ASTM International - ASTM F712-88(2000)
Standard Test Methods for Electrically Insulating Plastic Guard Equipment for Protection of Workers
|Publication Date:||1 January 2000|
|ICS Code (Protection against electric shock. Live working):||13.260|
1.1 These test methods cover three electrical tests on plastic guards and assembled guard systems. They are:
1.1.1 Method A--Withstand voltage proof test,
1.1.2 Method B--Flashover voltage, and
1.1.3 Method C--Leakage current.
1.2 These methods cover, but are not limited to, the following typical guards:
1.2.1 22.214.171.124 Line guards,
126.96.36.199 Line guard connectors,
188.8.131.52 Insulator covers, and
184.108.40.206 Deadend covers.
1.2.2 Structure and Apparatus Covers:220.127.116.11 Pole guards,
18.104.22.168 Ridge pin covers,
22.214.171.124 Switch blade covers,
126.96.36.199 Arm guards,
188.8.131.52 Cutout covers, and
184.108.40.206 Structural barriers,
1.3 It is common practice for the user of this equipment to prepare instructions for the correct use and maintenance.
1.4 The use and maintenance of this equipment is beyond the scope of these test methods.
1.5 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.