Over Other Pole Testing Methods
pole that is passed by the MPT can be guaranteed sound for at
least five years.
about 300,000 poles tested and passed, over the past 10 years,
there have been no pole failures.
MPT method of testing the condition of poles answers all the questions
about a pole's viability.
Has the pole the minimum needed pole strength?
is the total strength of the pole?
What is the degree of deterioration of the pole?
What is the remaining serviceable life of the pole?
methods of pole inspection are approximate and generally subjective.
As a result they reject many serviceable poles and fail to identify
some dangerous poles that fail to meet pole reliability standards.
new Deuar system (the MPT), based on the most objective and accurate
direct measurement of the needed pole strength, saves
poles from premature replacement or reinforcement and pinpoints
all dangerous poles.
provides not only a more cost effective maintenance of power pole
assets but at the same time increases the saftey to the public
and utility personnel.
by independent structual engineers has validated the new pole
maintenance system and vast experience and statistics clearly
indicate considerable advantages of the MPT over other pole testing
methods. Deuar Pty Ltd has won contracts against fierce competition
from Australia, USA and the UK.
MPT applies pressure against the pole and measures pole's strength
by a pre-programmed hand-held computer.
amount of pole's bending, when accurately measured, also gives
it total (as against needed) strength and degree
of its deterioration, if any. The greater the pole's bending
(or deflection), the weaker the pole is.
importantly, the amount of it's bending, also, predicts pole's
other methods (such as sonic, ultra-sonic, section modulus, cat-scan,
etc) only the MPT tests the actual present strength of
detects the hidden types of damage, such as carroty rot, incipient
decay, and physical damage, which cannot be detected by other
unique advantage of the MPT is that it applies real pressure
on the pole simulating the pressures of strong wind conditions.
All guesswork is eliminated.