ASTM F496 - 08

Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Gloves and Sleeves

This standard is a part of ASTM Book of Standards Volume 10.03

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Annotation and contents

Source of this annotation and contents: ASTM International.

Abstract

This specification covers the in-service care, inspection, testing, and use voltage of insulating gloves and sleeves for protection from electrical shock. Gloves and sleeves covered under this specification are designated as type I or type II; class 00, class 0, class 1, class 2, class 3, or class 4. Type I - nonresistant to ozone, made from a high-grade cis-1,4-polyisoprene rubber compound of natural or synthetic origin, properly vulcanized, and type II - ozone resistant, made of any elastomer or combination of elastomeric compounds. The recommended sequence of inspection and testing of gloves and sleeves at an electrical testing facility are: check-in, washing, and preliminary inspection; repair; electrical test; drying; final inspection; record-keeping and marking; and powdering, pairing, and packing for storage or shipment. Electrical testing shall be performed to meet the requirements prescribed.

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1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers the in-service care, inspection, testing, and use voltage of insulating gloves and sleeves for protection from electrical shock.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. See IEEE/ASTM SI 10.

1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Sections 6 and 7, of this specification. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For a specific warning statement, see 7.2.

Alternate designation

  • ASTM F 496
  • ASTM F496-08
  • ASTM F 496-08