CCG provides pultruded composite utility poles, custom fabricated to meet your strength and stiffness requirements. We offer FRP composite distribution poles ranging from Class 10 through 1, up to 80 feet in length, and FRP transmission poles from class 1 through H6, in various lengths. The poles are classified as ANSI O5.1 wood equivalent poles. StormStrong poles play a vital role in storm hardening strategies where high winds demand grid resilience.
Unlike wood poles, the StormStrong poles are an engineered product with a low coefficient of variation. Pultruded utility poles feature high reliability when compared to traditionally treated wood poles. In fact, the National Electric Safety Code (NESC 2012) recognizes FRP composite distribution poles as having the same reliability as steel poles.
Most customers choose our StormStrong poles over wood, steel or concrete poles for applications where lightweight, limited access and corrosion resistance are important. The Powertrusion fiberglass composite distribution and transmission poles will not rot, rust, spall or succumb to termites or woodpeckers. The fiberglass poles will not leach chemicals into the environment, nor do they contain chemicals or additives (like Penta) that could be detrimental to human contact.
Although much newer than wood, FRP utility poles are a mature product well beyond first-generation technology, backed by more than three decades of data on its success and reliability. FRP poles are more available than wood utility poles and should be considered superior to wood for many other reasons. StormStrong utility poles offer superior strength and resiliency as well as the ability to be produced sustainably on-demand with shorter delivery times.
StormStrong poles have achieved a cradle-to-gate Environment Product Declaration (EPD) from BRE Global. The parameters of this cradle-to-gate EPD include primary energy use as well as resource use including, materials, fuels and water.
Composite distribution poles are one of the safest and poles for utilities to transport, install and maintain due to the lightweight properties of FRP. The lighter weight of FRP allows for ease of handling and installation. According to (OSHA Standard 65997-17-3) dust from cutting FRP utility poles does not present a health hazard. The particles produced when drilling or cutting FRP are too large to cause respiratory problems for utility workers.
CCG supports our customers with decades of industry knowledge and a commitment to aftermarket support. We have a range of videos and resources designed to support the utility industry with educational information to help transition to advanced materials for grid infrastructure.
Our StormStrong composite poles can be modeled within O-Calc Pro. O-Calc Pro is a structural analysis software tool. Interested in designing your next FRP utility pole or crossarm with O-Calc Pro, learn more at: Osmose.com/O-CalcPro
For a complete list of available hardware and part numbers please refer to the Hardware and Accessories Catalog
CCG provides a comprehensive range of standard and customized FRP utility poles to meet your project needs. Looking for more information about how we can help bring your project to life? Please contact CCG's Utilities Account Manager for more more information about your product needs.