Chicago, Ill., March 21, 2011—Duratel, a manufacturer of composite utility pole products for utility transmission and distribution, has installed its latest 14-inch composite pole product. The pultruded pole, with a 0.75-inch wall thickness, provides utilities more options when designing projects for composites due to its durability and strength.
St. Louis based Ameren Corp., which is among the largest investor-owned electric utility companies, recently installed Duratel's new 14-inch composite pole in St. Louis, Mo. The NESC heavy-loading installation consisted of an unguyed and deadend 45-foot pole with full tension on one side and reduced tension on the other. The service included a 12 kV, three-phase with secondary service and street lighting.
Duratels 14-inch profile covers a wide range of classifications up to Class H6 poles. Duratel poles are produced with a uniform diameter and strength, eliminating the need for multiple class poles to be kept in inventory. One Duratel pole can be used for a variety of applications, saving time and reducing the need to stock and search through inventory for a particular pole class.
Duratel is a manufacturer of composite utility pole products for utility transmission and distribution, lighting, marine, wind, solar, cellular and wireless applications. Duratel poles are significantly lighter, stronger, more durable and cost-effective than traditional poles. Duratel products require no maintenance, do not leach toxic chemicals, and can be safely recycled at the end of their lifespan. Duratel composites reduce waste; prevent deforestation; and pose a safe, clean, sustainable solution for the utility industry.