• 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/F496Every 6 months
    SleevesD1051/F496Every 12 months
    BootsF1116/F1117Every 6 months
    BlanketsD1048/F479Every 12 months
    Line HoseD1050/F478Every 12 months
    Rubber Insulating CoversD1049/F478Every 12 months
    Rubber Insulating MattingD178Every 12 months
    Hot Stick and Hot Line ToolsF711Every 2 years
    Insulating Plastic GuardsF712Every 12 months
    Grounds and JumpersF855/F2321Every 12 months
    Insulating Aerial DevicesANSI-A92.2Every 12 months

    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.