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ASTM D1048-22

Standard Specification for Rubber Insulating Blankets

1.1This specification covers acceptance testing of rubber insulating blankets for protection of workers from accidental contact with live electrical conductors, apparatus, or circuits.

1.2Two types of blankets are provided and are designated as Type I, not resistant to ozone, and Type II, resistant to ozone.

1.3Five classes of blankets, differing in electrical characteristics, are provided and are designated as Class 0, Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, and Class 4.

1.4Two styles of blankets, differing in construction characteristics, are provided and are designated as Style A and Style B.

1.5The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.6The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Sections 16 "“ 19, of this specification: 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


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