ESDA Releases Symbol, ESD Bag Standards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 10:39

ROME, NY -- The ESD Association today announced the release of a pair of standards covering electrostatic discharge testing and nomenclature.

ANSI/ESD STM11.31-2012, Standard Test Method for the Protection of Electrostatic Discharge Sensitivity Items - Bags, provides a method for testing and determining the shielding capabilities of electrostatic shielding bags. The document also serves as a reaffirmation of ANSI/ESD STM11.31-2006.

ANSI/ESD S8.1-2012, Symbols -- ESD Awareness establishes three types of ESD awareness symbols. The first is to be used on a device or assembly to indicate that it is susceptible to electrostatic charge. The second is to be used on items and materials intended to provide electrostatic protection. The third symbol indicates the common point ground.




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