Journal "Dorogi. Innovatsii v Stroitelstve" №9, 2013: Composites Galen for Safe Roads
october 15, 2013
Another novelty developed by Galen for road industry is composite traffic sign posts. Unlike steel analogues they are light (1.5 kg per 1 running meter), resistant to corrosion and aggressive exposures; they do not require maintenance and painting. Besides posts made of composite materials have high passive safety properties. The developers are sure their high quality products will find a wide application on Russian roads.
Galen-TopGlass poles withstand high wind loads and low temperatures; they are resistant to high soil acidity, rainfalls and salt air. Poles are easy to install, no special equipment is needed. They are made of fiberglass – a light material which provides total electric isolation and saves costs for transportation of a finished product. Composite poles involved into road accidents failure absorbing impact force. This feature not only makes them more advantageous over traditional galvanized poles, but contributes to road safety as well.
Galen-TopGlass poles are manufactured in taped geometry and height from 5 to 13.6 m. Upon special request composite poles can be designed to meet specific requirements as height and loading on top.
Main fields of application:
- lighting of highways, roads, etc.
- local lighting;
- power supply and fiber optical lines;
- flag posts.
The following types of Galen-TopGlass composite lighting poles foundation are possible:
- flange foundation (a flange can be made of composite materials or steel);
- direct burial foundation;
- direct burial foundation, socket type (used for light poles, including composite).
Power supply lines can be installed both underground and overhead.
Recommended practices to use of Galen-TopGlass composite poles are defined in the album of technical solutions, developed by Gradpromproekt LLC together with Galen.