How Important are Electrostatic Discharge Sensitive Procedures (ESDS) in our Aviation Maintenance System?

SofemaOnline answers your questions. Introduction what are electrostatic-sensitive devices (ESD) An Electrostatic Component may be considered as any component (typically electrical) which can potentially be damaged by static charges. Charges can build upon people, tools, as well as other non-conducting or semi-conducting materials. Electrostatic Voltages if measured may be many thousands of volts and it is…

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EASA Quality Assurance Auditing, ESDS and Stores Incoming Inspection Training delivered in Bahrain

Altin Vrapi – Instructor of Sofema Aviation Services, had the pleasure to deliver EASA Quality Assurance Auditing, ESDS and Stores Incoming Inspection Training session in the facilities of Bahrain Airport Services. The session started on September 1st and finished on September 7th. Six delegates completed the training session successfully. They learnt how to: – Develop…

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Electrostatic Sensitive Discharge (ESDS) Components and Parts Packaging & Dispatch Considerations

ESD Overview ESD stands for Electrostatic Discharge. Static electricity is an everyday phenomenon and while we see the big stuff (lightening for example) at lower levels whilst we cannot see the phenomena, It may nevertheless cause damage to sensitive electronic components. Static can build up rapidly on everyday objects, to produce surprisingly high voltages. When…

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Considering the Electrostatic Discharge Sensitive (ESDS) Exposure in an Aircraft Maintenance Environment

 ESDS Damage Can Be Expensive!……How Expensive? So the short answer is very! Whilst it is difficult to quantify – (one of the challenges to raising awareness) it is believed and understood that a high proportion of Avionic Components failures are in some way connected to ESDS failure. For example consider when Avionic parts are removed…

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Managing ESDS in an Aviation Environment

Understanding the Nature of Electrostatic Discharge Overview by Steven Bentley MD Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com We sometimes feel static electricity which builds up as we walk for example across a nylon carpet at the moment we touch something which permits an electrostatic discharge. This may be a door knob or indeed another person. This voltage…

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Managing ESDS in an Aviation Environment

Understanding the Nature of Electrostatic Discharge Overview by Steven Bentley MD Sofema Aviation Services www.sassofia.com We sometimes feel static electricity which builds up as we walk for example across a nylon carpet at the moment we touch something which permits an electrostatic discharge. This may be a door knob or indeed another person. This voltage…

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