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The North American Wood Pole Council would like to thank all of the electric utility professionals that were able to attend our seminar program in 2012. Both the Wood Pole Standard Course held in Nashville, TN and the Wood Pole Structure Design Seminar held in St. Louis were well attended. We are currently developing our 2013 program and should have it posted early 2013. We hope to see you in one of the seminars next year.
Please join us at Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort in Tampa, FL for SPTA’s 2015 Annual Meeting. You will be sure to enjoy the beautiful golf courses and pristine grounds, wonderful food and get the most up to date information in the industry. The meeting will be held February 26-28, 2015 (Thursday – Saturday). Please click here for registration and more information. Thank you.
The following are a few of the PowerPoints from the 2011 Eastern Utility Pole Conference held in Baltimore in October, 2011. Please contact SPTA if you have any problems with viewing the material. Thank you.
N.T. “Tim” Carey & H.M. “Mike” Barnes: A Wood Pole Primer
Nelson G. Bingel III: ASC O5 Committee: Wood Poles, Crossarms, Laminated Poles
Nelson G. Bingel: 2012 NESC Overview: UG – Clearances – Strength & Load
Mike H. Freeman: Bleeding of Oil-Type / Oilborne Wood Preservatives
Colin McCown: AWPA and ASC 05 Update
Stephen T. Smith: Treated Wood Utility Poles Offer Environmental Life Cycle Advantages Compared to Steel, Concrete, and FRC
Bob Reisdorff: Laminated Wood –Engineered Wood Structures for Transmission and Distribution Applications
Todd F. Shupe and Mike H. Freeman: Effect of Preservative Type and Gaff Type on Gaff Penetration Into Wood Poles
Following are the PowerPoints and technical forum posters from the 2010 Southeastern Utility Pole Conference. The conference proceedings on CD are available at the Forest Products Society website for $50 for non-members and $40 for members. Please contact SPTA if you have any questions or problems with the material. Thank you.
Andy Stewart – State of the Industry: Emerging Issues and Opportunities
Session I: UPGRADING THE GRID
Tom Pope – Wood Pole Service Life and Remedial Treatments POPE
Mike H. Freeman & Steve Smith – Wood Pole Engineering Aspects: For The Non-Engineer
Luncheon Speaker – Todd Myers – Eco-Fads or Innovation
David Denison – Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): A Case Study
Session II: GREENING THE GRID
Charles Morgan, John B. Auel, & Wayne Tucker – MPLT & MIFI: Providing a Framework for Wood Biomass Energy Development C MORGAN
Ross Harding – When Fiber Doesn’t Matter
Session III: POLES & THE ENVIRONMENT
Paul Cooper – Options for the Management of Poles Removed From Service
J.Dahlen, D. Jones, L. Prewitt & R. Shmulsky – Emissions Released During Kiln Drying of Southern Pine Utility Poles
Todd Shupe & Chung Hse – Recent Breakthrough in CCA Metal Recovery
Jeff Giffen, P.E. – Strengthening Overloaded Poles and System Hardening with Steel Truss Systems
Session IV: POLE MANUFACTURE & STEWARDSHIP
Terry L. Amburgey & H.Michael Barnes – From Forest to Pole: 40 Years Observing Deterioration
Craig R. McIntyre & Mike H. Freeman – Pole Specs: What Do They Mean?
Charles Faulds, P.E. & Charles Kerr – TEC Hybrid Pole
Rick Harness & S. Gombobaatar – Perch Discouragers and Raptor Electrocutions – A Mongolian Perspective
INDUSTRIAL PRESERVATIVE ROUNDTABLE
David Webb – Future of Creosote As A Wood Preservative
John Wilkinson – Pentachlorophenol: The Preservative of Choice for Utility Poles
Mike H. Freeman & Craig R. McIntyre – Copper Naphthenate: An Update & Review The Cu Nap Paper is here since it was not in the proceedings.
TECHNICAL FORUM PRESENTATIONS
Cheng Piao & Todd Shupe – Pentachlorophenol Retention Across and Along Decommissioned Southern Pine Utility Poles PIAO
Saeed Keshami Langroodi, Hamid Borazjami, D.D. Nicholas, M.I. Prewitt, S.V. Diehl & Shane Kitchens – Forest Products Department, MSU – Evaluating Biodiesel as a Replacement Carrier for Pentachlorophenol (PCP) LANGROODI