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Utility Poles

Bass Link, Australia

>> Oceanias most experienced and


versatile supplier of quality, engineered
overhead line structures.

At INGAL EPS, weve being designing and producing utility poles since the early days of the companys
start-up back in 1969; producing octagonal distribution poles for the Western Australian utility market.
Over the years weve grown significantly and poles with ultimate tip loads approaching 900kN are
now not uncommon.
INGAL EPS has a dedicated utility structure design team, quality
assured manufacturing processes and superior before and after
sales service. INGAL EPS is now established as Oceanias most
versatile utility pole supplier. No other overhead line structure
company can cover the full range of structures we can; from our
standard range of distribution poles through to the most detailed
and heavily loaded structures you could possibly need.

The engineering and raw materials that go into our structures


are second to none and you have the comfort of knowing your
structures are backed by the experience and security of the
largest pole company in the world.
Whatever you need, weve got it covered.

Otagonet, New Zealand

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Standard Poles
INGAL EPS Standard Utility Poles are the lightest poles available across the full range of length and tip
loads. All of the standard range conforms to AS/NZS standards and ASCE/SEI 48-11. The length and tip
loads of the standard range allow INGAL EPS steel poles to be a direct replacement for most timber and
concrete poles, with the addition of some significant advantages.
Our standard range of in-ground and base plate mounted poles come with the offer of PLS Pole data to
give asset owners and consultants real-time checking of our structures at the desktop.

Key Benefits








Lightest poles across the full range of length and tip loads
Conform to all relevant AS/NZS standards
Conform to ASCE/SEI 48-11
Impervious to insects and rot
Non-combustible with proven bush fire performance
Tapered design enables self-cleaning during rainfall
Fully recyclable
Self-bonding
PLS Pole data available

Standard Features
In-Ground Mounted





12-sided pole shaft


Welded top cap
Mounting holes (to your specification if required)
Identification plate
M12 earth point 250mm above the nominal ground line
M24 nut 250mm above the nominal ground line
(to assist lifting)
Additional in-ground corrosion protection 200mm above to
400mm below the nominal ground line
Anti-sink straps
Hot dip galvanised finish

Standard Features
Base Plate Mounted








12-sided pole shaft (40kN to 80kN)


16-sided pole shaft (100kN & 120kN)
Welded top cap
Mounting holes (to your specification if required)
Identification plate
M12 earth point 250mm above the pole base
Two lifting gussets on the base plate
Anchor bolts, templates, nuts & washers
Hot dip galvanised finish

Pole Shaft and Top Cap


Pole shafts are manufactured from sheet or plate steel that has
a minimum tensile strength of 450MPa. The welded top cap is
usually made from Grade 250 equivalent steel or greater and is
not a structural element of the pole. Shafts are all 12 and 16-sided
to allow flat mounting faces for lateral stability and ease of
mounting cross arms and other hardware.

Mounting Holes
Poles can be supplied with or without mounting holes. Drilling
mounting holes at the time of dressing a pole is simple and carried
out in very much the same way as a timber pole. When holes are
drilled post galvanising, we recommend the use of an organic zinc
rich primer on the exposed surfaces prior to assembly.
Standard steel poles could have 22mm through-holes (two holes
at the same level and at 180 degree apart), every 75mm down
the pole with negligible affect on the strength. In general, 22mm
holes could be spaced closer at 50mm apart for groups of six
to ten through holes without significantly affecting the design
capacity of the overall pole.
Generally up to four to eight 22mm holes on adjacent flats of
the pole could be placed at the same level if required. The section
capacity at that level will be slightly lower but generally the overall
pole design capacity should still be able to be achieved.

