The EQUI-MAT is a personal protective ground grid that offers an equipotential zone on which operators can safely perform assembly, manoeuvre and maintenance of electrical installations, as well as work in proximity to line maintenance vehicles.
Complies with OSHA 1910.269 for equipotential requirements near vehicles, underground gear, overhead switches and in substations. Also, complies with ASTM F2715 Standard.
It is designed to act in parallel with correctly installed grounding temporary sets.
The EQUI-MAT requires low maintenance and cleaning is done with water and, if necessary, a neutral detergent, and left to air dry. The personal protective mats can be folded and stored in a tool bag to keep it clean and protected. Each piece comes with complete instructions.
There are 2 mats models: normal (orange) and slip-resistant (black). The slip-resistant ground grid is ideal for adverse weather conditions of rain, snow and ice. The materials used prevent slips and falls.
Whenever a larger equipotential surface is needed, several EQUI-MAT mats can be joined together by means of their connecting tabs with bolt, washer and nut included with each mat. Simply place lug connector tabs of two adjacent mats on the supplied bolt or threaded shank of a ball stud and secure with supplied washer and nut. The terminals and fittings must be clean and tight to ensure a good connection. The most common settings are shown below.
|METHOD "A" OF CASCADING GRIDS|
|Use this method where a substantial ground is available|
|METHOD "B" OF CASCADING GRIDS|
|Use this method where a substantial ground is NOT available|
It is available in several sizes, both in the normal or standard version, in orange, as the slip-resistant version, in black, to work in rain, snow or mud.
|147 x 147 cm||8,6 kg|
|147 x 305 cm||12,2 kg|
|305 x 305 cm||13,6 kg|