The new VON glove testing machinery allows for specific test values and durations as recommended by various industry standards.
Is your glove testing lab using current technology?
Many of the testing labs in existence today are using the same old manual operation and manually operated equipment that was prevalent for use in the 1950's. A Lot has changed in the world of electricity. With that said, shouldn't the procedures for testing your electrical gloves?
Manually operated equipment can be left unattended, or too much voltage applied for too long. There is no chance of this occurance with our new testing system.
Southwest Energy Systems has invested in the newest technology available today. Our new VON glove testing machinery allows for specific test values and durations as recommended by various industry standards. What this means to you, is that the integrity of your rubber gloves can be compromised by the test operator that may apply the incorrect voltage for a longer than required duration. This is not to mention that the majority of the equipment on the market today is still using the old Alternating Current (AC) testing sources. Alternating Current produces Corona and one of the major causes of insulating glove failure. Corona creates a cutting action on rubber insulating gloves and can cause electricity to penetrate the rubber glove.
As we know, the reason rubber insulating gloves are used is to prevent accidental or intentional exposure to an energized source. You don't want to have the test voltage applied to be less than specified in the standards, or the test may not identify potential weaknesses in the rubber gloves. Applying voltages in excess of recommended levels can cause the rubber gloves to fail prematurely due to excess voltage exposure. Another potential hazard to having manual operation of glove testing equipment is prolonged exposure to voltage. For instance if a glove test operator accidentally applies too much voltage and is distracted during the testing, the gloves could be exposed to extreme voltages and longer periods of time than required for certification. Automated testing procedures and methods are pre-programmed into the glove testing equipment and when the testing is initiated, there is no chance for human error or interaction that may cause premature or abnormal failures. Have you ever noticed that most "glove testing" companies are also in the primary business of selling electrical gloves?
Southwest Energy Systems is NOT in the business of trying to upsell you electrical gloves. We're in the testing business, NOT the glove sales business. This is one of the many reasons why we use non-destructive glove testing equipment and methods that enhance and prolong the life of your electrical gloves. Our ONLY business at SES is providing you with truly unbiased, third-party electrical testing and engineering services. Should the need arise that you need to replace your rubber gloves, we can assist you with that process through established relationships we have with several providers to get you back on your way as fast as possible. We're NOT in the electrical Glove sales business.
A History of Glove Testing at Southwest Energy Systems.
Southwest Energy Systems has always tried to identify the shortcomings of our market and provide solutions to fill that gap. It's the way the company started and it will be the company will continue into the future.
Electrical glove testing is an integral part of providing the proper levels of personal protective equipment necessary for many skilled craftsmen (and women) to perform their tasks safely and effectively. There are a number of standards that require testing intervals to assure that gloves used in this application are tested regularly to provide safety.
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