Assessing Aging H-Frame Structure Strength
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 9:15 AM

Hughes Brothers has conducted more than 100 full-scale structure tests on new and aging H-frames to confirm design methods and verify the strength of older structures. Testing older structures has helped some Midwest utilities determine if they had to replace, or could delay replacement based on remaining strength, saving millions and deferring upgrades to lines. The focus will be on how structures react and what can be done to increase service life.