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Our high voltage testing and maintenance services are used by everyone from small electrical contractors to large electricity providers and mining companies across Western Canada and the Northwest Territories.
We offer cleaning, inspection and repair
as well as high voltage testing with dielectric or hipot tests to determine the effectiveness of the insulation and how well it withstands high voltage. We perform our high voltage tests from our direct current (DC) test facility in Edmonton. Tests are conducted according to the relevant standards set out by the American Standard Test Method (ASTM) International and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). Learn more about our
high voltage test facility advantages and electrical equipment testing standards.
We test to confirm there is no chance of dielectric breakdown due to electrical insulation exceeding the breakdown voltage. This ensures that when your employees are working near live power lines, they will be protected from injury.
To ensure the safety of your workers, the insulating protection of gloves must be properly maintained. This means gloves should be properly stored, manually inspected before each use and electrically tested every 6 months according to American Standard Test Method International Standards ASTM F496 and ASTM F1236.
According to ASTM F1236, insulated rubber gloves should be inspected prior to each use for:
We offer comprehensive compliance testing for insulated rubber gloves. Here's how our high voltage test lab will test your gloves:
We offer testing for a wide variety of rubber/plastic blankets, as well as insulating line hose and covers. Electrical testing for compliance is governed by ASTM F478, ASTM F479.
Our High Voltage Test Lab offers both testing and maintenance services for common fiberglass hand-held live-line insulating tools. Examples of these tools include: hotsticks, pruning sets, shotgun stick.
Testing and maintenance for these tools is governed by ASTM F3121/F3121M.
You are responsible for proper handling of fiberglass live-line insulating tools. This means they should be stored in a clean, dry environment and secured to prevent rubbing and scratching.
You are also responsible for continual visual inspection which includes looking for:
You can ensure the finish is maintained by:
The ASTM standard (ASTM F3121/F3121M) requires electrical testing and formal examination of your tools at least every 2 years.
Our inspection process involves:
We also offer additional services like:
We offer testing and inspection services for protective grounds and jumpers. The ASTM standard requires testing every year.
You are responsible for maintaining and visually inspecting protective grounds/jumpers. Here are some things to look for during your inspection:
We offer thorough mechanical, visual and electrical testing to meet compliance with ASTM F2249. Test frequency is not specified by this standard, but instead is left to your discretion. Our high voltage test lab will:
Compliance with Canadian Standards Association's (CSA) C225-10 requires all insulated booms be tested at least every 12 months.
You are responsible for maintaining the glossy finish of the boom. Regular cleaning and waxing ensures that the boom maintains a water repellent finish.
We offer testing for trucks and individual truck components:
We're a Certified Repair Agent for Utility Solutions Break-Safe and Load Ranger tools.
We are certified to conduct:
We also stock a wide selection of non-standard replacement parts.
We're a Certified Repair Agent for S&C Loadbuster tools.
Our Test Facility offers comprehensive compliance testing for rubber insulated electrical gloves.
Testing of high voltage gloves should be done every 6 months.
ensure the safety of your lineman and employees working with high voltage, the insulating protection of gloves must be properly maintained.
We have Salisbury gloves and glove protectors available for sale throughout the year. Inquire when booking your service.
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Our facility runs high voltage tests on a wide variety of rubber or plastic insulated cover-up equipment such as high voltage insulating blankets, line hose, line covers and plastic guards designed to protect from accidental contact with high voltage lines, poles, and more. Inspection and testing is extremely important to ensure the electrical safety of the equipment.
For insulated rubber line hoses, covers and plastic guards, testing is determined by the user; equipment should not be used if safety of protective equipment is questioned.
We have high voltage insulating blankets available for sale throughout the year. Inquire when booking your service.
Our test facility offers inspection, testing and maintenance services for fiberglass hand-held live-line insulated tools, such as hot stick testers, pruning sets and shotgun sticks.
We have Chance and Hastings high voltage hot sticks available for sale throughout the year. We can also custom build fibreglass hotsticks. Inquire when booking your service.
An inspection at the high voltage test facility provides thorough mechanical, visual and electrical testing for protective grounds, grounding cables and bypass jumpers.
Electrical testing for compliance is governed by ASTM F2321, CSA Z462 (5.11.2 and 5.11.3).
We can build protective grounds customized to customer needs. Inquire when booking your service.
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Our facility offers testing for trucks and individual truck components.
We are a certified repair agent for Utility Solutions and S&C load break tools, helping keep lineman safe.
As a Certified Repair Agent for Utility Solutions, we are certified to conduct the following on their load break tools including BREAK-SAFE® and
We're a Certified Repair Agent for the S&C Loadbuster® load break tools and are certified to:
We stock a wide selection of replacement parts for Utility Solutions and S&C load break tools.
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The high voltage testing services we provide are:
We also clean and repair, which saves you time and money.
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To book your service or for more information on our high voltage testing services and products, contact us at:
(780) 412-3840 Email:
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EPCOR High Voltage Testing Facility
12116 - 107 Street NWGarage 1, Building 1, Room 1.18Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2S7Get directions to the High Voltage Test Facility.