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This specification covers the in-service inspection and electrical testing of temporary protective grounding jumper assemblies used by electrical workers in the field on de-energized electric power lines, circuits, and equipment. These assemblies consist of flexible cables, ferrules, clamps, and connectors. The test procedures detailed here provide an objective means of determining if a grounding jumper assembly meets minimum electrical specifications. The application, care, use, and maintenance of this equipment are not addressed in this specification.
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1.1 These specifications cover the in-service inspection and electrical testing of temporary protective grounding jumper assemblies which have been used by electrical workers in the field.
1.2 These specifications discuss methods for testing grounding jumper assemblies, which consist of the flexible cables, ferrules, clamps and connectors used in the temporary protective grounding of de-energized circuits.
1.3 Manufacturing specifications for these grounding jumper assemblies are in Specifications F 855
1.4 The application, care, use, and maintenance of this equipment are beyond the scope of this specification.
1.5 Units of measurement used in this specification are in the Metric system (SI) with English units given in parentheses.
1.6 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test portions 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 requirements 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.
IEEE StandardsIEEE Standard 1048–1990 IEEE Guide for the Protective Grounding of Power Lines
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
F855 Specifications for Temporary Protective Grounds to Be Used on De-energized Electric Power Lines and Equipment
ICS Number Code 29.120.50 (Fuses and other overcurrent protection devices)
UNSPSC Code 39121441(Electrical jumper cable); 56101808(Swings or jumpers or accessories)
ASTM F2249-03(2009), Standard Specification for In-Service Test Methods for Temporary Grounding Jumper Assemblies Used on De-Energized Electric Power Lines and Equipment, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top