Irby Tool & Safety is accredited by the North American Independent Laboratories (NAIL) for Protective Equipment Testing and is capable of testing with voltages from 500 to 100,000 volts. All protective equipment is tested in accordance with the latest standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).





Trust Irby's Accredited Rubber Goods Testing Labs

NAIL Certified Test Services with 5 strategically located facilities: Fargo, ND, West Boylston, MA, Lake Park, GA, Forth Worth, TX, Denver, CO.





What we test:

  • Insulating Gloves
  • Rubber Line Hose & Covers
  • Grounds and Jumpers




  • Insulating Sleeves
  • Dielectric Overshoes
  • Plastic Covers
  • Insulating Blankets
  • Rubber Insulating Matting
  • Hot Sticks

Testing Process

  1. Check-in (Inventory of all items received and recorded on Test Report)
  2. Washing (Machine and hand washed to remove grime and previous certification stamp)
  3. Visual Inflation Inspection (Check both sides inside and out to identify tears, cuts, holes and any other irregularity)
  4. Dielectric Testing (Based on voltage classification of each item) Drying
  5. Certification Stamping (Applied just prior to shipping, includes date tested and maximum use voltage)
  6. Shipping and Record keeping (Detailed Test Report, by item, included with each order and a copy kept at the test lab)







Recommended Testing Schedules


Type of Equipment:Maximum Test/Retest Requirements*
Insulating GlovesBefore first use and every 12 months thereafter
Insulating SleevesBefore first use and every six months thereafter
Insulating BlanketsBefore first use and every 12 months thereafter
Rubber Line Hose & CoversUpon indication that insulating value is suspect
Plastic CoversUpon indication that insulating value is suspect
Hot SticksBefore first use and every two years thereafter
Rubber Insulating MattingUpon indication that insulating value is suspect
Dielectric OvershoesUpon indication that insulating value is suspect
Grounds and JumpersUpon indication that insulating value is suspect


* This is the maximum length of time allowed. Work practices and internal policies often dictate more frequent testing





VALUE-ADDED SERVICES

  • Scheduled Testing and Notification Services
  • Automatic Replacement of Failures
  • Convenient and Durable Shipping containers




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