The General Composite transmission pole is designed using various glass fiber reinforcements including a multi-directional glass fabric that provides strength along both the longitudinal and transverse axis.
Lightweight and inherently low in conductivity, the FRP power poles are safer than poles made of other materials. Linemen benefit from a lower risk of lifting-related injuries and from the pole’s low electrical conductivity property value. Fiberglass power poles can also be more safely erected in the vicinity of energized lines and lifted between conductors on existing structures.
The General Composites poles are relatively maintenance free. The poles are resistant to corrosion, acids, water intrusion, fire, temperature changes, microorganisms, insects and birds. The poles do not, therefore, require the inspection and treatment program that wood poles require. Fiber reinforced polymer poles have low conductive properties and can be employed in “live-line” construction.