ASTM F479 - 06(2011)

    Standard Specification for In-Service Care of Insulating Blankets

    Active Standard ASTM F479 | Developed by Subcommittee: F18.25

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.03


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    ASTM F479

    Significance and Use

    Compliance with this specification should continue to provide personnel with insulating blankets of known and acceptable quality after initial acceptance in accordance with Specification D1048. The standards herein are to be considered as minimum requirements.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the in-service care, inspection, testing, and use voltage of insulating blankets for protection of workers from accidental contact with live electrical conductors, apparatus, or circuits. The product requirements and acceptance testing are as shown in Specification D1048.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 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. See Section 6 and 8.2 for specific precautionary statements.


    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

    D1048 Specification for Rubber Insulating Blankets

    D2865 Practice for Calibration of Standards and Equipment for Electrical Insulating Materials Testing

    F819 Terminology Relating to Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers

    ANSI Standard

    C84.1 Voltage Ratings for Electric Power Systems and Equipment (60 Hz)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.260 (Protection against electric shock. Live working)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F0479-06R11

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