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Remarkably flexible, round fiberglass poles are used as framing for a variety of structures like greenhouses, kites, and flag whips and flag poles. Other uses include:
Also known as glass fiber rods, solid fiberglass rods are available in custom colors, are inexpensive, non-conductive, and extremely durable.
Tencom Limited was contracted by an Electrical Utility company to fabricate fiberglass poles known as “hot line sticks” for their workers. These sticks are used on high voltage electrical power lines in different capacities.
It is important that these poles do not conduct electricity, so as to protect the worker from shock and also to avoid damaging the power lines. This is a specialized process that only a couple of manufacturers in the country have the ability to produce this product. The pole was composed of vinylester resin and special electrical glass.
This custom profile was formulated and pultruded using our proprietary techniques, holding tolerances of ±0.030” on the diameter.
The high voltage hot stick is available in lengths of 3’ to 20’, with thicknesses of 1”, 1-1/4”, and 1-1/2” in diameter. Built to withstand 100 KV per foot, it is durable as well as impervious to moisture.
Colored yellow according to customer specifications. Tested to meet the ASTM F-711 standard. Turnaround time for this project was 4 -5 weeks.
For more information about this project or our other capabilities please see the table below or contact us directly.
|Product Description||A variety of applications including fiberglass duct rods (fish tapes) and cable reinforcements.|
|Custom Pultrusion Capabilities Applied/Processes||Primary:
|Overall Part Dimensions||Material Thickness: 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2" diameters
Product Length: 3 to 20 feet
|Tightest Tolerances||+/-0.030" on the diameter|
|Material Used||Vinyl Ester Resin & Special Electrical Glass|
|Material Finish||Color: Yellow|
|Additional Facts||Withstand 100KV per foot. Not Absorb Moisture. Durable.|
|In process testing/inspection performed||Tested to meet ASTM F-711|
|Industry for Use||Electrical Utility|
|Delivery/Turnaround Time||4 to 5 weeks|
|Standards Met||Customer Specifications
|Product Name||Hot Line Sticks|