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Line Uprating Leads to Structural Reinforcement

ATC finds pole reinforcement can extend the life of an existing asset and reduce overall upgrade costs.

American Transmission Co. and other utilities are finding high-voltage electrical transmission line and substation upgrade projects place increased structural demand on existing steel-pole support structures. Transmission line and substation engineers must find economical solutions when existing steel poles are determined to be overloaded structurally from wire upgrades, code changes, and line routing or substation layout modifications. Reinforcement solutions are

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