GridWrap to Retrofit Structural Integrity of Utility Poles

D. Zamani
ALD Technical Solutions,
United States

Keywords: utility poles, composite, resiliency, retrofit


ALD Technical Solutions, a cleantech startup, located in San Diego California. We strive to retrofit and renovate grid infrastructure and accelerate the penetration of renewable and clean energies by using advanced composite material and solutions. Our Composite Repair Wrap Kit as a safe and reliable solution, retrofits and renovates utility poles, extends lifespan, and improves reliability and resiliency of grid infrastructure with NO downtime, fastest way possible and minimal cost compared to other options such as replacing utility poles. We provide customized cost-effective turnkey solutions to repair and retrofit infrastructure and energy industrial sectors by using advanced high-quality and high- performance composite materials. Team of many years’ experiences for industrial and infrastructure applications of composite materials. We are members of ASME PCC-2 (Non-metallic Repair of Pressure Equipment and Piping) and ICRI and ACI committees such as ACI 548. Composite Repair Wrap Kit as an in-situ solution to repair, retrofit and extends lifespan of RC poles. This solution’s advantages of this solution are: • No downtime • Restore original structural design as a permanent solution • Stop corrosion at 2 levels: 1) treating corroded rebars 2) sealing concrete poles • Excellent corrosion resistance • Durable and sustainable • Minimal weight added to the structure • Fast, easy, safe installation with minimal needed space and mobilization (equipment, machines) • Non-invasive and fast field check and evaluation before, during and after installation • Excellent solution for remote areas • Excellent solution for less accessible poles • Low total cost compared to replacement