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This specification covers manufacturing and testing of rubber insulating gloves for protection of workers from electrical shock. Two types of gloves are provided and are designated as Type I, non-resistant to ozone, and Type II, resistant to ozone. Six classes of gloves, differing in electrical characteristics, are provided and are designated as Class 00, Class 0, Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, and Class 4. The following tests shall be performed: ac proof test; ac breakdown test; ac moisture absorption/proof test; dc proof test; dc breakdown test; ozone resistance test; chemical tests; tensile strength; tear resistance test; and puncture resistance test.
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1.1 This specification covers manufacturing and testing of rubber insulating gloves for protection of workers from electrical shock.
1.2 Two types of gloves are provided and are designated as Type I, non-resistant to ozone, and Type II, resistant to ozone.
1.3 Six classes of gloves, differing in electrical characteristics, are provided and are designated as Class 00, Class 0, Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, and Class 4.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. See .
1.5 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Sections , , , and , 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 specific precaution statements, see .
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D297 Test Methods for Rubber Products--Chemical Analysis
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D573 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration in an Air Oven
D624 Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
D1415 Test Method for Rubber Property--International Hardness
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
D2865 Practice for Calibration of Standards and Equipment for Electrical Insulating Materials Testing
F819 Terminology Relating to Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers
IEEE/ASTM SI 10 American National Standard for Metric Practice
ICS Number Code 13.260 (Protection against electric shock. Live working)
UNSPSC Code 46181537(Insulated gloves)
ASTM D120-14a, Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Gloves, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top