Dielectric Rubber Goods Testing

Irby Tool & Safety is accredited by the North American Independent Laboratories (NAIL) for Protective Equipment Testing and is capable of testing with voltages from 500 to 100,000 volts.

All protective equipment is tested in accordance with the latest standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

Trust Irby's Accredited Rubber Goods Testing Labs

NAIL Certified Test Services with 5 strategically located facilities: Fargo, ND, West Boylston, MA, Lake Park, GA, Forth Worth, TX, Denver, CO.

What we test:

  • Insulating Gloves
  • Rubber Line Hose & Covers
  • Grounds and Jumpers
  • Insulating Sleeves
  • Dielectric Overshoes
  • Plastic Coverss
  • Insulating Blankets
  • Rubber Insulating Matting
  • Hot Sticks

Testing Process

  1. Check-in (Inventory of all items received and recorded on Test Report)
  2. Washing (Machine and hand washed to remove grime and previous certification stamp)
  3. Visual Inflation Inspection (Check both sides inside and out to identify tears, cuts, holes and any other irregularity)
  4. Dielectric Testing (Based on voltage classification of each item) Drying
  5. Certification Stamping (Applied just prior to shipping, includes date tested and maximum use voltage)
  6. Shipping and Record keeping (Detailed Test Report, by item, included with each order and a copy kept at the test lab)

Type of Equipment:

Maximum Test/Retest Requirements*

Insulating Gloves

Before first use and every six months thereafter

Insulating Sleeves

Before first use and every six months thereafter

Insulating Blankets

Before first use and every six months thereafter

Rubber Line Hose & Covers

Upon indication that insulating value is suspect

Plastic Covers

Upon indication that insulating value is suspect

Hot Sticks

Before first use and every two years thereafter

Rubber Insulating Matting

Upon indication that insulating value is suspect

Dielectric Overshoes

Upon indication that insulating value is suspect

Dielectric Overshoes

Grounds and Jumpers

* This is the maximum length of time allowed. Work practices and internal policies often dictate more frequent testing

Value Added Services

  • Scheduled Testing and Notification Services
  • Single Hand Glove and Sleeve Replacements
  • Automatic Replacement of Failures
  • Convenient and Dur-able Shipping containers

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