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Tool Repai r & Storage – 2500
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September 2012
Phone: 573-682-5521 Email: hpsliterature@hubbell.com Web: hubbellpowersystems.com
Cleaning a pole
with Chance
Moisture Eater II
Features & Applications
• Chance introduced Epoxiglas
®
in 1957
• The result of a three-year research and development
program
• Epoxiglas
®
consists of thousands of epoxy resin-
impregnated glass fibers
• Fibers are wound around and laid lengthwise over a
unicellular plastic foam core
• Foam core consists of millions of individual cells
• Cells contain a low boiling inert material which inhibits
moisture absorption and condensation
• Unicellular foam is bonded to reinforced walls to obtain
a foam integrity that cannot be matched by other tool
manufacturing methods
• Electrical and mechanical advantages of Epoxiglas
®
Hot
Line Tools have been verified by their acceptance for
stringent requirements of hot line maintenance
Care of Expoxiglas
®
Hot Line Tools
• Manufactured with extreme care
• Care should be used in the protection of these tools
• Proper care will result in longer life and safety and
produce
• Builds confidence with line crews who use these tools
• One of the most important factors in the care of hot
line tools is to keep them dry
• They should never be laid directly on the ground
• Keep in truck or a tool trailer until ready for use
• Place on a tool rack near the groundman when ready
for use
• A clean dry tarpaulin should be spread to prevent tools
from contacting ground
• Most line crews have groundman wipe hot stick clean
• This is performed with a silicone impregnated Chance
Hot Stick Wiping Cloth immediately before it is sent up
the structure for use on energized lines
Repairing Small Ruptures
• Surface ruptures in Epoxiglas should be repaired as
soon as discovered
• Repairs can be made by removing damaged fibers,
cleaning the void with Chance Moisture Eater II and
applying Chance Epoxiglas Bond
• After patch has set, refinish pole (after 24-hour cure
time) with Epoxiglas
®
Gloss Restorer and it is ready for
use
Protecting Tools during Transportation
• Containers or bags should be used to prevent damage
to surfaces of individual tools
• Tools should be mounted on racks in trucks or trailers
• Racks should be well padded and hold tools firmly in
order to prevent damage
Cleaning Epoxiglas
®
Hot Line Tools
• Clean and regloss after approximately 10 wipedowns
with silicone
• Clean and regloss when contaminated by moisture-
bearing and conductive materials
• Use Chance cleaner-solvent, Moisture Eater II
• Cleaner can be applied with a non-abrasive cloth
• For heavy contamination, use abrasive cleaning pads
• If gloss finish of pole has been removed, it can be
returned to factory conditions by coating with Chance
Gloss Restorer
• This forms a clear, tough coating to prevent future
contamination
Epoxiglas
®
Hot Sticks
Care, Storage and Repair of Epoxiglas
®
Tools