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1.1 These test methods cover procedures for testing pressure-sensitive adhesive-coated tapes to be used as electrical insulation. These tapes are classified as follows:
1.1.1 Class 1—Non-elastomeric backings made from materials such as:
|Paper, flat or creped,|
|Fabric, uncoated or coated,|
|Cellulose ester films,|
|Polyethylene terephthalate (polyester) films,|
|Fluorocarbon polymer films,|
|Composite filament films,|
|Polyimide films, and|
1.1.2 Class 2—Elastomeric backings that are characterized by both high stretch and substantial recovery. These backings are made from materials such as:
|Vinyl chloride and co-polymers,|
|Vinylidene chloride and co-polymers, and|
|Polyethylene and co-polymers.|
1.2 Test laminates of Class 1 and Class 2 backings according to Class 1 test methods.
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A167 Specification for Stainless and Heat-Resisting Chromium-Nickel Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip
D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies
D257 Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials
D295 Test Methods for Varnished Cotton Fabrics Used for Electrical Insulation
D374 Test Methods for Thickness of Solid Electrical Insulation
D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
D3487 Specification for Mineral Insulating Oil Used in Electrical Apparatus
D5032 Practice for Maintaining Constant Relative Humidity by Means of Aqueous Glycerin Solutions
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
IEC StandardIEC60454-3 Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Tapes for Electrical Purposes Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials)
UNSPSC Code 31201502(Electrical insulating tape)