Guide for In-Service Use, Care, Maintenance, and Testing of Conductive Clothing for Use on Voltages up to 765 kV AC and ±750 kV DC
|Publication Date:||5 December 2012|
This guide provides recommendations for the in-service visual inspection, use, care, maintenance, and electrical testing of conductive clothing, including suits, gloves, socks, and boots, for use during linework on voltages up to 765 kV ac and ±750 kV dc.
Testing pertains only to nondestructive electrical tests that can be performed periodically to check if there is any reduction in the conductivity of the clothing.
The purpose of this guide is to present, in one document, sufficient details of presently used methods and techniques to provide for inspection, care, maintenance, and field testing.
This guide also presents a new method of testing conductive clothing. This guide is intended to direct attention to appropriate standards and regulations relating to the care or testing of conductive clothing.
It is not intended that this guide should replace present proven company procedures, nor imply that these recommendations are superior to existing practices and therefore should be universally adopted as company standards. This compilation of many accepted practices is presented specifically in the form of a guide to be used by those utilities that are seeking guidance in establishing methods and procedures for the use, care, maintenance, and testing of conductive clothing.