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ISO S20.20 Standards for ESD-Safe Transportation and Areas

Transportation of ESDS items outside an ESD Protected Area (hereafter referred to EPA) requires enclosure in static protective materials, although the type of material depends on the situation and destination. Inside an EPA, low charging and static dissipative materials may provide adequate protection. Outside an EP, low charging and static discharge shielding materials are recommended. Any relative motion and physical separation of materials or flow of solids, liquids or particle-laden gases can generate an electrostatic charge. Common sources of ESD include personnel, items made from common polymeric materials, and processing equipment. ESD damage can occur in a number of ways, including:

  • A charged object (including a person) coming into contact with an ESDS item.
  • A charged ESDS device making contact with a ground or another conductive object at a different potential.
  • An ESDS device is grounded while exposed to an electrostatic field.

Examples of ESDS items include microcircuits, discrete semiconductors, thick and thin film resistors, hybrid devices, printed circuit boards and piezoelectric crystals. It is possible to determine device and item susceptibility by exposing the device to simulated ESD events. The level of sensitivity, determined by testing using simulated ESD events, may not necessarily relate to the level of sensitivity in a real-to-life situation. However, the levels of sensitivity are used to establish a baseline of susceptibility data for comparison of devices with equivalent part numbers from different manufacturers. Two different models are used for characterization of electronic components: HBM and CDM. Compliance with this standard can be demonstrated through third party certification. The certification process is similar to any quality management system certification such as ISO 9001. Learn More.