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Seesjarvi-Poles are a significant supplier of high-quality wooden utility poles. Based in St Petersburg, Russia, they operate from 3 sites. Seesjarvi-Poles have a combined production capacity of over 30,000 cubic meters per year; poles are treated with CCA wood preservative as standard.
Seesjarvi-Poles have been promoting the benefits of wooden poles for over 20 years and are a significant pole supplier to PJSC RosSeti. As one of the largest power distribution companies in the world, PJSC has over 2.3 million Km (1.4 million miles) of overhead distribution network and 490,000 substations.
As part of its policy of continual improvement, Seesjarvi-Poles is always looking for ways of improving the performance of its pole offering. After contacting Polesaver in early 2019, Seesjarvi-Poles expressed interest in both Polesaver ground line sleeves to prevent ground decay and also in Polesaver fire protection fabric.
Bush fires are surprisingly common in Russia. It is well known that wooden utility poles treated with copper-based wood preservatives tend to afterburn and smoulder long after the initial fire has passed. This smouldering often leads to pole failure several hours after the fire has passed with severe consequences in regards to supply and safety.
Polesaver fire fabric offers a simple means of overcoming this problem. Supplied on a roll, it is cut and wrapped around the pole and stapled in place using stainless steel staples. Seesjarvi-Poles have undertaken their own in house testing of the fire fabric with excellent results and hope to start supply soon.
Polesaver ground line barrier sleeves dramatically extend wooden pole life while also overcoming the traditional problem with all wooden poles; loss of strength at the ground-line section of the pole.
With wood preservatives only providing partial protection from ground line decay, poles can start to lose strength after only a few years in service. Polesaver sleeves are the only product that offers total protection from ground line decay. They ensure pole strength is maintained over time, resulting in significantly improved safety and network reliability.
Commenting Valery Grigoryev, export director of Seesjarvi-Poles said “Being able to offer Polesaver products as a solution to the two problems experienced with wooden utility poles is a big step forward for us. It allows us to offer poles that match or better the performance of alternative materials such as concrete or steel but at a lower cost and with the benefit of easier installation and climbing ability.”
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Polesaver protection sleeves prevent ground rot in wood utility poles and increase pole life by +20 years from the start, regardless of wood preservative type.
Polesaver ground-line barrier sleeves are a dual-layer, high-performance sleeve that prevents ground rot in wooden utility poles and gives an expected utility pole life of 50 years.
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*Polesaver uses long term independent test data on the effectiveness of barrier sleeves and fire protection fabric to reach all the conclusions given on this website (test data available on request). Based on this data, Polesaver believes longer life, maintenance of strength over time, improved safety and reliability, extended inspection periods and reduced maintenance requirements are reasonable claims. This is subject to Polesaver products being correctly applied as per our instructions and used on correctly preservative treated (for long term in-ground use - use class 4 or higher) wooden utility poles that are free of decay at the time of sleeve application. The claims made, real or implied are not warranties. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate and satisfy themselves that the performance of the product meets their specific safety, reliability, extended inspection, repair and any other performance or cost-benefit criteria before using Polesaver sleeves or fire protection fabric.