Electrostatics - Part 4-3: Standard test methods for specific applications - Footwear

Describes a test method for determining the electrical resistance of footwear used in the control of electrostatic potential on people. This standard is suitable for use by the manufacturer of footwear as well as the end user. A method for measuring the electrical resistance of footwear alone is described and serves as an acceptance test for new footwear. Insulating footwear is not included within the scope of this standard although the electrical resistance measurement techniques may be applicable.

Elektrostatik - Teil 4-3: Standard-Prüfverfahren für spezielle Anwendungen - Schuhwerk

Electrostatique - Partie 4-3: Méthodes d'essai normalisées pour des applications spécifiques - Chaussures

Décrit une méthode d'essai employée pour déterminer la résistance électrique des chaussures utilisées pour le contrôle du potentiel électrostatique du personnel. Cette norme est utilisable aussi bien par les fabricants de chaussures que par les utilisateurs finaux. Une méthode pour mesurer la résistance électrique de la chaussure seule est décrite et sert d'essai d'acceptation pour de nouvelles chaussures. Les chaussures isolantes ne sont pas incluses dans le domaine d'application de cette norme bien que les techniques de mesure de la résistance électrique puissent y être appliquées.

Electrostatics - Part 4-3: Standard test methods for specific applications - Footwear

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Electrostatics - Part 4-3: Standard test methods for specific applications -

Electrostatics -- Part 4-3: Standard test methods for specific applications - Footwear

Elektrostatik -- Teil 4-3: Standard-Prüfverfahren für spezielle Anwendungen - Schuhwerk

Electrostatique -- Partie 4-3: Méthodes d'essai normalisées pour des applications

spécifiques - Chaussures
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 61340-4-3:2001
17.220.99 Drugi standardi v zvezi z Other standards related to
elektriko in magnetizmom electricity and magnetism
61.060 Obuvala Footwear
SIST EN 61340-4-3:2002 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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ICS 17.220.99; 29.020; 61.060
English version
Part 4-3: Standard test methods for specific applications -
(IEC 61340-4-3:2001)
Electrostatique Elektrostatik
Partie 4-3: Méthodes d'essai normalisées Teil 4-3: Standard-Prüfverfahren für
pour des applications spécifiques - spezielle Anwendungen -
Chaussures Schuhwerk
(CEI 61340-4-3:2001) (IEC 61340-4-3:2001)

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2001-10-01. CENELEC members are bound to

comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European

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Ref. No. EN 61340-4-3:2001 E
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EN 61340-4-3:2001 - 2 -

The text of document 101/123/FDIS, future edition 1 of IEC 61340-4-3, prepared by IEC TC 101

"Electrostatics", was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and was approved by CENELEC as

EN 61340-4-3 on 2001-10-01.
The following dates were fixed:
– latest date by which the EN has to be implemented
at national level by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement (dop) 2002-07-01
– latest date by which the national standards conflicting
with the EN have to be withdrawn (dow) 2004-10-01
Annexes designated "normative" are part of the body of the standard.
In this standard, annex ZA is normative.
Annex ZA has been added by CENELEC.
Endorsement notice

The text of the International Standard IEC 61340-4-3:2001 was approved by CENELEC as a

European Standard without any modification.
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Annex ZA
Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications

This European Standard incorporates by dated or undated reference, provisions from other

publications. These normative references are cited at the appropriate places in the text and the

publications are listed hereafter. For dated references, subsequent amendments to or revisions of any

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revision. For undated references the latest edition of the publication referred to applies (including


NOTE When an international publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the relevant

EN/HD applies.
Publication Year Title EN/HD Year
IEC 61340-2-3 2000 Electrostatics EN 61340-2-3 2000
Part 2-3: Methods of test for
determining the resistance and
resistivity of solid planar materials used
to avoid electrostatic charge
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Première édition
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Electrostatique –
Partie 4-3:
Méthodes d’essai normalisées pour
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Electrostatics –
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Part 4-3: Standard test methods for specific applications –

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Footwear, especially shoes, have become an important electrostatic control device in all areas,

but particularly in electronics manufacturing. Standards exist from various national committees

and these have served as guidance in the preparation of this first International Standard for

electrostatic control footwear.

Control of unwanted electrostatic charge is of particular importance where personnel work

around electrostatic-sensitive processes, materials or items. In many cases, devices such as

wrist straps or other devices are employed to provide an electrical bond between a person’s

skin and a ground connection. Many instances exist in industry where wrist straps or other

tethering devices cannot be safely or conveniently applied, but there is still a need to provide a

ground connection for personnel. A convenient method to provide a ground connection for

personnel is through their feet while standing or walking on a defined and properly specified

electrostatic control floor surface.

The measurement method described in this part of IEC 61340 can be used to monitor electrical

specifications of footwear during manufacture, prior to selection by an end user or periodically

during use. The method described involves the use of a specific set of test equipment and

instruments. Other equipment and instruments may be used to measure

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