As demand for cell phone and broadband internet service continues to grow, and service providers transition from 3G to 4G to 5G data technology, there is also equipment growth at the top of existing cell towers.
The addition of larger, heavier equipment to existing towers adds not only weight but also increased lateral wind loads to the original steel poles, which could render them structurally inadequate.
Because of widespread resistance to the building of new towers, the strengthening and continued use of existing towers is very important.
One of the best solutions is the addition of vertical galvanized steel reinforcing plates to the sides of the existing steel poles, which increases both the flexural strength and the stiffness of the poles.
Galvan Industries rust-proofs these steel reinforcing plates for a local company that manufactures them for mobile broadband service providers.
“We’re proud to do our part to keep information flowing long-term,” said Galvan’s Hot Dip Galvanizing Sales Manager, Ben Kelly. Galvanized steel plate will typically remain rust free for 40 years or more no maintenance.
About Galvan Industries, Inc.
Since 1958, Galvan Industries has provided the ultimate in corrosion control to steel fabricators and manufacturers. The first hot-dip galvanizing operation in the Carolinas, the company has grown to become the largest capacity contract galvanizer in the Southeast.
For details, or to place an order, call Galvan Industries at (704) 455-5102, Fax (704) 455-5215; e-mail: email@example.com.