Inner-Pole Testing has been inspecting and evaluating wood utility
poles in the USA using the POLUX technology since 2010. As the
exclusive operator + distributor of POLUX, our teams have tested
hundreds of thousands of poles across the country. We have personally
seen the damage and expense associated with destructive “testing”. Our
team is committed to providing the safest, most efficient and reliable
testing services available.
Traditional methods had their place and time but continuing to use them
would be the same as if your fleet was still all Model T’s.
Contact Inner-Pole Testing today to schedule a demonstration in your
http://inner-pole.com/assets/epri_report.pdf (Electric Power Research Institute), “Evaluating Wood Pole Inspection Alternatives to Conventional Visual, Sound, and Bore Practices: Vendor C Report”; regarding blind testing of non-destructive testing technology with POLUX as Vendor C.
https://eda-connect.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2A-Wood-Pole-Strength-Assessment-Using-Polux-5.pdf Presentation at the Electrical Distributors Association Jan. 2017 conference by Kingston, Ontario utility. Presented by T. Brackenbury (Utilities Kingston) and Y. Benoit (CBS-CBT).
http://www.electricenergyonline.com/show_article.php?mag=&article=10 “Polux® a Practical Non-Destructive Technology for Measurement of Wood Pole Strength”, Electrical Energy Online, EET&D Magazine, Fall 2001
http://www.tdworld.com/node/23957 Transmission and Distribution World online, “Pole Testing Ensures High Reliability and Long Life”, discussing the results of a 500 pole testing study done at Hydro-Québec (Montréal, Québec, Canada) using the POLUX.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB107004194977850100 Wall Street Journal, Business Innovation 2003, “Pole Position”; regarding the POLUX and the safety of wood pole utility systems.
http://www.cbs-cbt.com/en/technology/polux-5-113-8 CBS-CBT, the home company of the POLUX device, information page.
See also: http://www.neetrac.gatech.edu/ NEETRAC (National Electric Energy Testing, Research, and Applications Center). Request item “Wood Pole In-Service Assessment Methods”, NEETRAC Number 05-250; September 2008.