Born of a need to let the lineman get closer to his work, Chance EHV Barehand Conductive Clothing replaces hand tools on the end of 16-foot Epoxiglas® poles; the clothing is bonded to the conductor, placing the lineman within the field of electricity, not as a conductor himself, and allows him to work with his hand on the conductor hardware. Thus, transmission line maintenance efficiency and effectiveness are advanced without endangering the lineman and without interrupting customer service.For work on voltages through 765 kV, the two-piece conductive suit is made of a blend of Nomex aramid flame resistant fiber and microscopic stainless steel fiber. A Zepel finish is applied to repel water. Analysis and tests show the material: — is extremely strong and tear resistant. — meets or exceeds IEC 895 Specification for conductive clothing. — does not degrade with time or number of washings.