Standard for the Testing of Overhead Transmission and Distribution Line Hardware
|Publication Date:||16 September 1997|
This standard covers the requirements for mechanically testing load-rated line hardware for use on transmission and distribution facilities. This standard is intended to cover routine acceptance testing. It is not intended for initial design tests. This standard specifically addresses, but is not limited to, clevis and eye fittings, Y-clevis fittings, socket fittings, ball fittings, chain links, shackles, triangular and rectangular yoke plates, suspension clamps, and strain clamps. This standard may be applied to other line hardware as agreed upon by the manufacturer and the end user.
All load-rated line hardware conforming to the requirements of this standard shall, in all respects, meet the acceptance criteria in Clause 5, when tested in accordance with the procedures outlined in Clause 6.