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Power to the Tower

From JPCL, November 2018

By Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

In a world where electronic communications and power transmission is expected to exist uninterrupted, the reliability of the necessary towers — many constructed of bolted, lattice-type carbon steel, usually hot-dip galvanized (HDG) — is often taken for granted. How can facility owners of elevated lattice structures lengthen the life of these structures, lower the risk of section loss or diminished structural functionality and concurrently lower the service cost per year? This article outlines some of the measures that have been employed by several leading Australian asset owners who are responsible for a portfolio of vulnerable structures in severe marine environments....


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