ASTM D178 Insulating Matting 17.5kV Type 1 Class 2 Electrical Mats
Insulating Matting to ASTM D178 Standards
SM553 is a high quality fine ribbed rubber insulating matting which is fully certified to meet American National Standard ASTM D178.
The ASTM D178 Class 2 matting is fully certified and tested to 30kV with a recommended safety working voltage of 17.5kV.
Additionally the insulating matting has a fine ribbed, anti-slip surface pattern on one side and a cloth impression finish on the reverse side ensuring safe electrical working conditions for users.
SM553 insulating matting is available in stock lengths of 10m x 0.91m or 1.2m and 22.86m x 0.91m or 1.2m with a thickness of 6.5mm and on request can be produced in cut length sizes and a variety of colours or with flame retardant, low emission grade materials.
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ASTM D178 Insulating Matting 17.5kV
Type SM553 is an insulating mat manufactured from rubber according to ASTM D178 specification Type 1 Class 2.
|Insulating Matting Part Number||SM553|
|Application||Electrical Safety, General Purpose, Health & Safety|
|Insulating Matting Product Description||17.5kV Working Voltage ASTM D178 ANSI JS.7 Type 1 Class 2 Anti-Slip Electrical Safety Matting|
|Colour||Black. Others available on request|
|Dielectric Test Voltage||30kV|
|Surface Proof Test Voltage||20kV|
|Stock Roll Sizes||10m x 0.91m x 6.5mm
10m x 1.2m x 6.5mm
22.86m x 0.91m x 6.5mm
22.86m x 1.2m x 6.5mm
|Hardness (Shore A)||65º|
|Tensile Strength||5 MPA|
American National Standard ASTM D178
The American National Standard ASTM D178 outlines the requirements for rubber matting for electrical purposes and specifies the construction materials, thickness, width and the testing conditions and results expected to meet the standard.
Contact T&D for prices, delivery and technical support for SM553 17.5kV Class 2 Electrical Mats.
MV-HV insulating matting also available for safe working on switchgears/switchboards up to 33kV.
ASTM D178 TYPE 1 CLASSES
Class 1 Mats – Test Voltage: 20,000 volts 20kV | Surface tested 10,000 volts 10kV | Maximum safe working voltage: 7,500 volts – see Class 1
Class 2 Mats – Test Voltage: 30,000 volts 30kV | Surface tested 20,000 volts 20kV | Maximum safe working voltage: 17,500 volts –
Class 3 Mats – Test Voltage: 40,000 volts 40kV | Surface tested 20,000 volts 20kV | Maximum safe working voltage: 26,000 volts – see Class 3
Class 4 Mats – Test Voltage: 50,000 volts 50kV | Surface tested 40,000 volts 40kV | Maximum safe working voltage: 36,000 volts – see Class 4
This specification covers the acceptance testing of insulating rubber matting that are used as a floor covering for the personal protection of workers. The sheeting shall be made from any elastomer or combination of elastomeric compounds. Two types of electrical matting, differing in chemical and physical characteristics, are provided and are designated as Type I, which has been properly vulcanized, and Type II, which has one or more of the following special properties: (A) ozone resistance; (B) flame resistance; and (C) oil resistance. Five classes of matting, designated as Classes 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4, are assigned according to electrical protection characteristics. When evaluated in accordance with the test procedures detailed herein, the matting shall adhere to the following property requirements: electrical properties such as phase-phase maximum use voltage, AC and DC proof-test voltages, AC and DC dielectric breakdown test voltages, and AC and DC electrode clearances; an physical and chemical properties such as moisture absorption, oil resistance, tensile strength, tension set, elongation, resistance to accelerated heat aging, and flame resistance.
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