How Composite Cross Arms Save Utilities Money

When we looked at the “6 Reasons to Choose FRP Cross Arms” one of our key reasons was Cost Savings. But how exactly can composite cross arms save a utility money? And, how much? Here we take a look at just one example of how significant savings can be achieved with FRP cross arms over use.. read more →

Testing of Composite Utility Products

We previously looked at how the pultrusion process manufactures composite cross arms. Though, manufacturing is just the first step in getting these composite transmission structures to our customers. What comes after the product has been created? This post provides an overview of the testing process from the point of view of our composite utility poles… read more →

How FRP Cross Arms are Made: The Pultrusion Process

We previously discussed “What is Composite?” looking at the history and types of composites and touching briefly on the process to manufacture composites. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how composites are manufactured by exploring the pultrusion process. What is Pultrusion? Pultrusion is a continuous manufacturing process in which various processes are.. read more →

Utility Technology Leaders: Who’s Using Composites?

Composite materials, such as Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP), are steadily gaining acceptance throughout the utility industry. This can be seen in the wide range of electrical utilities adopting composite cross arms and transmission poles as an economically- and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional materials like wood and steel. This post will have a look at just.. read more →

6 Reasons to Try FRP Cross Arms

In an industry with vast infrastructure that is meant to last a quarter century or more, changes don’t happen overnight when a new technology comes along. At this point you are probably aware of FRP as an alternative to traditional cross arm materials like wood or steel. But, why should you start using FRP cross.. read more →

How to Think Green in the Construction and Maintenance of Transmission Lines

Both private sector and public electrical utility companies are making strides in going green, including in the construction and maintenance of high voltage transmission lines. Why go green? Some reasons are practical, like the need for new materials as the supply of high quality timber becomes more limited; while other reasons take into account preserving.. read more →

The Pros and Cons of Materials for Overhead Transmission Line Structures

When it comes to electrical overhead transmission structures, there are four main materials commonly used to construct them: wood, steel concrete and fibre reinforced polymers. Historically, wood, steel and concrete have been the most frequently used materials for transmission structures. Recently, advances in materials technology have provided the opportunity for companies to use high tech.. read more →