These requirements cover parts made of polymeric materials that are used in electrical equipment and describe the various test procedures and their use in the testing of such parts and equipment.
These requirements do not cover the specific insulating systems that are covered by the requirements contained in the Standard for Systems of Insulating Materials, General, UL 1446.
Test procedures are provided herein for the evaluation of polymeric materials in specific applications. These test procedures include references to data obtained from small-scale property tests conducted under standard conditions as well as other practical means of evaluation.
A product that contains features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems new or different from those covered by the requirements in this Standard, and that involves a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons shall be evaluated using the appropriate additional component and end-product requirements to determine that the level of safety as originally anticipated by the intent of this Standard is maintained. A product whose features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems conflict with specific requirements or provisions of this Standard shall not be judged to comply with this Standard. Where appropriate, revision of requirements shall be proposed and adopted in conformance with the methods employed for development, revision, and implementation of this Standard.