Industries Served

Power Transmission Poles

Kloeckner Metals is proud to be a preferred supplier to the power transmission pole industry with robust supplies of A572-65, heavy-wide cut-to-length, and state-of-the-art plate processing centers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are power transmission poles?


    Power transmission poles are tall structures typically made of A572 steel plate that are used to support overhead power lines. They are designed to withstand the weight of the power lines and any weather conditions that might affect them, such as high winds, ice, and snow.

    These poles are used in the transmission and distribution of electrical power from power plants to substations and then to individual homes and businesses. They are commonly used in areas where burying power lines underground is not feasible or cost-effective.

    They are typically installed in a row or series, with the power lines strung between them. They are often placed along roadsides, in open fields, or in other areas where they are unlikely to pose a hazard to people or wildlife. The height of the poles can vary depending on the distance between them, the voltage of the power lines, and other factors.

  • How are power transmission poles manufactured?


    They can be manufactured using a variety of materials and processes, depending on the specific needs of the project. Here’s a general overview of the manufacturing process for steel power transmission poles:

    1. Raw Materials: The first step in manufacturing is to gather the necessary raw materials, including steel plates, bars, and tubes.
    2. Cutting and Shaping: The steel materials are then cut and shaped into the required sizes and shapes using machines such as saws, shears, and bending equipment.
    3. Welding: The shaped steel components are then welded together to form the pole structure. The welding process is carefully monitored to ensure that the poles are strong and durable.
    4. Surface Treatment: After the welding is complete, the surface of the pole is cleaned and treated to protect it from corrosion. This may involve sandblasting, galvanizing, or painting the pole.
    5. Quality Control: Before the finished pole is shipped out, it undergoes a series of quality control checks to ensure that it meets industry standards and specifications.

    Once the manufacturing process is complete, they are transported to the installation site where they are erected and connected to the power grid.

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