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ESD Webinars
ANSI/ESD S20.20 and ANSI/ESD STM 97.2 - Walking Test Requirements

Online Webinar
30 minutes
FREE
Registration Required


ANSI/ESD S20.20 requires that the peak voltage on personnel, who are grounded using a footwear-flooring system while handling ESD sensitive devices, must be less than 100 volts. ANSI/ESD STM97.2 is the test method used to make the required measurements.

This webinar is an on-line presentation that addresses the problems and limitations of the 2016 version of ANSI/ESD STM97.1 considering the device sensitivity trends listed in the ESDA’s Technology Roadmap.

The presentation will cover the Human Body Model sensitivity trends through 2025, the current walking voltage limits as listed in ANSI/ESD S2020, the requirements for conducting a test compliant to ANSI/ESD STM97.2, the limitations of the test method and why it is not adequate for determining that the devices being handled in your facility are protected. Finally, the webinar will offer a proven solution to the current walking test issues.

Host and Presenter

Ron Gibson, Senior Application Specialist at Prostat Corporation, has over 30 years of experience in the ESD industry. As a respected member of the standards development community Ron was active in the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as the Standards Council of Canada’s (SCC) national representative from 1992 to 2012. He was also the Chairman of the IEC 61340-5-1 working group and Chair of the ESD Association’s Standards Committee from 1997-2007.

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