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ACCEPTANCE TESTING AND IN-SERVICE
REPAIR, AND TESTING OF LIVE-LINE TOOLS
All insulating (and insulated) live-line tools purchased and used by Reclamation
shall be assembled from fiberglass reinforced plastic (RFP) rod and tube which has
been manufactured in accordance with ASTM Standard Specification No. F 711, and
various metal or fiberglass end fittings or components which allow the tool to be
used for specific types of work on energized electrical conductors and equipment.
These live-line tools must withstand high 60-Hz voltages for sustained periods of
time, as well as occasional switching surges. Therefore, Reclamation requires
acceptance testing on all new insulating live-line tools, as well as annual inspections
and tests for in-service live-line tools.
A2. Acceptance Testing
devices (corona rings) should be used at both the high-voltage and grounded
terminals to shield against damage to the FRP caused by corona discharge
streamers on the pole surface during the 60-Hz tests.
A-1 (FIST 3 - 29 5/90)
This Information is Reprinted From UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE
INTERIOR BUREAU OF RECLAMATION