Evaluating Wood Pole Structural Integrity using Ultrasound Non-Destructive Inspection Technology
April 25 | 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
- Wayne Hall - President, Utility Asset Management, Inc.
An overview of the joint research project between Mississippi State University Department of Forestry and Utility Asset Management Inc that reviewed the efficacy of using ultrasound through wood poles to test for decay. This approach has been used by over 70 utilities to non-destructively test their in-field utility poles in order to support both fiber deployments and ongoing pole maintenance.