Active Standard ASTM F478 | Developed by Subcommittee: F18.25
Book of Standards Volume: 10.03
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This specification covers the in-service care, inspection, testing, and use voltage of insulating line hose and covers for protection from electrical shock. Line hose covered in this specification are designed as Type I or Type II; Class 0, Class 1, Class 2, Class 3 or Class 4; Style A, Style B, Style C or Style D. Covers covered in this standard are designated as Type I or Type II; Class 0, Class 1, Class 2, Class 3 or Class 4; Style A, Style B, Style C, Style D or Style E. Electrodes, ac test, and dc tests shall be performed to conform with the specified requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers the in-service care, inspection, testing, and use voltage of insulating line hose and covers for protection of workers from accidental contact with energized electrical wires or equipment.
1.2 The following safety hazards caveat applies only to the test method portion, Section 7, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in 7.2.1.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1049 Specification for Rubber Insulating Covers
D1050 Specification for Rubber Insulating Line Hose
D2865 Practice for Calibration of Standards and Equipment for Electrical Insulating Materials Testing
F819 Terminology Relating to Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers
ICS Number Code 29.035.01 (Insulating materials in general)