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How often do you clean your ESD mat?

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Bunny

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We have about 40 ESD work stations around the building. I would guess that less than half of them are used on a regular basis. There is ESD mat cleaner available to personnel. The mats are tested by QC staff every quarter and straps are tested by the users daily. I assume that the mat cleanser is only being used if/when their mat fails the quarterly test. I am concerned that the integrity of the mat may be declining but not being caught until the quarterly test. I am considering implementing regular mat cleaning. How often do you think it should be done on the busy work stations and how often should it be done on the less often used work stations?
 
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phloQS

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A nice approach would be, if you could determine the time, when the mats begin to fail. Would it be possible to test the mats or just one every day for a period of about one or two month? Then you have the data you need to prepare the correct cleaning schedule.

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DanteCaspian

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With Lean 5S they are wiped down daily or once a week, based on usage. We are also are in the process of implementing continuous monitoring systems for correct resistance and grounding. An audible alert and flashing light will happen should the mat and worker not be properly connected to ground.
 
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