Located approximately 40 miles from downtown Dallas, Sabre Industries’ industrial complex in Alvarado, Texas, is home to three state-of-the-art facilities that use some of the latest technology in our industry. These three facilities include: the new testing station, Sabre/Brametal Testing Services, LLC, Sabre-FWT’s manufacturing plant and Sabre Galvanizing Services. They are included in the Technical Tours at the 2016 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Expo.
The first group will begin their tour in the observation building at Sabre/ Brametal Testing Services, LLC. Bringing completely automated, full scale structure testing back to the United States, the new testing station was developed by Brametal and specifically designed to test lattice towers, tubular steel structures and wood or concrete poles. Guests will be able to observe how the most advanced technology in the industry is utilized to justify a structure’s design.
The second group will begin their tour at the manufacturing facility where they will see how Sabre-FWT’s totally integrated process interfaces directly with the engineers’ designs providing all cutting and forming parameters for pole shafts, arms, base plates and flange plates.
The third group will begin in the back of the complex touring Sabre Galvanizing Services. A member of the Green Supplier’s Network, Sabre Galvanizing Services is one of the most environmentally friendly general galvanizers in the United States. Set on 35 acres, this 52,000-square-foot hot-dip galvanizer has a 65-foot kettle that holds 2.58 million pounds of molten zinc. With 20-ton lifting capacity, Sabre Galvanizing Services has the ability to dip even the largest structures.
Safety glasses and hard hats will be provided upon arrival to the facility. Tour attendees must wear appropriate shoes; no heels or open-toed shoes are allowed.
12:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Monday, May 2
Capacity: Limit to 60 per tour time. Split into groups of 20 for tour upon arrival. One group will start at the testing station, one at the galvanizer, and the other at the manufacturing facility