GI poles are an essential component of the electrical infrastructure in many countries, and they provide the necessary support for overhead power lines and other electrical equipment. GI poles, also known as galvanised iron poles, are made of high-quality steel that is hot-dip galvanised to protect it from corrosion and rust.
At Pinax Steel, we understand the importance of high-quality GI poles in the electrical industry, which is why we have invested in state-of-the-art technology to manufacture durable and reliable GI poles.
We use high-quality raw materials to manufacture our GI poles. The primary material used is steel, which is renowned for its strength and durability. The steel used for our GI poles is sourced from reliable suppliers, ensuring that it meets our strict quality standards. The steel is then processed to remove impurities and ensure consistency in the material’s chemical composition.
Once the steel has been processed, it is dipped in a bath of molten zinc at a temperature of around 450°C. This process, known as hot-dip galvanizing, provides a protective coating that prevents rust and corrosion. The zinc coating also improves the strength of the steel, making it more resistant to damage from external forces.
At Pinax Steel, we use advanced software to design our GI poles. Our engineers use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create 3D models of the poles, which allow them to visualize and test the poles before they are manufactured. This process ensures that the poles meet the required specifications and are designed to withstand the forces they will be subjected to in the field.
Our GI poles are available in various heights and diameters to suit different applications. We offer both tapered and non-tapered poles, and we can further customize the poles to meet specific customer requirements. Our engineers consider factors such as the weight and length of the conductors, wind and ice loads, and soil conditions when designing the poles.
Once the design is finalized, the manufacturing process begins. The steel is cut, drilled, and welded to create the pole. The pole is then sent to the hot-dip galvanizing plant, where it undergoes a galvanizing process.
Our GI poles offer several advantages over other materials used in electrical infrastructure. These advantages include:
Corrosion resistance: The galvanization process provides a protective layer of zinc coating that prevents the GI poles from rusting and corroding. This protective coating makes them suitable for outdoor applications and ensures their longevity.
Durability: GI poles are sturdy and can withstand harsh weather conditions, making them an ideal choice for outdoor lighting, electric power transmission, and other infrastructure applications. They are also resistant to damage from termites and other pests.
Strength-to-weight ratio: The design of GI poles is optimized for strength-to-weight ratio, which means they can support heavy loads without being too heavy themselves. This makes them easier to transport and install, reducing the cost and time required for installation.
Cost-effective: GI poles are a cost-effective solution for outdoor lighting, power transmission, and other infrastructure projects. They require less maintenance than other materials and have a longer lifespan, which can save on replacement and repair costs over time.
Versatility: GI poles can be customized to meet the specific needs of different applications. They are available in different sizes, shapes, and designs to suit various projects, and can be used for a range of applications such as street lighting, traffic signal posts, flag poles, and more.
Sustainable: Galvanization is a sustainable process that minimizes the environmental impact of steel production. GI poles are also recyclable, making them an eco-friendly option for infrastructure projects.
Aesthetically pleasing: The galvanised coating on GI poles gives them a clean, polished appearance that is visually appealing. They can be customized with decorative features to match the aesthetic of the surrounding area, making them a great choice for urban development projects.
GI poles from Pinax Steel offer a range of benefits that make them a superior choice for infrastructure projects. Our use of high-quality steel and the hot-dip galvanizing process ensures that our poles are strong, durable, and capable of withstanding harsh weather conditions. Our team of experienced engineers works closely with clients to develop customized solutions that meet their exact requirements. If you are looking for a reliable, long-lasting solution for outdoor lighting or electrical systems, Pinax Steel’s GI poles are an excellent choice.