By Anthony Capkun
October 24, 2013 – FRP Transmission Innovations Inc. says that, in collaboration with BC Hydro, it has set a new environmental standard for high-voltage infrastructure with the installation of a fiber-reinforced polymer H-frame structure built for transmission lines.
This installation represents a number of important firsts, says FRP:
• The first polyurethane cross arm for high-voltage lines that does not release any substances into the environment.
• The first fiber-reinforced polymer H-frame transmission structure in Canada.
• The first FRP composite cross arm in the world developed in British Columbia.
• The first collaborative effort between BC Hydro Asset Management and FRP Transmission Innovations Inc. in developing, testing and implementing an FRP composite transmission structures on an industrial scale.
The installation of the FRP H-frame transmission structure took place in South East B.C. Transmission Innovations is a Vancouver-owned company that manufactures a line of FRP cross arms, cross bracings and anchoring for high-voltage distribution and transmission applications.