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10/15/2014 - Information on the performance of hot-dip galvanized steel based on the classification of soil types is is available from the American Galvanizers Association.
10/15/2014 - Information on the Time to First Maintenance (TFM) for galvanized structures is available from the American Galvanizers Association.
8/28/2013 - A life cycle assessment study finds galvanized steel utility poles outperform wood poles in key environmental measures.
5/10/2005 - More objective criteria must be implemented to update and extend the NESC to reflect new materials.
4/1/2002 - This report contains the results of lightning inpulse tests conducted on various overhead distribution pole configurations.
4/1/2002 - These certified independent test results clearly demonstrate that numerous solutions exist to achieve a 300 kV BIL level (if desired) with steel poles.
4/23/2001 - The reliability of steel poles is significantly higher than wood poles in an evaluation of poles designed according to the 1997 NESC provisions for Grade C construction.
4/1/1999 - This paper presents evidence that the embedded portion of a representative steel pole offers significant grounding capability.
This paper examines the treatment of past and current factors used in the specification of strength and loading and compares it to "sound engineering principles."