Work Item
ASTM WK70745

New Test Method for Determining Arc Ignition Withstand and Protective Performance of Rubber Insulating Sleeves

1. Scope

The development of test methods, specifications, practices and definitions; the promotion of knowledge; and the stimulation of research; relating to tools, materials and equipment used by a worker or group of workers for protection from electrical hazard. This Committee will coordinate its activities with other ASTM Committees and other organizations having common interests.


arc flash, personal protective equipment; rubber insulating sleeves; convective energy; electric arc; ignition; incident energy; radiant energy.


Currently no standard exists that provides a test method to evaluate rubber insulating sleeves and that will provide an arc rating for rubber insulating sleeves.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F18.15

Committee: F18

Staff Manager: Krista Robbins

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-20-2019

Technical Contact: Hugh Hoagland

Item: 001

Ballot: F18.15 (19-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item