Design Tests Check for Excessive Leakage Currents
Fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) rod is commonly used in hot-line tools. Among the design tests for this material are tests for leakage current before and after high-humidity conditioning. This standard design test is specified in ASTM F 711-89. A manufacturer of FRP rod desired to perform this design test on its product, but did not have the specialized equipment or facilities to do so. S&C's experienced staff of engineers, model makers, and test personnel was able to address this request efficiently and cost effectively.