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How Fire Protection Coating can Protect Utility Poles in the Event of a Fire

June 1, 2020
Watch how Hubbell’s Fire Protection Coating performed during the proposed ASTM method for wood utility poles.

Wooden utility poles are vulnerable to fire, but they are a critical part of utility infrastructure. Although there are no guaranteed methods for protecting the millions of miles of power lines from fires, solutions like fire resistive coatings and wraps serve as an opportunity to prevent wooden poles from being weakened, toppled, or burnt away completely in the event of a fire. Hubbell Utility Solutions recently introduced a new product called Fire Protection Coating (FPC). This latex intumescent coating is formulated to preserve the structural integrity of utility poles in the event of a fire.

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