AATCC 134 2011 Edition, January 1, 2011
Electrostatic Propensity of Carpets
Includes all amendments and changes through Editorial Change , 2013
Purpose and Scope
This test method assesses the static-generating propensity of carpets developed when a person walks across them. This method uses controlled laboratory simulation of the conditions, that may be encountered in use. The simulation is focused on the use of those conditions, which are known from experience to be strong contributors to excessive accumulation of static charges.
This test method does not include standards of performance. The specification requirements pertinent to any given application can vary considerably, depending on the specific demands of the application. Specifiers should give attention to the variability of the method as described below in Section 11.