Composite lighting columns
Composite lighting columns
Composite materials are engineered materials made of two or more constituent materials joined together in order to create a new “better” material. Perfect examples of this kind of synergy are plaster cardboard slabs, where joining two delicate materials, plaster and cardboard, resulted in getting a product characterized by high resistance parameters which is used in the construction industry all around the world. Polymer composite is a material made from polyester raisins, fiberglass and fiber mats joined together in order to obtain a material with high strength parameters, which can be used in the production of lighting columns.
PRODUCTION – LOW CO2 EMISSION
The effect of CO2 on climate during the production and exploitation of fiberglass flagpoles:
The production of fiberglass flagpoles is eco-friendly because the emission of CO2 is very low and the fiberglass flagpole gets 100% recycled. Composite is the most profitable material because of its parameters, characteristics, recyclability and the emission of CO2. Composite is more eco-friendly that other materials because of its operational term, lower energy intensity during reprocessing and recycling.
The production of composite uses less energy that the production of metals because composite weights less.
The standard colours of composite lighting columns are RAL 7032, RAL 7035, RAL 6005. Different colours according to RAL palette are available at additional cost.
It is also possible to produce multicoloured lighting columns.
High quality raw materials used for the production ensure UV resistance.
With the smooth surface it is easy to remove dirt, glue or Scotch tape which is used for hanging posters and advertisements.
Lighting columns can be cleaned effectively and fast using cleaning agents made by Alumast.
Additionally, the surface of the columns can be covered with a silicon coating made with nanotechnology which strongly protects the columns against smudges of dirt and glue.
Composite lighting columns do not corrode.
Composite lighting columns mounted in the ground do not have any metal elements which could corrode.
Therefore, they are resistant to:
- salt on the roads and other road cleaning agents
- traffic pollution
- animal contamination
Composite access door does not have any scrap value- so this eliminates the possibilities of being stolen, vandalism and the costs of service.
Complete composite lighting columns limit the access to cable joints.
Resistant to negative external factors.
Composite material is an insulator. Composite lighting column mounted in the ground does not have any metal elements, which require earthing.
There is no need for galvanic isolation between the composite lighting column mounted in the ground and active conductor, surge or fire protection elements. Even if the wire insulation is damaged, the dangerous voltage will not appear.
The composite column slightly absorbs the energy during a collision – after the collision the vehicle
continues to ride with a reduced speed. The researches show that the value of ASI indicator (indicator of acceleration rate – according to PN-EN 1317 norm) is five times lower than the value by which the effects of the collision are dangerous or fatal for people being in a vehicle.
The multilayered composite structure perfectly suppress the vibrations coming from the road traffic and coming from trams and train tractions. It affects the liveliness of gas-discharge lamps and ignition systems applied in the luminaries.
Universal aluminium sleeve fi 60, installed at the top of pole, allows the assembly of typical luminaries
with the bracket for vertical assembly. Using the arm or adjustable bracket it is possible to assembly typical
luminaries with a bracket for side installation. Thanks to even 60% bigger internal diameter all the inspection works
inside the composite column are performed much faster and more precisely.
The use of the light composite columns mounted in the ground allows to eliminate heavy foundation during an installation. Moreover, it simplifies the transport, installation and disassembly (in case of collision). It reduces considerably the costs of investment and of exploitation
9m composite lighting column mounted in the ground weights only 59kg.
LOWER INSTALLATION COSTS FOR COLUMNS MOUNTED IN THE GROUND – no base and foundation
FASTER INSTALLATION – 9m column mounted in the ground weights only 59kg
LOWER TRANSPORT AND INSTALLATION COSTS – no need for heavy foundation
EASIER REINSTALLATION – in need of replacement of composite lighting column i.e. in case of a damaged pole due to a collision or modernization of street lighting.
- low-cost assembly,
- light weight – low-cost transport,
- unnecessary heavy assembly equipment,
- low-cost pole embedding methods,
- protection class II – no costs of hoop iron,
- the pole does not corrode, does not change its colour
- no periodic testing for pole insulation,
- high passive safety; low energy absorption,
- excellent resistance to mechanical damage,
- UV resistance
COMPOSITE LIGHTING COLUMN IS AN INSULATOR.
reduction of investment and operating costs:
Distinction in a contest for President Cup of Polish Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the most economical solutions in energy received at fair: ENERGETICS 2012 in Lublin.
Silver medal for composite light pole with a reflector received from The World Exhibition on Inventions, Research and New Technologies- BRUSSELS INNOVA at fair in Brussels
Russian organizing committee of “Brussels Innova 2012” rewarded Alumast for active promotion of advances in science and mechanics and for great achievements at 61st The World Exhibition on Invention, Research and New Technologies in Brussels 2012
Autonomous lamp recommended for contest "Good Design" 2011 by Institute of Industrial Design in Warsaw.
Silver medal for composite autonomous lamp with LEDAL luminaire received at fair: ENERGETAB 2011 in Bielsko-Biala.
Distinction in "Product of the year" for group of products based on composite poles at fair: ENERGETICS 2011 in Lublin.
Bronze medal for composite lighting columns coated with shining glass microbeads and led strip at fair: ENERGETAB 2010 in Bielsko-Biala.
The first prize of Minister of Infrastructure received for group of products: composite lighting pole, composite lighting column with hinge mechanism for lowering the pole, composite lighting column with glass microbeads, and multicoloured composite lighting columns received at: INFRASTRUKTURA 2010 in Warsaw.
Military Center for Standardization, Quality and Codification has given Alumast S.A. a Nato Commercial and Government Entity Code NCAGE.
Our product gained Declaration of Conformity (CE) with European norm EN 40-7:2004
Product received a Certificate of Conformity with norms:
PN-EN 60529, PN-EN 62262, PN-EN 50102;
- degree of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects and dust IP 44
- degree of protection againts external mechanical impacts IK10
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