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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 SCOPE

2.0 CROSS REFERENCES

3.0 APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

4.0 DESIGN AND FABRICATION REQUIREMENTS

4.1 Design
4.2 Materials
4.3 Detailing
4.4 Fabrication
4.5 Markings
4.6 Dimensions

5.0 INSPECTION AND TESTING

5.1 Inspection Requirements
5.2 Testing Requirements

6.0 PACKING AND SHIPPING

7.0 DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

7.1 General
7.2 Drawings

8.0 DATA SCHEDULE



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1.0 SCOPE

This Transmission Material Standard Specification (TMSS) specifies the minimum
technical requirements for design, engineering, manufacture, inspection, testing and
performance of Transmission Line Tapered Tubular Steel Poles intended to be used in
the Transmission system of Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Saudi Arabia.

2.0 CROSS REFERENCES

This Material Standard Specification shall be read in conjunction with the SEC
General Specification No. 01-TMSS-01, titled "General Requirements for All
Equipment/Materials" which shall be considered as an integral part of this TMSS.

This TMSS shall also be read in conjunction with SEC Purchase Order or Contract
Schedules for project, as applicable.

3.0 APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

The latest revision/amendments of the following Codes and Standards shall be
applicable for the equipment/material covered in this TMSS. In case of conflict, the
vendor/manufacturer may propose equipment/material conforming to one group of
Industry Codes and Standards quoted hereunder without jeopardizing the requirements
of this TMSS.

3.1 ASTM A36M Standard Specification for Carbon Structural Steel

3.2 ASTM A123 Standard Specification for Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized)
Coatings of Iron and Steel Products

3.3 ASTM A143 Standard Practice for Safeguarding Against
Embrittlement of Hot-Dip Galvanized Structural Steel
Products and Procedure for Detecting Embrittlement

3.4 ASTM A153 Standard Specification for Zinc Coating (Hot-Dip) on
Iron and Steel Hardware

3.5 ASTM A239 Standard Test Method for Locating the Thinnest Spot
in a Zinc (Galvanized) Coating on Iron or Steel Articles
by the Preece Test (Copper Sulfate Dip)

3.6 ASTM A242M Standard Specification for High-Strength Low-Alloy
Structural Steel

3.7 ASTM A307 Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Bolts and
Studs, 60000 PSI TensileStrength

3.8 ASTM A325 Standard Specification for Structural Bolts, Steel, Heat-
Treated, 120/105 PSI Minimum Tensile Strength



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3.9 ASTM A354 Standard Specification for Quenched and Tempered
Alloy Steel Bolts, Studs and Other Externally Threaded
Fasteners

3.10 ASTM A370 Standard Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical
Testing of Steel Products

3.11 ASTM A384 Standard Practice for Safeguarding Against Warpage
and Distortion During Hot-Dip Galvanizing of Steel
Assemblies

3.12 ASTM A385 Standard Practice for Providing High Quality Zinc
Coatings (Hot-Dip)

3.13 ASTM A394 Standard Specification for Steel Transmission Tower
Bolts, Zinc-Coated and Bare

3.14 ASTM A563 Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Nuts

3.15 ASTM A572M Standard Specification for High-Strength Low-Alloy
Columbium-Vanadium Steels of Structural Quality

3.16 ASTM A588 Standard Specification for High-Strength Low-Alloy
Structural Steel with 50 ksi (345 MPa) Minimum Yield
Point to 4-inch (100 mm) Thick

3.17 ASTM A595 Standard Specification for Steel Tubes, Low-Carbon
Tapered for Structural Use

3.18 ASTM A615 Standard Specification for Deformed and Plain Billet
Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement

3.19 ASTM A633 Standard Specification for Normalized High-Strength
Low-Alloy Structural Steel Plates

3.20 ASTM A673 Standard Specification for Sampling Procedure for
Impact Testing of Structural Steel

3.21 ASTM A687 Standard Specification for High-Strength Non-Headed
Steel Bolts and Studs

3.22 ASTM A577M Standard Specification for Ultrasonic Angle Beam
Examination of Steel Plates

3.23 ASTM A578M Standard Specification for Ultrasonic Straight Beam
Examination of Plain and Clad Steel Plates for Special
Application

3.24 ASTM E165 Standard Test Method for Liquid Penetrant
Examination



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3.25 ASTM E709 Standard Guide for Magnetic Particle Examination

