The steel utility pole is an engineered product. It is designed to ASCE criteria, NESC minimum load requirements, and uses material and manufacturing to ASTM International specifications and welding to AWS specifications.
Steel utility poles increase system reliability and require less labor for installation and maintenance.
Non-toxic and 100% recyclable, steel poles offer a long-term solution for regulatory pressures to buy recycled and recyclable materials.
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A detailed, peer-reviewed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study finds that steel poles outperform wood poles in key environmental measures.
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Linemen from many utilities within the Nebraska Rural Electric Association (NREA) in Sidney, Nebraska work with steel distribution poles in hotline training. The lineman training focuses on the benefits of working with steel utility poles, and the linemen's satisfaction with steel utility poles. Steel distribution poles are light in weight and easy to install, require less maintenance, and offer lower overall life cycle cost.
7/4/2016 - Eight wooden power poles along U.S. Highway 70, some of which have begun to lean, will be replaced by self-supporting steel poles.
6/9/2016 - Steel’s profile as a green material is creating interest in replacing aging wood electric utility distribution poles with poles made of steel.
5/6/2016 - Several wooden poles snapped in two by a severe storm in Evansville, Indiana are being replaced with steel poles.
5/5/2016 - Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc. started replacing wood poles with steel poles following two major ice storm events that caused more than $35 million in damage.
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