MPT saves the power companies huge amounts of money by eliminating
unnecessary pole replacements or reinforcements.
In actual tests the MPT has shown that over 50% of condemned poles
destined for rebutting or replacement should not have been condemned.
They were still safe and sound and had at least five years of
useful life, requiring no pole replacement or reinforcement.
Can Save Money (a simple example)
The MPT in numerous tests over the years has discovered that up
to 80% of condemned (rejected) poles still have years
of useful life.
a pole's life can be extended by 5, 10, 15 or 20 years, the savings
in pole maintenance or pole repair can be very great.
a pole has been condemned there are presently:
New MPT Alternatives:
the condemned or rejected pole is still sound
the condemned pole is unsound and demonstrating the
degree of its weakness
by the MPT Alternative:
the savings are between $400 and $1,900 for each pole passed
(that was previously condemned).
the savings of several hundred dollars per each passed pole (as
above) translates into hundreds of thousands of dollars savings
over the entire pole population.
It should be noted too that the MPT method of testing can
also discover unsafe poles (that were considered safe),
and thereby prevent pole accidents.