Significance and Use
Self-adhesion is a primary initial property since it affects layer-to-layer bonding. The integrity of the bond can significantly affect the electrical and physical performance of the insulation system. Therefore, the degree of self-adhesion is directly related to apparatus performance.
A high degree of self-adhesion is desirable for most electrical applications. In this test, a short unwinding length indicates a high degree of self-adhesion.
This test method has been found useful as a quality control test for lot acceptance.
1.1 These test methods cover tests for bondable silicone rubber tapes which form a sealed structure either with the application of heat (and pressure if needed) or by the process of auto-adhesion (self-fusing).
1.2 The methods appear in the following sections:
| Adhesion||3-9 |
| Bond Strength||10-17 |
| Dielectric Breakdown Voltage||18-25 |
| Hardness ||40|
| Length||32 and 33 |
| Thickness ||26-31|
| Width||35-39 |
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard, except for °C. The values in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 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 hazard statement see 22.1.1.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies
D374 Test Methods for Thickness of Solid Electrical Insulation
D1000 Test Methods for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Tapes Used for Electrical and Electronic Applications
D1458 Test Methods for Fully Cured Silicone Rubber-Coated Glass Fabric and Tapes for Electrical Insulation
D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness
D6054 Practice for Conditioning Electrical Insulating Materials for Testing
bond strength; bondable silicone rubber tape; dielectric breakdown voltage; durometer hardness; electrical insulation; self-fusing tape; taper edge tape; Adhesion--electrical insulating materials; Adhesive tape (electrical insulating); Bondable silicone rubber tape; Bond strength--electrical insulating materials; Dielectric breakdown voltage; Durometer hardness; Electrical insulating materials; Electrical insulating rubber; Electrical insulating tape; Insulating tape; Rubber electrical insulating tape; Self-fusing tape; Silicone--electrical insulating materials; Taper edge tape;
ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials)
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