3.26 ASCE 72 Guide for Design of Steel Transmission Pole Structures

3.27 ASCE ST1 Critical Buckling Loads For Tapered Members Volume
88

3.28 AISC Manual of Steel Construction, 9th Edition

3.29 AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code, Steel

3.30 NEMA TT-1 Tapered Tubular Steel Structures

3.31 IEC 60652 Loading Tests on Overhead Line Towers

3.32 ISO 630 Standards for Structural Steels

3.33 ISO R657 Recommendation for Hot-Rolled Steel Sections

3.34 ISO 1459 Metallic Coatings - Protection Against Corrosion by
Hot Dip Galvanizing - Guiding Principles

3.35 ISO 1460 Metallic Coatings - Hot-Dip Galvanized Coatings on
Ferrous Materials - Gravimetric Determination of the
Mass per Unit Area

3.36 ISO 1461 Metallic Coatings - Hot Dip Galvanized Coatings on
Fabricated Ferrous Products - Requirements

3.37 ISO 3575 Continuous Hot-Dip Zinc-Coated Carbon Steel Sheet of
Commercial, Lock-Forming and Drawing Qualities

3.38 ISO 4997 Cold-Reduced Steel Sheet of Structural Quality

3.39 ISO 4998 Continuous Hot-Dip Zinc-Coated Carbon Steel Sheet of
Structural Quality

3.40 ISO 7413 Hexagon Nuts for Structural Bolting, Style 1, Hot-Dip
Galvanized (Oversize Tapped) - Product Grades A and
B - Property Classes 5, 6 and 8

3.41 ISO 7417 Hexagon Nuts for Structural Bolting - Style 2, Hot-Dip
Galvanized (Oversize Tapped) - Product Grade A -
Property Class 9

3.42 SASO/SSA 39 Mechanical testing of welded joints

3.43 SASO/SSA 107 Tensile testing of steel

3.44 SASO/SSA 157 Charpy method of impact test on metal



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4.0 DESIGN AND FABRICATION REQUIREMENTS

4.1 Design

4.1.1 Unless otherwise specified, the tubular poles shall conform in all
respects to the detailed requirements hereinafter stated. All structures
and their components, in case of new design, shall be designed to
withstand without failure or permanent distortion the stresses
resulting from the factored loading combinations specified in TES-P-
122.05 Part II.

4.1.2 Types of tubular pole assemblies and configuration requirements shall
be as specified in the Data Schedule.

4.1.3 Poles shall be designed with a minimum number of joints. The shaft
joints to be made in the field shall be slip joints. Slip joint length shall
be a nominal lap of 1.5 times the largest inside diameter of the female
section with a tolerance of –10 % on the final assembled length.

Supplemental locking devices shall be required if the relative
movement of the slip joint is critical or if the joint is subjected to
uplift forces. Locking devices shall be designed to resist 100% of the
maximum uplift load. The loading tests shall, however, be carried out
with out these locking devices.

J acking lugs and permanent match marks shall be provided at all slip
joints sufficient to insure proper alignment and complete overlap of
the joint.

4.1.4 Wind pressures shown in the loading criteria shall be multiplied by
the appropriate shape factor applied to the poles. Pressure on poles in
kN/m² shall be computed as follows:

P = W x C
d


Where P = Pressure on projected area of the pole normal to
wind, in kN/m².

W = Wind velocity pressure, in N/m²
= 0.613V²

Where V = Wind Velocity in m/s

C
d
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Shape factors (also called pressure coefficients) for computing wind
pressure on poles shall be as follows:

Circular shaped poles 0.9
16-sided polygonal shaped poles 0.9
12-sided polygonal shaped poles 1.0
8 and 6-sided polygonal shaped poles 1.4
Square and rectangular shaped poles 2.0

4.1.5 The maximum design unit stress shall be the yield stress as stated in
applicable ASTM specifications for the particular application and
types of loads, including overload capacity factors.

4.1.6 Design of anchor bolts shall be in accordance with AISC
Specification for Structural Steel Buildings- Allowable Stress and
Plastic Design.

Anchor bolts shall be galvanized up to the full length. Anchor bolts
shall be threaded at the top end, a distance sufficient to provide for
leveling or raking of the structure. Each anchor bolt shall include
three (3) heavy hex nuts, two nuts above the base plate and one nut
below the base plate for leveling purposes.

Only one length of anchor bolts shall be used on each pole. Anchor
bolts/clusters shall be plainly marked to indicate structure type,
number, etc.

4.1.7 Minimum plate thickness for all pole components above ground line
shall be 5 mm.

4.1.8 Galvanized poles shall have drain holes at the bottom.

4.1.9 Poles shall have nearly a uniform taper throughout their entire
lengths.

4.1.10 The maximum deflection at the top of pole shall not exceed one
percent (1 %) of the pole height for tangent poles and two percent (2
%) of the pole height for angle poles under every day loading
condition of 27ºC, no wind and no overload capacity factor.
However, all angle poles shall be raked to remain in plumb position
under the above stated condition. Pole height shall be the height of
the pole from the top of the base plate or designated ground line to
the top. Tangent poles with unbalanced vertical loading shall also be
raked to remain in plumb position under every day loading condition.
Tangent poles designed for double circuit configuration but installed
with single circuit shall not be raked.
The maximum deflection at the top of pole under the worst case
loading condition without overload capacity factor shall not exceed


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four percent (4 %) and eight percent (8 %) of the pole height for
tangent and angle poles respectively.

