RTS is pleased to provide our valued current and future customers with a selection of technical papers and documents for use and distribution. We hope that these prove useful to you in the continued safe operation of your structures.
Communications Pole Inspection & Maintenance
Discussion of Current Issues Related to Steel Telecommunications Monopole Structures | courtesy of David Hawkins, Paul J. Ford & Company
NDE Techniques of Steel Communications Poles
Qualification of Procedures & Welders
Structural Reinforcement Nate 2015 | courtesy of John Erichsen EET, LLC.
Steel Poles & Sensitivity to Fatigue
AGL Magazine July 2006 – Protect Your Investment
TIA OSHA 3-24-15 | courtesy of John Erichsen EET, LLC.
Welding Inspection FAQ
Pole Base Weld Toe Cracking
PSPE 2015 – Tower Designs, Structural Upgrades, and Maintenance Using ANSI/TIA-222-G
Discussion of Tubular Steel Monopole Base Connections: The Base Weld Toe Crack Phenomenon: Crack Identification and Proposed Severity Classification System
AGL Magazine February 2016 – Monopole Base Weld Toe Cracks and Why They May Collapse Your Tower