• Laboratory Testing

    Certified Laboratory Testing Program

    Burlington Safety Laboratory is fully accredited by the National Association of Independent Laboratories for testing high voltage rubber protective goods, to the following ASTM/ANSI Standards.

    GlovesD120 F496
    SleevesD1051 F496
    BlanketsD1048 F479
    Line HoseD1050 F478
    Rubber Insulation CoversD1049 F478
    Rubber Insulating MattingD178
    Hot Stick and Hot Line ToolsF711
    Insulating Plastic GuardsF712
    Insulating Aerial DevicesANSI-A92.2

    Test Procedure

    1. Solvent Cleaning – Solvent is environmentally acceptable, MSDS statement provided
    2. Detergent Washing – Mild detergent is used, MSDS statement provided.
    3. Dielectric Testing – Procedure is done in accordance with ASTM Standards, Rubber goods are rejected during this step for:
      • Electrical breakdown.
      • Leakage current exceeding maximum limits set forth in ASTM Standards.
    4. Drying – Drying is done with circulating warm air.
    5. Visual Inspection – Rubber goods are carefully inspected inside and out for age cracking, imperfections in the rubber, minor tears, chemical attack and corona cutting.
    6. Stamping – Rubber goods are stamped in ink and the boxes are labeled in accordance with ASTM.
    7. Packing – Rubber goods will be packed in cartons. Rejected gloves shall be so marked and returned.
    8. Documentation – Written certification of results will be furnished for all tested materials.