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Overview

Network Reliability

In the current poles & wires electricity delivery climate, operational reliability of the network is considered the most important factor for transmission and distribution providers alike. Keeping the poles & wires safely up in the air and operational at an optimal cost, is an ongoing challenge, mainly due to the propensity of pole / structure failure through anything from bushfires to degradation of the pole material – whether wood, steel reinforced concrete, gal steel or other so called plastic composite materials.Dulhunty Poles aims to improve the ultimate reliability of overhead electricity networks worldwide, with Titan.

With fire proof Titan Poles offering an in-service lifetime warrantee, as well as eliminating all ongoing remedial chemical treatment forever; there is only one pole that can meet the long term cost effective demands of the title ‘Network Reliable’, and that is Titan.

‘The Reliable Titan’ reduces network operating costs and provides long term confidence for network owners and operators.

Installation

The preferred installation method is Direct Burial. One benefit of using Titan poles is that they are ideal in corrosive areas or areas subjected to chemicals. Unlike metal, Titan poles are not susceptible to chemicals, salt air, high humidity, varied soil conditions or other issues that may affect other materials. A Titan pole will not spall or chip from environmental conditions.

Industry Issues

  • Increasing demands for network reliability
  • Need to treat wood with preservative chemicals, wood supply shrinking
  • Industry issues include Termites, Bushfires, Conductivity of steel/concrete poles, Salt attack, Weathering
  • Weight of poles (wood, concrete) restricting machinery & transport
  • Rusting of poles made with steel reinforcing or using steel components
  • Carbon footprint of poles and all products in the present political context

WHY Engineered Cement Poles

  • Finished Pole is not subject to rot, rust, fire or termite attack and needs no chemical treatment. Expected life – more than 70 years
  • Long Term Cost Effective Network Reliabilty
  • Evidence of inspection can be demonstrated by reading RFID & downloading to computer
  • Inspection restricted to visual examination of any physical damage caused by vehicles or unusual natural events
  • Fire testing done according to ENA protocol. The results were excellent with the Titan pole the only non wooden pole tested in his manner
  • Other features: It can be drilled with carbide tipped bits or diamond coated hole saws, allowing field personnel to attach fittings if required
  • Titan pole has a taper of 12mm/m which allows fittings utilizing steel straps or collars if required.
  • Not subject to corrosion from salt air or pollution
  • It has a hard, impenetrable surface so that possums, koalas etc find them difficult to climb
  • Low Whole of Life Cost
  • Can be supplied in 2 parts to aid installation in difficult access areas or to reduce service downtime, and for special purpose applications up to 3 or 4 or more parts can be supplied.
  • Can be engineered for specific use
  • It is non conductive and leakage currents are demonstrably less than for spotted gum and much lower than for steel or steel reinforced concrete.
  • Each length can be supplied in the desired kN rating