Dealing with static electricity... MAJOR NO NO

Dealing with some static electricity in the shop.
Requesting help from all sources on how to counter this issue.

Too keep it short and simple, I understand some concepts and ideas of such a thing, but I have never dealt with or experienced any issues regarding static itself or the solutions to preventing static electricity as it stands.

Been doing some research myself but with a situation as serious as this I wanted to reach out to community and seek consult from those who have experience and expertise in such fields that I have minimal experience in.

Much thanks family.

Wear static resistant clothing, ground your equipment, ground the actual booth if possible, have a grounded door or table or something where people can discharge static before they enter the booth, no carpet anywhere near/around/in the booth.

Having a spot to discharge it before being around gas and having your equipment grounded are the 2 most important.

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No booth. Not just yet. Working to that pinnacle.

put in order to sport the crew with full bodied retardant jump suits, and anti static shirts from sheared, ESD shoes, ESD Mats before all doors and in front of system(s). Along with grounding all racked units.

What about relative humidity?

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Higher humidity is better for static, but worse for extracts, iirc somewhere around 75% humidity is ideal. Although, in a C1D1 booth there isn’t much in the way of controlling humidity other than controlling the intake air.

If you’re running outside, which, without a booth you absolutely should be, then you can’t really control that.

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This will be a solid start.

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You need to change tables, chairs, flooraterial.amd practically anything and everything to remove this issue. It won’t go away with a prayer it buying a magic wand.

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Lots of info on RH and static floating around for data centers. Consider not running any forced air if you can avoid it, R.H. at least 55%

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I bought a static free fire resistant jumpsuit online

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Need a “Grounding for Dumbies” guide

Nitrile gloves and a lot of plastics can quickly work up a lot of static. Especially in dry climates. Adding humidity can be tough if you have high air turnover. There are grounding mats too for like $100

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Ground your equipment and use static dissipative hoses.

https://ph.parker.com/us/en/static-dissipative-ptfe-hose-with-silicone-jacket-929bj/929bj-16

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You need below 40% RH to form a static arc. You can still form a charge between 40-60%, but it usually grounds out using the moisture in the air.

I always have an alarm set at 35% (since there is always saw in how your HVAC will work). Set it for 45% - stop work if it alarms at 35% and fix the issue, then start work again.

Everything else about static mats, wristbands, shoes, etc. sure sure, PPE is good for people. Start with the engineering controls so in case someone isn’t using the PPE correctly you have a reduced risk right off the bat.

Before my life in cannabis I worked with explosive powders with MIE of less than 0.5. Humidity was the key to maintaining our safety.

Let us know what you decide to go with!

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This is the link to a similair thread that also has some links in it.

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Not sure how well it would work in an extraction lab/booth where people are moving around a bunch, but you can get grounding wristbands which connect to a ground source from some better computer/nerd stores. Something like this: Duratool Anti-Static Elastic Wrist Band - Micro Center

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Humdity is huge after moving to a area with 10% humidity and carrying anti static devices and literally shoving them in my pockets, bed sheets, etc.

Don’t matter how much anti static devices/materials is in that room if your humiditys that low it’ll preside.

This was me a while back. Lol

Great stuff guys. Thankyou everyone. Sincerely.

We were on the verge of making arrangements to lay some primer and then apoxy floors.

Will this have a dampening effect?

Compared to concrete?

Is there such thing as ESD flooring? ESD apoxy for that matter?..

So, if I’m understanding what you’re saying, you’re alluding to turning off all fans? Blowing in, sucking out?..

Was in touch with BHOgart about their full bodied jump suits… rather the only thing I’ve ever been attracted too from them… any response as to the quality and effectiveness of their retardant suits?

Other preferences?..

This seems odd. Makes sense, but odd.

Can one be wearing nitrile gloves and successfully ground themselves by touching metal table/door, or ESD mat?

Gloves are coming on and off all day.

Would you recommend getting into a practice of grounding oneself before/after wearing and removing nitrile gloves?