Reliatanium, Reliaguard’s proprietary material does not burn or drip



Reliatanium, Reliaguards’s proprietary material, does not burn or drip and meets specific test criteria of the IEEE 1656 – 2010 guide.

Reliatanium Material

Reliaguard® manufactures cover-up products to prevent power outages caused by animal and bird contacts on energized equipment. Formed from Reliatanium™, Reliaguard’s proprietary dielectric material, covers are specially designed to protect both common and unique equipment configurations. Reliatanium is formulated to meet specific test criteria of the IEEE Std 1656™ 2010 performance guide and other critical benchmarks relevant to cover-up application. A few key characteristics that distinguish Reliaguard in the marketplace include:

  • V-0 Flammability – This means it will not burn, is self-extinguishing, and fire damaged material will not drip.
  • The IEEE Std 1656™-2010 is recognized by the electrical industry as the most comprehensive guideline to date for testing wildlife protective devices on overhead power distribution systems.
Competitor cover on fire


Designed to prevent wildlife caused outages, these guards are tested for application on equipment up to 38kV.   

Performance Test Test Standards Details Test Result
Flammability UL – 94 Vertical Flame Test Test plaques self-extinguishing with no drips V-0
Ultraviolet Aging IEEE std 1656™ – 2010 Section 5.6 After completing 1000 hours, no perceived changes to the condition of test samples. Completed
Tracking and Erosion Resistance IEC 60587 6 hrs (Full duration of test) Achieved @ 2KV
Wet Power Frequency Flashover IEEE Std 1656™-2010 Section 5.3 Average flashover value of all samples greater than 90% of the value obtained on the test fixture alone Passed
Wet Withstand IEEE Std 1656™-2010 Section 5.2.1 Option 1 – moving Electrode All Samples did not puncture or flash over Passed
Tensile Strength at Break ASTM D638 2,000 psi
Shore Durometer ASTM D2240 65 Shore D
Heat Deflection ASTM D648 225°F 66 psi