HOW AND WHERE DO WE CARRY OUT DIELECTRIC TESTS ON LIVE WORKING TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND PPE, AND ON INSULATED AERIAL DEVICES?
At Kolab Ensayos we have a separate laboratory where we test different electrical protection equipment in compliance with the respective applicable standards. Just like the insulating rubber gloves, all equipment sent to Kolab for testing is given a KL serial number, which will be indicated in the Test Certificate, together with that specific item’s characteristics, and the test result (PASS/FAIL). After testing, a sticker is affixed on every piece of protective equipment, indicating the KL number and the test date.
Tests can be carried out either at Kolab or at the client’s facilities, which requires sending out a mobile test unit and setting up a portable test lab. Every piece of equipment undergoes prior visual inspection to verify that they are in good condition and have all the markings required by the applicable standard (rated working voltage, electrical hazard double-triangle symbol, name of manufacturer, etc.).