Increasing requirements for material and chemical purity have encouraged semiconductor fabs to move away from stainless steel to PFA material for transporting process fluids. PFA delivers much higher purity than stainless steel, but it comes with increased safety risks – particularly due to the danger of static charge generation, accumulation, and harmful electrostatic discharge (ESD).

To mitigate the increased risks of ESD, we have developed a continuously conductive PFA system that collects the charge buildup from the media and the fluid handling system and allows an uninterrupted dissipation path to ground.