4.1.11 Cross-arms design shall be such that the end of the cross-arm is at the
specified height under every day loading condition at 27°C, no wind
and no overload capacity factors.

Cross-arm shall be upswept or straight tapered steel tubular members,
of polygonal cross-sectional, which meet the dimensions shown on
the conceptual design drawings developed by the
manufacturer/design engineer. Arms shall be field bolted to
connection plates, factory welded on the pole shaft.

Galvanized arms shall have drain holes where appropriate.

4.1.12 Each pole shall have lifting lugs appropriately placed above the center
of gravity.

Rigging attachment points for hoisting insulators, stringing blocks,
and safety devices shall be provided for maintenance operations at
suitable places on the pole shaft particularly below each cross-arm.

4.1.13 In the design of connections for conductors or overhead ground wires,
brackets, or stiffeners attached to the pole shaft, care shall be taken to
distribute the loads sufficiently to protect the wall of the pole from
local buckling.

4.1.14 Grounding lug or pad for bonding attachment of OGW or OPGW
shall be provided at the cross arm or pole shaft.

4.1.15 Cross-arms and their connections to the poles shall be capable of
withstanding wind induced vibrations with the structure completely
or partially erected, but without insulators, conductors or overhead
ground wires installed (no load condition).

4.1.16 A two hole, NEMA drilled, copper clad grounding pad shall be
welded to the pole shaft 450 mm above the base plate. Grounding
pad face shall not be painted. Grounding lugs shall be provided on
each pole at each conductor level for grounding equipment during
line maintenance.

4.1.17 Removable pole steps shall begin not less than one meter (1 m) above
the base plate and extend to the top of the pole with 300 mm spacing.
Pole steps shall be of size 18 mm x 180 mm and shall be designed to
support a total load of 160 kg, including a man and equipment.



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4.1.18 Mounting bracket for line identification sign shall be provided at a
distance of 3.0 meters above the base plate.

Poles with upper conductor attachment height greater than 40 m shall
be provided with a suitable platform for insulator washing purposes.

4.1.19 Where SEC standard tubular poles are required, SEC certified
fabrication drawings will be provided to the manufacturer/ supplier.

4.2 Materials

4.2.1 Structural Steel
a. Except as noted, any combination of the following steels may be
used. The steel shall be made either by the open hearth, basic
oxygen or electric furnace process and shall conform to the
latest revision of the following ASTM Specifications and/or
equivalent ISO Standards under Section 3.0.

i. Poles, arms and conductor brackets shall conform to any of
the following; ASTM A36M, ASTM A242, ASTM A572M
(Grade 65 with yield point of 450 Mpa included), ASTM
A588 or ASTM A595.

ii. Base plates shall conform to any of the following; ASTM
A36M, ASTM A572M (Grade 65 included), ASTM A588
or ASTM A633.

iii. Anchor bolts shall conform to ASTM A615 Grade 60 or 75.
The nuts shall conform to ASTM A563 Grade C minimum.

b. Structural steels other than those specified above may be used
provided the proposed steel have characteristics at least equal to
or better than those of the specified steels. Prior written
approval shall be obtained from SEC.

4.2.2 Bolts, Nuts and Locknuts
a. All bolts, nuts and locknuts shall comply with the latest
revisions of ASTM A307, ASTM A325, ASTM A354, ASTM
A394 ASTM A490 and ASTM A563, and galvanized in
accordance with 01-TMSS-01.

b. Bolts shall be of such length so as to pass entirely through the
nut with a minimum projection of three (3) full threads and a
maximum projection of 19 mm. No more than 3 mm of the
threaded portion of the bolt shall be inside the structural
members.



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c. The Supplier shall furnish only one (1) type of connection bolts
and nuts. All bolts shall be provided with hot-dip galvanized
steel locknuts.

4.2.3 Structure Member Galvanizing
a. Structural steel members shall be hot-dip galvanized after
fabrication (including all welding works) in accordance with the
requirements of 01-TMSS-01 except as amended that the
minimum coating thickness shall be 0.13 mm, equivalent to
0.0915 g/cm².

