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BC Hydro Wood Pole Performance
The 'Bowen Island Study' is really a study on Salt Spring Island
Wood Pole Test and Treat Maintenance Program - BC Hydro
If in doubt on the effectiveness of the boron sticks, use a field bandage .....
In real life, not all hydro poles have such ease of access as that which the study used on Bowen Island
But that's okay because it has a Full Bandage Wrap
When the angle of the dangle ...... is on a 45 degree slope
Pulled out of the Ground
The Boron stick is nowhere near the rot which is five to seven feet down
But then there's been no mention of the minor detail that the structural galvanized metal inside the concrete poles, would, and did, RUST out.
|Spun Beaton Concrete Pole now used as an Ashtray|
|Therefore Many Ashtrays, or crushed for use on highway projects.|
“Concrete poles, they’ve been around a long time — since the ‘70s,” BC Hydro community relations manager Dag Sharman told KTW.“We identified a potential safety issue with the concrete poles and that’s why they’re being replaced.”Highland Powerlines is the contractor BC Hydro has hired to switch out a number of concrete poles in the Kamloops area, and project manager Rob Oleksyn said the issue has to do with the steel re-enforcement inside the concrete.“There’s an electrolysis issue they’re having,” he said.“The concrete is a conductor because it’s got steel inside.“It’s causing the bolts to fail. It’s actually deteriorating the galvanized bolt inside the concrete pole.”Oleksyn said a worst-case scenario would likely see a downed line, but Sharman said no issues have been reported and the switch back to wood is a precautionary measure.
BC Hydro transmission poles Kamloops SCAC Beaton Spun Concrete
Spun-Beton, SCAC Canada, concrete poles
A concrete alliance for the customer service. Une Alliance en Béton au ...
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One wonders: Who owned the spun beaton concrete pole manufacturing company in the heart of 1970s SoCred country?
|Jan 12, 2015|
Prepare your business for outages: pole replacement work to accelerate in 2015
Bend-and-break: innovative wood pole program pays off - BC Hydro
The Georgia Straight
Homeless in Vancouver: Forestry’s concrete fears for wooden utility poles
by Stanley Q. Woodvine on January 21st, 2014 at 12:33 PM
.... A report put together in 1989 under the auspices of the Forest Resource Development Agreement, titled "Substitution: The Real Threat to B.C.’s Wood Products Sector", raised the alarm where utility poles were concerned .....
Substitution: Page 16 of 43
... Substitution by alternative materials poses more of a threat to the wood products industry than sales ..... made by spun tubular concrete and sheet steel fabrications. As if to ... Beton Products Ltd. of Kamloops).