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Laboratory Testing

Certified Laboratory Testing Program

Burlington Safety Laboratory is fully accredited by the National Association of Independent Laboratories for testing high voltage rubber protective goods, to the following ASTM/ANSI Standards.

PRODUCTS                              ASTM/ANSI STANDARDS
Gloves.......................................... D120         F496
Sleeves........................................ D1051       F496
Blankets....................................... D1048       F479
Line Hose..................................... D1050       F478
Rubber Insulation Covers............. D1049       F478
Rubber Insulating Matting............. D178
Hot Stick and Hot Line Tools........ F711
Insulating Plastic Guards.............. F712
Insulating Aerial Devices.............. ANSI-A92.2

Test Procedure

A. Solvent Cleaning - Solvent is environmentally acceptable, MSDS statement provided

B. Detergent Washing - Mild detergent is used, MSDS statement provided.

C. Dielectric Testing - Procedure is done in accordance with ASTM Standards, Rubber goods are rejected during this step for: 1. Electrical breakdown. 2. Leakage current exceeding maximum limits set forth in ASTM Standards.

D. Drying - Drying is done with circulating warm air.

E. Visual Inspection - Rubber goods are carefully inspected inside and out for age cracking, imperfections in the rubber, minor tears, chemical attack and corona cutting.

F. Stamping - Rubber goods are stamped in ink and the boxes are labeled in accordance with ASTM.

G. Packing - Rubber goods will be packed in cartons. Rejected gloves shall be so marked and returned.

H. Documentation - Written certification of results will be furnished for all tested materials.