ANSI/ESD S20.20 is a standard for the Development of an Electrostatic Discharge Control Program for Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment (excluding Electrically Initiated Explosive Devices).


The purpose of this standard is to provide administrative and technical requirements for  establishing, implementing and maintaining an ESD Control Program (hereafter referred to as the “Program”).


A program certified by an independent party and recognized by the Electrostatic Discharge Association as compliant with S20.20. It is an industry standard and will be required by clients.


The standard covers the requirements necessary to design, establish, implement, and maintain an Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control Program for activities that: manufacture, process, assemble, install, package, label, service, test, inspect or otherwise handle electrical or electronic parts, assemblies and equipment susceptible to damage by electrostatic discharges greater than or equal to 100 volts of Human Body Model (HBM).


The potential client will request a quote from DNV. Once a contract is signed an audit will be performed to verify compliance with the requirements of the S20.20 standard. Audits may also be conducted to verify compliance with both S20.20 and ISO 9001/2.

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