1.1 These test methods cover procedures for testing pressure-sensitive adhesive-coated tapes to be used as electrical insulation. These tapes are classified as follows:
1.1.1 Class 1—Non-elastomeric backings made from materials such as:
|Paper, flat or creped,|
|Fabric, uncoated or coated,|
|Cellulose ester films,|
|Polyethylene terephthalate (polyester) films,|
|Fluorocarbon polymer films,|
|Composite filament films,|
|Polyimide films, and|
1.1.2 Class 2—Elastomeric backings that are characterized by both high stretch and substantial recovery. These backings are made from materials such as:
|Vinyl chloride and co-polymers,|
|Vinylidene chloride and co-polymers, and|
|Polyethylene and co-polymers.|
1.2 Laminates of Class 1 and Class 2 backings should be tested according to Class 1 test methods.
1.3 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 specific hazards see Section 3.
1.4 The procedures appear in the sections indicated below and in alphabetical order:
|Adhesion Strength to Steel and Backing at Room Temperature||46-53|
|Adhesion Strength to Steel and Backing at Low Temperatures||46-53|
|Bond Strength After Solvent Immersion||110-115|
|Breaking Strength and Elongation at Room Temperature||37-45|
|Breaking Strength and Elongation at Low Temperatures||37-45|
|Curling and Twisting||140-146|
|Dielectric Breakdown Voltage||83-90|
|Effect of Accelerated Aging on High-Temperature Tapes||97-103|
|Insulation Resistance at High Humidity||91-96|
|Length of Tape in a Roll||28-36|
|Resistance to Accelerated Aging (Heat and Moisture)||129-139|
|Unwind Force at Room Temperature||54-65|
|Unwind Force at Low Temperatures||54-65|
Note 1—These procedures apply to both Class 1 and Class 2 tapes except as noted above.
1.5 The values stated in SI units are the standard, unless otherwise noted. If a value for measurement is followed by a value in inch-pound or English units in parentheses, the second value may only be approximate and is for information only. The first stated value is the preferred unit.
Note 2—These test methods are similar to IEC 60454–3, but may differ sometimes in some details.
1.6 This is a fire–test response standard.