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Additional In-Ground
Corrosion Protection
Hot dip galvanising provides an excellent means of corrosion
protection above ground and in many circumstances this is all that
is required below ground when direct burying poles. However,
in some areas soil conditions are such that additional in-ground
protection is desirable to extend the life of the pole.
The rationale behind additional in-ground corrosion protection is
that by separating soil and oxygen from the metal, you eliminate
oxidisation.
Empirical evidence gathered over years of experience and
research into conditions and performance of products in other
markets extending back much further has led INGAL EPS
to recommend these two options for additional in-ground
protection; concrete encasing or a high quality polyurea coating.
Concrete encasing is a time proven performer for additional
ground line protection. Concrete encasing is not to be confused
with foundation mounted poles as encasing is only required
from just above the ground line to a depth of around 400mm
to 600mm to provide additional protection. It is important to
note that when finishing off the concrete above the ground line,
a smooth, tapered surface is recommended. This ensures that any
contaminants are readily washed away from the pole interface
with the concrete during rainfall.
Polyurea coatings also provide a tough barrier between the pole
and the soil with the additional benefit of not requiring concrete
on site for the pole installation. All standard poles are supplied
with a polyurea coating that extends from 200mm above the
nominal ground line to 600mm below.

Anti-Sink Straps and Plates


All in-ground poles are provided with anti-sink straps or a plate to
attach across the bottom of the base section. Distribution poles
are supplied with a single strap and sub transmission/transmission
poles with two straps or an anti-sink plate (depending on the
weight & load capacity of the pole). Straps and plates are hot dip
galvanised and are provided with securing bolts to attach to the
pole prior to installation.

Hot Dip Galvanising


All hot dip galvanising is carried out to conform to ASTM A123
and in doing so automatically meets the minimum coating
thickness requirements of AS/NZS 4680.

Cross Arms
Timber, steel and composite cross arms can all be mounted to
INGAL EPS steel poles in virtually the same manner as they
are mounted to timber poles. No special brackets or cross arm
modifications are required.

Transformer Mounting and


Transition Arrangements
The sufficiency of a steel pole to take a transformer is governed
by the moment capacity of the steel section at and below the
transformer mounting position and in any case the steel poles
ability to carry moment is not inferior to equivalent timber or
concrete products.

Whether you choose one of our recommendations or specify


based on your own preferences, INGAL EPS can apply it so its
ready to go in the ground when its delivered.

Similarly, you can treat INGAL EPS steel poles in the same
manner for transition cables as you would with a timber pole. The
only difference need be the use of a drill bit suitable for drilling
steel instead of timber.

Earth Point

Ultimate Tip Loads

Prior to galvanising, an M12 steel nut is welded to the pole


250mm above the nominal ground line to serve as an earth point.
A hole is drilled in the pole prior to welding the nut on to allow
clearance for an M12 bolt to pass through the nut.

Lifting Points
In-ground poles up to 3.2T in total weight are manufactured
with an M24 nut welded to the pole at 180 degrees to the M12
earth point. The M24 nut is provided to assist in the pole lifting
and installation, as detailed in the applicable INGAL EPS Technical
Instruction. The safe working load of the nut is limited to 3.2T
as the lifting eyebolt recommended in the relevant Technical
Instruction is limited to 3.2T. If using a different lifting eyebolt than
recommended by INGAL EPS, care should be taken to ensure the
safe working load is modified to suit.
In-ground poles above 3.2T in total weight are supplied with a
lifting lug welded to the pole face. The safe working load of this
lug is 11.0T and is suitable for lifting all in-ground poles over 3.2T
in the standard range.
For base plate mounted poles, two lifting points are provided at
the base of the pole in the form of a gussets welded between
the base plate and the pole shaft. The gussets have a 32mm hole
drilled into them to allow for the attachment of a shackle.

All ultimate tip loads for standard poles conform to both AS/NZS
and ASCE standards for steel pole structures. The design tip load
allows for the pole self-weight and assumes no additional vertical
load for distribution poles and a small nominal vertical load for
sub-transmission poles. The effect of vertical load should be
considered in assessing the suitability of a specific tip load rated
pole. INGAL EPS can assist with this if required.

