applications. Laser printers and photocopiers use static electricity to build up ink on a drum and transfer it to paper. Crop spraying also relies on static electricity to help herbicides stick to the foliage of plants and distribute themselves evenly over the leaves. Factory paint-spraying robots use a similar trick to ensure
Of course, static electricity has its drawbacks too. It can cause sparks and explosions in fuel depots and stray static is a real nuisance if you’re working with electronic components. That’s why engineers and chemists have developed all kinds of anti-static technologies (from simple wires to ingenious, slightly conducting paints and coatings) that prevent static
Definition of Static Electricity:
static electricity n.
- An accumulation of electric charge on an insulated body.
- Electric discharge resulting from the accumulation of electric charge on an insulated body.
Amount of Static Electricity Generated
What determines the amount of static electricity generated in any given situation? Generally, there
When two materials from the static buildup array are touched together, materials nearer the top of the graph will tend to have a positive charge, while materials nearer the bottom of the array will tend to have a negative charge. However, the order of this static buildup array is not necessarily reproducible. It should be noted that the order will change depending on the influence of environmental conditions, the state of the contact surfaces, and other factors.
THE TRIBOELECTRIC EFFECT/SERIES:
The triboelectric effect is related to friction because they both involve adhesion. However, the effect is greatly enhanced by rubbing the materials together, as they touch and separate many times. For surfaces with differing geometry, rubbing may also lead to heating of protrusions, causing pyroelectric charge separation which may add to the existing contact electrification, or which may oppose the existing polarity.
Because the surface of the material is now electrically charged, either negatively or positively, any contact with an uncharged conductive object or with an object having substantially different charge may cause an electrical discharge of the built-up static electricity. A person simply walking across a carpet may build up a charge of many thousands of volts, enough to cause a spark one
SOLUTIONS FOR INSULATORS
Unlike conductors, insulators do not allow the flow of electricity. Therefore, static electricity cannot be removed from insulators the same way it can from conductors. There are a number of methods primarily used to remove static charges from insulators.
In most cases hosing down the surface will dissipate the static charge as water is conductive. Although this is the easiest and cheapest solution it certainly isn’t going to be acceptable in all applications.
Typically in Perth, static electricity occurs more in the summer than it does in the winter. This is due largely to the effects of ambient humidity. Higher humidity causes greater moisture on the surface of the insulator. Water is conductive and forms a film on the surface of the insulator. This, in turn, reduces the resistance of the insulator and results in a decreased electrical charge.
Anti-static agents can be sprayed or rolled onto the surface of insulators to create a conductive film that prevents the insulator from becoming electrically charged.
Consult with an electrician to determine the best method for this.
But it will more than likely make no difference to composite decking as you can only ground a conductor.
Static electricity is not unique to composite decking and can be easily controlled.