ASTM F478 - 14a

    Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Line Hose and Covers

    Active Standard ASTM F478 | Developed by Subcommittee: F18.25

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.03


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    Abstract

    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.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Code

    ICS Number Code 29.035.01 (Insulating materials in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40142000(Hoses)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F0478-14A

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F478-14a, Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Line Hose and Covers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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