SPRINGVILLE, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 3, 2022–
IsoTruss, Inc., a provider of engineering, design and manufacturing services, today announced the installation of a lightweight and durable IsoTruss® carbon fiber cell tower solution for critical communications infrastructure remote location of the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management located atop Elk Mountain, Wyoming.
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Installing the IsoTruss Tower at Elk Mountain, WY. Photo credit: Trevor Christensen (TC Studio)
Nathan D. Rich, Founder and CEO of IsoTruss, Inc., said, “Our team uses IsoTruss® geometry, made with composites, to provide creative engineering applications to challenging problems. The Elk Mountain IsoTruss® Tower is a great example of us helping a customer resolve an ongoing repair and maintenance issue at a remote critical infrastructure site with a durable and innovative solution.
The Elk Mountain System Shelter, which includes a hinged tower mast, is a major communications site serving approximately 180 square miles. The Wyoming BLM handles emergency communications for wildfires, as well as any aircraft – including federal aircraft – assisting with wildfires, as well as managing communications with administrative and other personnel, such as biologists conducting field activities for the BLM.
Due to high winds of up to 120 mph, as well as 9 to 10 feet of winter snow and ice, the tower’s steel mast repeatedly broke at the bolts, or section hinge, over the past four years, causing the tower’s antenna to end up knocked down multiple times. IsoTruss designed and transported a 40-foot IsoTruss® carbon fiber tower weighing 250 pounds, then bolted and connected it to the shelter of the existing system. The IsoTruss® lightweight tower was delivered to the remote site with a light truck and installed with a small labor force in just one day.
“The original tower kept breaking at the hinge, and we needed a solution, but in this situation it needed to be customized,” said Vance Andersen, BLM Wyoming Tele-manager. Com. “IsoTruss was able to design a tower solution that fit like a glove, which was very impressive. They did a great job. Also at BLM we deal with life cycle use so in addition to the lightweight attribute of the structure what really caught my attention was the lack of carbon footprint it leaves by producing it. At BLM we try to take care of the land, so we want to make sure that we try to have as little impact on the environment as possible.
IsoTruss® carbon fiber cell towers reduce material usage twelve times on a weight basis, resulting in a 70% reduction in carbon emissions over the life of the tower.
IsoTruss® solutions are well suited for high wind, snow and ice environments in mountainous regions and hurricane/typhoon prone regions. This is mainly due to the corrosion resistance of the composite material and the superior wind resistance of the IsoTruss® truss geometry, which extends product life by five times compared to steel solutions.
Each IsoTruss ® cell tower is designed and manufactured to meet rigorous company design and production standards, various local, state and federal regulations, and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA ® ) standards and from the AASHTO.
With a global portfolio of over thirty patented and patent-pending structural and composite material designs that protect not only configurations but also manufacturing processes, IsoTruss, Inc. is committed to building the sustainable infrastructure of the future through innovative engineering solutions. , design, manufacture and construction.
IsoTruss, Inc. is an active member of the Institute of Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a US manufacturing institute established by the US Department of Energy. IACMI’s mission is to accelerate advanced composite design, manufacturing, engineering innovation, and workforce solutions to enable a cleaner, more sustainable, safer, and more competitive American economy.
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IsoTruss, Inc. | 2414 West 700 South, #100 | Springville, Utah 84663
IsoTruss, Inc., a provider of engineering, design and manufacturing services, produces patented IsoTruss® lattice cell towers for the telecommunications industry. IsoTruss® cell towers, made with composite material, are lightweight, durable, economical, corrosion resistant, long lasting and environmentally friendly. Using its family of patented composite grid structures, the company offers R&D capabilities, applications and solutions in telecommunications infrastructure, aerospace, civil infrastructure, energy, construction, leisure, etc
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