IEC 6089-2020 Live working – Conductive clothing.
This document is applicable to conductive clothing, worn during live working (especially barehand working) on AC and DC electrical installations, to provide electrical continuity between all parts of the clothing and a reduction of electric field inside the clothing.
This document is applicable to conductive clothing assembled from a conductive garment (jackets and trousers or coveralls forming a one-piece garment) and from conductive component parts (gloves, hoods or helmets, shoes or boots, overshoe socks and socks) in electrical systems with nominal voltage up to 1 000 kV AC and up to ±800 kV DC.
This document does not indicate values of protection from the effects of the electric arc, because any value indicated would not guarantee the necessary protection from the effects of electric arcs, or the operator would need to wear very heavy and rigid conductive clothing, which would not allow the execution of the work in safety.
The products designed and manufactured according to this document contribute to the safety of the users provided they are used by persons trained for the work, in accordance with the live working methods and the instructions for use.
2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies.
For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
IEC 6021 2:201 0, Standard conditions for use prior to and during the testing of solid electrical insulating materials
IEC 6041 7, Graphical symbols for use on equipment (available at: http://www.graphical- symbols.info/equipment)
IEC 61 31 8, Live working – Conformity assessment applicable to tools, devices and equipment
IEC 61 477, Live working – Minimum requirements for the utilization of tools, devices and equipment
ISO 31 75 (all parts), Textiles – Professional care, drycleaning and wetcleaning of fabrics and garments
ISO 6330, Textiles – Domestic washing and drying procedures for textile testing
ISO 1 2947-1 , Textiles – Determination of the abrasion resistance of fabrics by the Martindale method – Part 1: Martindale abrasion testing apparatus
ISO 1 2947-2, Textiles – Determination of the abrasion resistance of fabrics by the Martindale method – Part 2: Determination of specimen breakdown
ISO 1 3937-2, Textiles – Tear properties of fabrics – Part 2: Determination of tear force of trouser-shaped test specimens (Single tear method)
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in IEC 61 31 8 and the following apply.
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3.1 component part
additional element of the complete conductive clothing such as glove, sock, scarf, head cover, face screen, and footwear worn in addition to the main garment and bonded to it
3.2 conductive clothing
clothing made of natural or synthetic material(s) with integral interwoven conductive fibres or layers used to provide electrical continuity between all parts of the clothing and a reduction of the electric field inside the clothing.IEC 6089 pdf download.