New environmental standard achieved for transmission structures through collaboration between Transmission Innovations and BC Hydro
VANCOUVER, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – FRP Transmission Innovations Inc., in collaboration with BC Hydro, is excited to set a new environmental
standard for high voltage infrastructure with the installation of a
fibre reinforced polymer H-frame structure built for transmission
This installation represents a number of important firsts:
-- The first polyurethane cross arm for high voltage lines that does not release any substances into the environment. -- The first fibre reinforced polymer H-frame transmission structure in Canada. -- The first FRP composite cross arm in the world developed in British Columbia. -- The first collaborative effort between BC Hydro Asset Management and FRP Transmission Innovations Inc. in developing, testing and implementing an FRP composite transmission structures on an industrial scale.
Installation of the FRP H-frame is a milestone for environmentally
sustainable solutions required to meet the growing energy needs of the
world as well as environmental concerns; its inert nature makes it safe
for fish habitats, areas near the drinking water supply and other
environmentally sensitive locations. Product durability creates cost
savings for utilities.
In contrast, existing infrastructure uses materials which can pose
environmental risks, including:
-- Treated lumber, which releases chemicals into the environment from treatments needed to prevent rot and decay of the structure; -- Steel, which releases zinc and then corrodes, releasing rust.
The installation of the FRP H-frame transmission structure took place in
South East B.C. and is expected to help create long-standing jobs in
British Columbia and establish the province as a technological leader
in the fibre reinforced polymer composite structure area for the
electrical utility industry.
About FRP Transmission Innovations Inc.:
Transmission Innovations is a Vancouver, B.C. owned company that
manufactures a comprehensive line of FRP cross arms, cross bracings and
anchoring for high voltage distribution and transmission applications.
For further information:
-- Visit Transmission Innovations' website at www.transmissioninnovations.com -- Read our white paper
SOURCE FRP Transmission Innovations Inc.