Glove Inflator

Glove Inflator Part number 9010-51200

Gloves should be tested each day before use for pinholes. Just roll the cuff of the glove over the inflator and pump it up to find any abrasions and pinholes.

ASTM Standard F496-08 states:

8.3 Insulating gloves shall be given an air test by rolling the cuff tightly toward the palm in such a manner that air is entrapped inside the glove, or by using a mechanical inflator. When using the latter, care shall be taken to avoid over-inflation. The glove shall be examined for punctures and other defects. Puncture detection may be enhanced by listening for escaping air or holding the gloves against the worker’s cheek to feel for escaping air. See Guide F 1236.

NOTE 11—Inflation Limits:

Type I—No part of the glove or sleeve shall be stretched more than twice the normal size.

Type II—No part of the glove or sleeve shall be stretched more than 1.25 times the normal size.