POLE TEST & TREAT (PTT) provides a complete QUALITY program.
The existence of any wood pole is reliant on the maintenance it receives while in service. Poles should through a scheduled program receive a test and treat maintenance plan and safety audits during the life expectancy of the pole. The purpose of a planned inspection schedule is to identify poles in the early stages of decay and danger poles so corrective action can be taken.
POLE TEST & TREAT (PTT) is the utilities source for pole maintenance with less costs and increased revenue. With over 24 years of company experience and qualified employees the utility is assured of quality service and a well maintained product.
The major purpose for maintaining wood poles is to extend their service life, thereby minimizing replacement costs. The treatment of wood poles with wood preservative pesticides is undertaken to prevent decay from wood rot or structural damage from insects, which can lead to pole failure, increased power outages and reduced worker and public safety. The method of a scheduled test and treat program can reduce the number of poles that have to be replaced, and extends the service life of wood poles by up to five times.
Our qualified test and treat personnel are experienced through education, field training, testing, and certified by our in depth company program. All personnel including others with several years of experience must complete our program and product recognition.
The information the inspector collects reflects the life blood of the pole, providing the utility with a visual picture of the pole condition, treatment taken, recommendations and assistance in their continuing maintenance program. This information is critical in
determining the life status of the pole. Our inspectors understand that a true test and treatment program goes beyond the field. They are the eyes for the utility, and their actions and data will aid in maintaining the value as well as the safety of the project.
In the field the inspection must start with an visual overall view of the pole. Identifying any defect condition of the pole, such as; pole top split, rot, woodpecker holes, splits, unusual checks, fire, lighting, mechanical damage, etc. Condition of the equipment and attachment and documenting each findings.
Some utility programs only require pole of a later age be tested. It is our belief through experience that if a visual of all poles is required a sounding should also be completed. Other pole may require excavation around the pole, drilling, examining, strength calculation, specific treatment with all activities being recorded and recommendations provided.
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