COMPARISON BETWEEN THE VARIOUS ELECTRICAL INSULATION MATTING

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Characteristics

Safevolt Insulating Mats
(IS-15652)

X-Volt Insulating Mats
(IS-15652)

Rubber Mats
(IS-5424)

Insulation Mats
(IEC-61111)

Insulating Matting
(ASTM-D-178)

Insulation Matting
(AS/NZS-2978)

1CompositionElastomer (PVC)Elastomer (PVC)Natural RubberSpecial Rubber CompoundSpecial Rubber CompoundSpecial Rubber Compound
2Recommended Thickness2.0mm (Class A)
2.5mm (Class B)
3.0mm (Class C)
2.0mm (Class A)
2.5mm (Class B)
3.0mm (Class C)
Min. 6mm
Max. 25mm
Min. 2mm
Max. 4mm
Min. 3.2mm
Max. 12.7mm
Min. 6mm (Class A)
Min. 3mm (Class B)
3Thickness AllowedNo Restrictions on Max. ThicknessNo Restrictions on Max. ThicknessNo Restrictions on Max. ThicknessMax. Between 6mm to 14mmMin. 3.2mm
Max. 12.7mm
No Restrictions on Max. Thickness
4Tensile StrengthVery HighVery HighMediumHighMediumMedium
5ElongationVery HighHighMediumMediumMediumLow
6Acceptability/StandardIndiaIndiaIndiaWorldwideWorldwideAustralia/New Zealand
7FixingOptionalOptionalNot requiredOptionalNot requiredNot required
8MaintenanceLowLowHighLowLowLow
9Expected Life Span8-10years5-10years2-3years5-10years5-10years4-8years
10Flame RetardanceHighHighLowHighNil for Type-I
High for Type-IIB
Low
11Insulation Resistance with WaterHighHighMediumHighMediumMedium
12Electrical InsulationVery HighVery HighMediumVery HighVery HighMedium
13Ground TreatmentNot essentialNot essentialNot RequiredNot essentialNot RequiredNot Required
14Oil ResistanceHighHighPoorHighNil for Type-I
High for Type-IIC
Poor
15Acid ResistanceHighHighMediumHighMediumLow
16Alkali ResistanceHighHighMediumMediumMediumLow
17Low TemperatureGoodGoodPoorGoodGoodGood
18Visual/AestheticVery GoodGoodPoorGoodGoodGood
19Weight per Sq. Mtr.LowLowHighLowMedium-HighMedium
20PricingLow Overall Cost
High Initial Cost
Low Overall Cost
Medium Initial Cost
High Overall Cost
Low Initial Cost
Lowest Overall Cost
Medium Initial Cost
Medium Overall Cost
Medium Initial Cost
Medium Overall Cost
High Initial Cost