Composite utility – lighting POLES

For over thirty years, Top Glass has produced fiberglass composite utility/ lighting poles using a technology called centrifugal casting.

This technology  has been developed entirely inside the company and drawing on its design capabilities and production systems.
Due to their mechanical properties and strong resistance to atmospheric agents, fibreglass poles (GRP) adapt to various uses.

They are used as:  traffic light poles,  lighting poles,  advertising poles, signage and street furniture poles,  flagpoles, electrical poles, telephone line poles.

Furthermore fibreglass makes them both lightweight and easily portable by hand.  In addition our utility/ lighting poles do not require concrete plinths for installation or grounding in the presence of electrical equipment. Above all they do not require additional surface treatment (such as painting) or periodic maintenance.
As a result these features make Top Glass poles inexpensive compared to traditional options in steel, aluminium, wood or concrete.
Finally our lighting poles are certified according to EC directives.

 

Lighting fiberglass poles

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EXPLANATORY LAYOUT-EXAMPLE OF POLE INSTALLATION
1. POLE
2. TUBULAR PIPE
3. CONCRETE SLAB
4. SERVICE HOLE DIA 50 mm
5. DRY TAMPED GROUND
6. RIDDLED SAND

Length
L [mm]
Top Dia
d [mm]
Bottom Dia
D [mm]
Weight
[kg]
Avarage Thickness
[mm]
Load on top
[kg]
3.000 60 110 5,5 4 200
3.600 60 120 7,6 4 200
4.000 60 127 8,6 4 200
5.000 60 145 11,3 4 200
5.600 60 155 13,8 4 200
4.000 76 143 10 4 250
4.800 76 155 11,5 4 250
5.000 76 160 17 4 250
5.800 76 170 18 4 250
6.000 76 177 19,5 4 250
6.800 76 190 24,6 4 250
7.000 76 194 25,6 4 250
8.000 76 210 39 5 250/300
9.000 76 225 40,4 5 250/300
10.000 76 245 46 6 250/300
11.000 76 260 56 6 250/300
11.600 76 270 57,5 6 250/300
12.000 76 278 68,2 6 250/300
12.600 76 290 70 6 250/300
13.000 76 295 80,6 6 250/300
13.600 76 305 87,8 6 250/300

 

**  SUGGESTION FOR POLE FOUNDATION AVAILABLE IN THE PRODUCT SHEET

NOTE:

  • THE LOAD ON TOP VALUES INDICATED ON THE TABLE REFER TO RIGIDITY FIXED CONSTRAINT OF THE POLES
  • APPROXIMATE VALUES
  • STANDARD COLOR: GREY/BLACK
  • OTHER DIAMETERS, LENGTHS AND COLORS ON DEMAND

Tapered fiberglass aerial lines poles

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NOTE:

  • THE LOAD ON TOP VALUES INDICATED ON THE TABLE REFER TO RIGIDITY FIXED CONSTRAINT OF THE POLES
  • APPROXIMATE VALUES
  • STANDARD COLOR: GREY/BLACK
  • OTHER DIAMETERS, LENGTHS AND COLORS ON DEMAND
Length
L [mm]
Top Dia
d [mm]
Bottom Dia
D [mm]
Weight
[kg]
Avarage thickness
[mm]
Load on top
[kg]
8.000 115 250 41 5 500
9.000 120 270 61 6 500
10.000 120 288 65 6 500
11.000 120 304 75 6 500

MEAN PHYSICAL-MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

PROPERTY TEST METHOD UNIT MEAN VALUE
Specific weight ASTM D792 g/cm3 1,65
Glass content by weight ISO 1172 % 45 ÷ 55
Water absorption ISO 62 % 0,5
Dielectric strength ASTM D149 kV/mm 5
Surface resistivity ASTM D149 1012
Loss factor at 50 Hz (Tg δ) ASTM D7028 ——– 0,2
Thermal class ——– CLASSE F
Longitudinal thermal expansion coefficient ISO 11359-2 K-1 15×10-6
Thermal conductivity EN 12667 / EN 12664 W/mK 0,3
Longitudinal flexural strength ASTM D790 MPa 350
Longitudinal tensile strength ASTM D638 MPa 400
Longitudinal tensile modulus ASTM D638 GPa 22
Longitudinal compression strength ASTM D695 MPa 200
Impact strength ASTM D5942 kJ/m2 180

 

NOTE

VALUES REFER TO REINFORCED PROFILES WITH FIBREGLASS IN A POLYESTER MATRIX
Tolerance for mechanical properties refers to longitudinal direction: ± 10%.
The data provided is accurate. However, Top Glass does not assume any liability as to its use.

Certificate of Conformity CE for GRP lighting columns