WHO IS INNER-POLE? Inner-Pole has been inspecting and testing wood utility poles in the U.S.A. using the POLUX technology since 2010. As the exclusive distributor of the POLUX in the United States, our teams have tested hundreds of thousands of poles with the POLUX in the U.S. and we have seen the benefit to utility companies from the East coast to the West coast and all points in between. Because we have also personally seen the damage and expense that destructive “testing” has caused, in 2017 we began changing our focus from testing ourselves to selling the POLUX instead. We so firmly believe in this technology and the science behind it that it has become our mission to put a POLUX in every utility in this great country. It is simply the safest, most efficient, most reliable technology on the market. Traditional methods had their place and their time, but continuing to use them would be the same as if your fleet was still all Model T’s. Contact Inner-Pole/POLUX – U.S.A today and schedule a demonstration in your area. Contact Us
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.
Brian P. Fisher is the President and CEO of Inner-Pole/POLUX – U.S.A. Based in beautiful Salida, Colorado, when he isn’t working to make your infrastructure safer, he enjoys restoring old vehicles, motocross, and his amazing grandchildren. Call or email him directly: Contact Us.