Pole Assembly and Handling


Poles with an overall length above 12.5m are supplied in multiple
sections. These poles require joining (slipping). The pole slipping
and handling process is quite simple and Technical Instructions are
available. INGAL EPS staff can also be made available for on-site
instruction.
Note that although a measurement is used to check the pole
has been slipped properly, all slip joints are completed to a
compressive force applied by a wire rope hand winch (or
hydraulically) first. After assembly it is safe working practice to
temporarily brace the sections together for a crane or helicopter
lift. If any aspect of these two points is unclear, please contact
INGAL EPS for technical assistance.

Pole Installation
The installation process is very much the same as for other pole
types used by electrical utilities. If required installation instructions
are readily available from INGAL EPS.

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Product Codes In-Ground Poles, Distribution


In-Ground Poles, Distribution
9.5m

11.0m

12.5m

14.0m

15.5m

17.0m

DP095016

DP110016
DP110024

DP125016
DP125024

DP140016
DP140024

DP155016
DP155024

DP170016
DP170024

DP=Distribution Pole 095=9.5m 016=16kN

Product Codes In-Ground Poles, Sub Transmission & Transmission


In-Ground Poles, Sub Transmission & Transmission
18.5m

20.0m

22.0m

24.0m

26.0m

28.0m

30.0m

32.0m

34.0m

STP185024
STP185040
STP185060
STP185080

STP200024
STP200040
STP200060
STP200080

STP220024
STP220040
STP220060
STP220080

STP240024
STP240040
STP240060
STP240080

STP260024
STP260040
STP260060
STP260080

STP280024
STP280040
STP280060
STP280080

STP300024
STP300040
STP300060
STP300080

STP320024
STP320040
STP320060
STP320080

STP340024
STP340040
STP340060
STP340080

STP=Sub Transmission/Transmission Pole185=18.5m024=24kN

Product Codes Base Plate Poles, Sub Transmission & Transmission


Base Plate Poles, Sub Transmission & Transmission
20.0m

22.0m

24.0m

26.0m

28.0m

30.0m

STPBP200040
STPBP200060
STPBP200080
STPBP200100
STPBP200120

STPBP220040
STPBP220060
STPBP220080
STPBP220100
STPBP220120

STPBP240040
STPBP240060
STPBP240080
STPBP240100
STPBP240120

STPBP260040
STPBP260060
STPBP260080
STPBP260100
STPBP260120

STPBP280040
STPBP280060
STPBP280080
STPBP280100
STPBP280120

STPBP300040
STPBP300060
STPBP300080
STPBP300100
STPBP300120

STP=Sub Transmission/Transmission185=18.5m024=24kN

Drawing No.

GA2543
GA2544
GA2545
GA2546
GA2547
GA2548
GA2549
GA2550
GA2551
GA2552
GA2553

9.5
11.0
11.0
12.5
12.5
14.0
14.0
15.5
15.5
17.0
17.0

Length
(m)

STP185024
STP185040
STP185060
STP185080
STP200024
STP200040
STP200060
STP200080
STP220024
STP220040
STP220060
STP220080
STP240024
STP240040
STP240060
STP240080
STP260024
STP260040
STP260060
STP260080
STP280024
STP280040
STP280060
STP280080
STP300024

GA3162
GA3163
GA4474
GA4469
GA3164
GA3165
GA3166
GA4468
GA3167
GA3168
GA3169
GA3170
GA3171
GA3172
GA3173
GA3174
GA3175
GA3176
GA3177
GA3178
GA4482
GA4478
GA4473
GA4467
GA4481

18.5
18.5
18.5
18.5
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
22.0
22.0
22.0
22.0
24.0
24.0
24.0
24.0
26.0
26.0
26.0
26.0
28.0
28.0
28.0
28.0
30.0

In-Ground Poles, Sub Transmission & Transmission

DP095016
DP110016
DP110024
DP125016
DP125024
DP140016
DP140024
DP155016
DP155024
DP170016
DP170024

In-Ground Poles, Distribution

Product Code

Product Details

24
40
60
80
24
40
60
80
24
40
60
80
24
40
60
80
24
40
60
80
24
40
60
80
24

16
16
24
16
24
16
24
16
24
16
24

Ultimate
Tip Load
(kN)

838
1,236
1,696
2,045
941
1,379
1,863
2,278
1,102
1,598
2,147
2,606
1,316
1,898
2,546
3,109
1,670
2,125
2,840
3,467
1,845
2,417
3,218
3,924
2,080

224
279
343
338
413
429
532
496
616
568
706

Weight
(kg)

180
255
310
380
180
255
310
380
180
255
310
380
180
255
310
380
180
255
310
380
180
255
310
380
180

125
125
155
125
155
135
160
135
160
135
160

639
708
774
826
677
746
813
864
727
796
864
913
769
835
902
948
819
885
954
997
870
935
1,006
1,047
920

330
362
440
395
479
413
517
444
556
475
595

Pole Diameter (mm)


Top
Base

2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2

Number
of
Sections

2.45
2.45
2.60
2.80
2.60
2.60
2.80
3.00
2.80
2.80
3.00
3.20
3.00
3.00
3.20
3.40
3.20
3.20
3.40
3.60
3.40
3.40
3.60
3.80
3.60

1.55
1.70
1.70
1.85
1.85
2.00
2.00
2.15
2.15
2.30
2.30

Nominal
In-ground
Depth (m)

Number
of
M30 Bolts

Base Plate
Diameter

PCD
(mm)

3.7
3.0
2.7
2.4
3.8
3.2
2.8
2.5
3.9
3.3
3.0
2.7
4.0
3.5
3.2
2.9
3.8
3.6
3.3
3.1
4.0
3.7
3.4
3.2
3.9

3.5
3.9
3.2
4.2
3.4
4.4
3.5
4.6
3.7
4.8
3.8

Deflection
at 50% of
Ultimate (%)

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GA4477
GA4472
GA4466
GA4480
GA4476
GA4471
GA4465
GA4479
GA4475
GA4470
GA4459

30.0
30.0
30.0
32.0
32.0
32.0
32.0
34.0
34.0
34.0
34.0

STPBP200040
STPBP200060
STPBP200080
STPBP200100
STPBP200120
STPBP220040
STPBP220060
STPBP220080
STPBP220100
STPBP220120
STPBP240040
STPBP240060
STPBP240080
STPBP240100
STPBP240120
STPBP260040
STPBP260060
STPBP260080
STPBP260100
STPBP260120
STPBP280040
STPBP280060
STPBP280080
STPBP280100
STPBP280120
STPBP300040
STPBP300060
STPBP300080
STPBP300100
STPBP300120

GA4487
GA4488
GA4489
GA4490
GA4491
GA4492
GA4493
GA4494
GA4495
GA4496
GA4497
GA4498
GA4499
GA5626
GA5627
GA5628
GA5629
GA5630
GA5631
GA5632
GA5633
GA5634
GA5635
GA5636
GA5637
GA5638
GA5639
GA5640
GA5641
GA5625

20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
20.0
22.0
22.0
22.0
22.0
22.0
24.0
24.0
24.0
24.0
24.0
26.0
26.0
26.0
26.0
26.0
28.0
28.0
28.0
28.0
28.0
30.0
30.0
30.0
30.0
30.0

Base Plate Poles, Sub Transmission & Transmission

STP300040
STP300060
STP300080
STP320024
STP320040
STP320060
STP320080
STP340024
STP340040
STP340060
STP340080

40
60
80
100
120
40
60
80
100
120
40
60
80
100
120
40
60
80
100
120
40
60
80
100
120
40
60
80
100
120

40
60
80
24
40
60
80
24
40
60
80

1,496
1,994
2,394
2,724
3,018
1,676
2,402
2,730
3,097
3,476
1,978
2,668
3,239
3,700
4,130
2,217
2,965
3,601
4,120
4,579
2,508
3,346
4,060
4,631
5,118
2,986
3,676
4,459
5,086
5,613

2,878
3,546
4,319
2,329
3,198
3,889
4,733
2,733
3,600
4,707
5,436

255
310
380
430
447
255
310
380
430
447
255
310
380
430
447
255
310
380
430
447
255
310
380
430
447
255
310
380
430
447

255
310
380
180
255
310
380
180
255
310
380

746
813
864
999
960
796
864
913
1,057
1,012
835
903
948
1,100
1,048
885
954
997
1,159
1,100
935
1,006
1,047
1,217
1,153
985
1,057
1,097
1,275
1,206

985
1,057
1,097
971
1,036
1,109
1,147
1,010
1,074
1,147
1,181

2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4

3.60
3.80
4.00
3.80
3.80
4.00
4.20
4.00
4.00
4.20
4.40

16
20
20
24
28
16
20
24
24
28
16
20
24
24
28
16
20
24
28
32
16
20
24
28
32
16
20
24
28
32

970
1040
1090
1230
1190
1020
1090
1140
1290
1250
1060
1140
1180
1340
1290
1130
1190
1230
1400
1340
1170
1240
1280
1460
1390
1220
1300
1340
1520
1450

880
950
1000
1140
1100
930
1000
1050
1200
1160
970
1050
1090
1250
1200
1030
1100
1140
1310
1250
1080
1150
1190
1370
1300
1130
1210
1250
1430
1360

3.4
3.1
2.8
2.3
2.6
3.5
3.2
2.9
2.5
2.8
3.7
3.4
3.2
2.6
3.0
3.8
3.5
3.3
2.7
3.1
3.8
3.6
3.4
2.8
3.2
3.6
3.7
3.5
2.9
3.3

3.7
3.5
3.3
3.9
3.6
3.6
3.4
3.9
3.8
3.6
3.5

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Transpower, New Zealand

Utility POLES | PAGE 11

Custom Engineered Poles


INGAL EPS has a long history of custom designing utility poles for overhead power lines. More often
now there is a need to install structures in confined easement spaces and without stays. No load, span or
height is outside our capability to design and manufacture and we work closely with utilities, consultants
and contractors to help them achieve optimal outcomes for their unique projects.
Steel poles are an aesthetic alternative to traditional towers and offer far greater corrosion resilience due to the self-cleaning nature of a
tapered structure. Steel poles can be designed for use to be installed in lieu of towers without needing to compromise on height and span
lengths and offer the advantages of a much smaller easement and greater public acceptance.
Many pole manufacturers are limited in the structure lengths they can produce. Longer spans enable line designers to minimise the use of
structures and maximise spans to match the limits of the conductor being used. Spacing can be achieved without consideration of pole strength
and INGAL EPS can design a pole to meet any loading requirement you have as the conductor strength will always be the limiting factor.
Working with load trees or ultimate tip loads, we can offer optimised structures that conform to all AS/NZS standards and/or ASCE 48-11,
and because of the tapered design of our poles and the grade of material used in our designs, INGAL EPS steel poles are invariably the
lightest pole structures available for any transmission line.

Key Benefits
Effectively no limit to the height and strength of pole that we
can produce
Lightest poles for any length and tip load
Conform to all relevant AS/NZS standards and/or
ASCE 48-11
Non-combustible with proven bush fire performance
Tapered design enables self-cleaning during rainfall
Impervious to insects and rot
Fully recyclable
Self-bonding

Options and Accessories









Cross arms
OPGW extensions
Load rings
Stand-off insulator brackets
Climbing rungs, stiles and ladders
Rest platforms
Other items fabricated to the pole as required
De-Glare dull galvanised finish

Marlborough Lines, New Zealand

Western Power, Australia

Bass Link, Australia

ABN 40 000 545 415


Freecall 1800 623 302

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