Built with Power in Mind
Pole installation and maintenance costs causing you headaches? The effects of weathering, termites and woodpeckers, rusting, high winds, and fires take a significant toll on utility support infrastructure every year — driving up maintenance costs, increasing circuit interruptions, and reducing system reliability.
Cecil Composites is committed to designing and building the structures needed to allow utilities to lower costs and improve overall grid health and stability. From Class 1-6 and H1-H6 structures, we’ve got the support you need.
The Cecil Advantage
The first composite poles used for power transmission and distribution were installed on the Hawaiian island of Maui in the early 1960s to address issues with wooden-pole degradation and steel-pole corrosion caused by the coastal air. Since this time, the natural environment in which transmission and distribution (T&D) poles are located has become even more inhospitable. Luckily, significant advancements have been made to the design and manufacturability of composite poles — allowing Cecil Composites T&D poles to be:
The Smart Alternative
Our structures are carefully constructed of filament-wound fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) composite. This process results in products that are three-quarters the density of wood, one-tenth that of steel, and one-third that of concrete. In addition to being lightweight, strong and non-conductive, the hollow construction of our poles solves several problems presented by traditional wood poles, including sitting wireless, cellular, satellite, and radio hardware; storing wires inside the pole; and more effective copper theft resistance.
Safe and Durable
The filament winding process allows for precise strength parameters to be tweaked during manufacturing to meet unique requirements of a specification to create exceptional strength and performance. Our poles are then rigorously tested to failure on our on-site test bench to ensure our products are not only manufactured exactly as intended but also stand up as expected. Additionally, unlike wood poles, composite poles do not lose strength over time.
Rock Stars in the Natural Environment
Cecil Composites structures are designed to withstand the strenuous environments for which they are needed. They resist corrosion, rot, UV rays, water absorption, insects, and woodpeckers. And, in a time of unprecedented forest fires, our poles are, most importantly, extremely fire resistant — allowing for line and equipment support even after a disastrous wildfire.
Easy to Install and Maintain
The small footprint and lightweight design of our poles allow for easy install in a wide-range of areas — from hard-to-access backyards to remote wilderness areas. And, given the non-corrosive properties and life expectancy of 60-plus years, Cecil Composites T&D and light poles translate to a massive reduction in maintenance and replacement costs.
|Maximum Strength (Class Equivalent)|
|Overall Length (ft.)||Max ANSI Tip Load (2ft from top)||@ Std Burial Depth (10% + 2ft)|
|Max Groundline Moment KIPS (in)||Max Groundline Moment (ft/lb)|
|50ft and above, 2-piece poles; 90ft and above, 3-piece poles|
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