Comrod Utility Systems
Next Generation Composite Mast System
Comrod Utility Systems AS designs and manufactures a utility mast system including a unique foundation concept. The mast system comprises a composite tapered pole assembly which can be configured as a single, double, H or A type installation with cross bar powerline support.
The Module Concept
The Utility Mast System is based on standard pole modules that can be customised for the individual project. Each pole and foundation is optimised according to the height, weight, strength and foundation location.
The mast system modules can be customised to suit the customer requirement. Modules can be manufactured as single pole, H type, A type or triple mast. The mast system can produce solutions ranging from 22kV – 132kV.
Each pole can be customised and optimised to match the customer project load data (wind, snow, ice etc). Computer analysis ensures the manufactured pole exactly matches the optimised design. Sections are manufactured using a fully automated computer controlled filament winding process.
There are many standardised cross-arm solutions for supporting power lines. The custom designed cross-arms include a new and more efficient cross-arm attachment method to the pole top. Customised solutions are possible for specific customer requirements.
Our unique design has revolutionised the foundation work compared to the traditional method.
The new foundation concept consists of a composite tube fitted into the ground by a Comrod designed computer based drill-rig. Foundation drilling is performed efficiently and accurately by Comrod Utility Systems certified engineers.
Effective foundation work
The new foundation system is capable of large scale foundation work. The unique foundation drilling system is quickly drilled at each pole location by Comrod Utility Systems certified engineers, and it is possible to drill multiple foundations at the same time.
Low Environmental Impact
The foundation system enables each pole to be installed with minimum environmental impact. The drill rig can be positioned on-site by helicopter reducing damage to surrounding land. The unique drilling process reduces the foundation footprint to the minimum.
Our foundation method and light weight poles enables the masts to be installed with minimum environmental impact.
Light weight drilling equipment
The drill rig can be positioned on-site by helicopter reducing damage to surrounding land. The unique drilling process reduces the foundation footprint to the minimum.
Minimal foundation footprint
Traditional mast foundation requires deep holes with large diameter. With Comrod’s new method, we only need to drill a hole with the diameter of the mast. This makes the area close to the mast virtually untouched.
The composite utility masts are maintenance free. After installation, there will be no requirement for maintenance of the poles/masts. This also contribute to keeping the environmental footprint low.