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Our comprehensive High Voltage Test Facility is industry compliant and set up to clean, inspect and test just about any piece of safety equipment that you might need. Our test system for rubber gloves minimizes the potential for a life-threatening mistake. Cover-up equipment, live-line tools and other protective equipment are all Direct Current (DC) tested in accordance with the most stringent standards.
Our repair facilities, including a machine shop and paint booth, can accommodate most tool and equipment repairs quickly and efficiently. Full compliance testing of repaired equipment is done before that equipment is put back into service.
Because we operate a DC test facility, you can expect to pay less and get faster results. DC testing is also less damaging to equipment, so less of your equipment is destroyed during testing, allowing for proper repair of the equipment instead of replacement.
Along with our leading test facility, our highly skilled personnel have a depth of experience unmatched in the industry. They have hands-on knowledge of the power transmission business and understand the need for reliable, safe equipment better than anyone.
All protective equipment is required by law to be tested at least once a year for compliance with manufacturer specifications and industry standards. Ensuring your safety equipment meets or exceeds the highest standards reduces the costs of lost-time incidents.
Our certification stamp or label shows that your equipment meets or exceeds the appropriate standards, ensuring that your workers are using properly tested and compliant equipment. On aerial devices, we inspect the liner, boom, basket, jib and the hydraulic fluid in the lines.
EPCOR offers the following high voltage services:
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.
We also have the following products for sale throughout the year:
For more information on our high voltage testing services and products, please email us at
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EPCOR High Voltage Testing Facility
12116 - 107 Street NWGarage 1, Building 1, Room 1.18Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2S7Tel: