CXI-PT5000 Telegraph / Wooden Pole Tester
The CXI-PT5000 is an innovative wooden pole tester that uses measurement and analysis technologies to indicate pole strength, allowing users to make an accurate assessment of the pole's stability and safety.
At Vonaq we understand that anyone responsible for a network of wooden poles (Telecom & Power Companies) has to ensure their wooden poles are safe to climb, that they're not a danger to the public and have to do this in a cost effective way.
This we know is a difficult process and it has to meet the terms of the company's capital and maintenance requirements, whilst also meeting the necessary health and safety and reliability standards.
Vonaq also understand that there are many factors that contribute to making the maintenance of the pole network a necessity due to health and safety risk, a costly and time consuming process:
- Job Time - The time it takes the Pole Test Engineer to excavate round the bottom of the pole, hammer test the pole from ground level to the top and to take drill samples of the wooden pole itself.
- Excavation costs - The expensive fines incurred when excavation time scales / reinstatement quality isn't up to the ever-increasing and demanding standards of the local councils and government.
- Pole replacement costs - Hundreds and thousands of poles are unnecessarily replaced each year due to the inaccurate traditional pole test methods.
Health & Safety Factor:
- Is the pole safe to climb? - Using traditional methods how can an Engineer identify if the pole is safe to climb at the middle or top of the pole until they get up there?
- Will the pole last? - How does the Engineer know that when he leaves the pole he has just tested how long it will last and whether it is safe to leave in-situ and won't be a danger to the public?
- When will the pole need to be tested again? - Undoubtedly a weaker pole should be tested more frequently than a stronger pole and by using traditional methods a static test cycle is employed. If the weak pole unexpectedly breaks you run the risk of loss of service and harm to the general public.
The CXI-PT5000 can eradicate all of the above costly, time consuming and healthy and safety problems in less than half the time of the traditional pole test methods:
Just strap the sensor to the pole, input the pole criteria, vibrate the pole and watch the results be recorder to the handheld PDA.
- Job time - The CXI-PT5000 takes typically 3 minutes to test one pole, just strap the sensor to the pole, input the pole criteria, vibrate the pole and watch the results be recorded to the handheld PDA.
- Excavation costs - By using the latest algorithm measurement and analysis technologies the CXI-PT5000 can test from the very bottom of the pole underground to the very top of the pole from one static point, eradicating the need to excavate around the base.
- Pole replacement costs - The science and technology adopted by the CXI-PT5000 has been technically proven by many major organisations and specialists to be exceedingly more accurate than traditional pole test methods.
Health & Safety Factor:
- Is the pole safe to climb? - The CXI-PT5000 can easily and quickly test the stability and safety of the whole pole by strapping the sensor at head height, vibrating the pole and then on the handheld PDA a simple pass / fail score out of ten is indicated. Using this scoring system the Engineer can determine whether the pole will be safe to climb and when the pole should be replaced.
- Will the pole last? - By using the CXI-PT5000's advanced pass / fail scoring system the Engineer can determine whether the pole needs to be replaced immediately or has a good life expectancy.
- When will the pole need to be tested again? - Again by using the advanced scoring system the Engineer can determine whether a pole should be tested again in the near future, In four years say or the usual seven year cycle time.