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ASTM Standard covers testing for crossarms.

Press Release Summary:

Jan 18, 2016 - ASTM has released D8019, Test Methods for Determining the Full Section Flexural Modulus and Bending Strength of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Crossarms Assembled with Center Mount Brackets. Standard will help determine important attributes for polymer crossarms that are an integral part of electrical distribution structures. Experts can use standard to establish design and strength criteria that can be used throughout engineering community.

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Original Press Release

New ASTM Standard Covers Testing for Crossarms in Electrical Transmission Towers

Press release date: Jan 13, 2016

A new ASTM International standard will help determine important attributes for polymer crossarms that are an integral part of electrical distribution structures.

The standard allows experts to establish design and strength criteria that can be used throughout the engineering community. The standard has been published as D8019, Test Methods for Determining the Full Section Flexural Modulus and Bending Strength of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Crossarms Assembled with Center Mount Brackets.

Manufacturers, engineers and those who work in standards departments in the electric power transmission and distribution industry will use the new standard to write specifications and for determining the strength and stiffness of pultruded crossarms. 

ASTM’s subcommittee on reinforced thermosetting plastics (D20.18) intends to develop more standards in this area. For example, the subcommittee is planning to develop standards for composite poles used in energy transmission. Standards and design engineers who work for power generation companies are particularly encouraged to get involved in this work.

To purchase standards, visit www.astm.org  and search by the standard designation, or contact ASTM Customer Relations (tel +1.877.909.ASTM; sales@astm.org).  ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Become a member at www.astm.org/JOIN.

For more news in this sector, visit www.astm.org/sn-energy.

ASTM Committee D20 on Plastics Next Meeting: April 10-13, 2016, April Committee Week, San Antonio, Texas
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