Present methods of pole
inspection and testing are approximate and generally
subjective. The new Deuar system, based on objective direct measurements
of the needed pole strength, saves poles from premature replacement
and pinpoints all dangerous poles. It not only provides a more cost
effective maintenance of power pole assets but at the same time
increases the saftety of the public and utility personel. Analysis
by independent structural engineers has validated this pole testing
system and vast experience and statistics clearly indicate that
the risk of pole failure prior to the next pole assessment is many
times less than the present risk.
Transmission and distribution network of poles represents an electric
utility's greatest single infrastructure investment. Therefore,
power pole inspection is of paramount importance.
Inadequate pole inspection can lead to accidents and damage to utility's
network. Reliable pole inspection methods can both save money and