Q. What is the size of the market?
A. In Australia there are about 8 million wooden utility power poles with an annual ground line degradation rate of about 2.5% per year and growing. Currently with the old technology only about 20% can be reinforced. However, with the new ‘State of the Art Powerbeam technology up to 75% of all wooden power poles can be reinstated.
In America there are about 200 million wooden utility power poles with an annual ground line degradation rate of about 2.5% per year and growing. This creates an annual utillity pole market of US$3 billion. Currently with the old technology only about 20% can be reinforced. However, with the new ‘State of the Art Powerbeam technology up to 75% of all wooden power poles can be reinstated.
Q. What is the replacement cost of a utility power pole?
A. Some lightly laden small poles cost only a few hundred dollars to replace, whereas some large key transmission poles can cost more than $10,000. An average intermediate, rural & urban pole, depending on many factors may cost from $1,000 to $2,000 installed.
Q. What is the expected extended life of a Powerbeam reinstated power pole?
A. Depending on the condition of the top of the pole, you can expect a further 30 to 50 years of service.
Q. Why is this Powerbeam Reinstatement System so much better than any other power pole reinforcement/reinstatement system being used at this time?
A. In brief, when reinstating a power pole with Powerbeam you create a new composite pole with many advantages. The designed ductile failure mode gives the linesmen a very safe environment in which to work. The reinstated powerbeam pole is designed to avoid a catastrophic failure thereby significantly reducing the risk of major collateral damage from a pole failure. By using Powerbeam you raise the fulcrum point 5 feet above ground line, thus relieving much of the stress on the shaft of the pole. It is also a means to upgrade a power pole if you wish to string more or heavier loads on the system.
The Cost Savings are enormous. The speed of installation is quick and is done live, by just two men without any interruption to the power pole supply
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