Uniformity of coating shall be determined by Preece Test per
ASTM A239 or by Weight of Coating Test per ASTM A90. The
limits on uniformity shall be:

Preece Test: One minute dips 9 minimum

Weight of Coating Test: Minimum thickness as average in
3300 mm² area=130 µm

b. Special coatings, such as painting or other color coating agents
to be applied after galvanizing, shall be mutually agreed upon
between the Supplier and SEC prior to their use.

c. All galvanizing practices shall be done in accordance with the
recommendations of ASTM A123, ASTM A143, ASTM A153,
ASTM A384 and ASTM A385.

d. Embrittlement tests shall be conducted on structural steels of
ASTM A242M and A572M as recommended in ASTM A143.

4.2.4 Anchor bolts, structural plate and welding material shall meet NEMA
requirements for Charpy tests and shall be determined in accordance
with ASTM A370 or SASO SSA 157.

4.2.5 The material used for making welds shall be compatible with the
parent material, as defined by American Welding Society, AWS
D1.1.

4.3 Detailing

4.3.1 Drawings

Tubular pole detail drawings shall consist of erection drawings, shop
detail drawings, and bills of materials. Erection drawings shall show
the complete assembly of the structure indicating clearly the
positioning of the members. Each member shall be piece-marked and
the number and lengths of bolts shall be given for each connection.


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Shop details may be shown either by assembled sections (in place) or
piece by piece (knocked down).

4.3.2 Shop Detail Drawings
Shop detail drawings shall be reviewed and approved by SEC
regarding compliance with this specification and the strength
requirements of the design. The review and approval of the shop
detail drawings only includes the strength of connections.

4.3.3 Connections
Usual detailing practice is to connect members directly to each other
with minimum eccentricity. Specific joint details are required and
shall be shown on the design drawings.

4.3.4 Shop Assembly
Shop assembly of new pole details shall be done partially by sections
and in the horizontal position. This helps validate detailing
calculations and dimensions, minimize fit-up conflicts, and assure
proper assembly in the field.

4.3.5 Other Considerations
All dimensions on detail drawings shall be shown in SI units with
dimensional accuracy to the nearest 0.5 mm.
Provision for attachment of hot line maintenance equipment, danger
signs, aerial patrol signs and grounding connections or other
construction/ maintenance aids shall also be included in the detail
drawings.

4.4 Fabrication

4.4.1 All welding operations shall be in accordance with the American
Welding Society, AWS D1.1, latest edition and SEC standard,
General Welding Criteria.

4.4.2 One hundred percent (100%) penetration welds shall be required in,
but not limited to, the following areas:
a. Circumferential welds joining structural members.

b Longitudinal welds within the slip joint area and for at least 300
mm on either side of circumferential seams and slip joints.

c. Base plate to shaft welds.

d. Arm-to-arm base, conductor-to-shaft, arm box joints and all
other major load carrying penetration welds.


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4.4.3 Quality and acceptability of every 25 mm of the full penetration
welds shall be determined by visual and ultrasonic inspection.

4.4.4 All other penetration welds shall have 80 % minimum penetration.
Quality and acceptability of all welds other than full penetration
welds shall be determined by visual inspection, supplemented by
magnetic particle or dye penetrant inspection.

4.4.5 All weld back up strips shall be cut to the full length of the welds.
Care shall be exercised in the design of welded connections to avoid
areas of high stress concentration, which could be subject to fatigue
or brittle fractures.

4.4.6 Field welding shall not be permitted.

4.4.7 All parts of the structure shall be neatly finished and free from kinks
or twists. All holes, blocks and clips shall be made with sharp tools
and shall be clean-cut without torn or ragged edges.

4.4.8 Shearing and cutting shall be performed carefully and all portions of
the work shall be finished neatly. Copes and re-entrant cuts shall be
filleted before cutting.

4.4.9 All forming or bending during fabrication shall be done by method
that will prevent embrittlement or loss of strength in the material
being worked.

4.4.10 Holes for connection bolts shall be up to 2mm larger than the nominal
bolt diameter for M24 and 3 mm larger than the nominal diameter of
the bolts for greater than M24. Holes in the base plates for anchor
bolts may be up to 10 mm larger than the nominal diameter of the
anchor bolts. Connections shall be detailed in a manner to avoid
eccentricity as far as possible. All splices shall develop the stress
indicated for the members being spliced.

4.4.11 Holes in thinner steel sections may be punched. As a general rule all
holes in structural steel with material thickness up to the diameter of
the holes may be punched to full size, whereas all holes shall be
drilled or sub-punched and reamed when material thickness is greater
than the diameter of the holes. All burrs resulting from reaming or
drilling shall be removed with a tool making a 2 mm bevel. Where
necessary to avoid distortion of the holes, holes close to the point of
bends shall be made after bending. The use of a burning torch for
cutting holes will not be permitted.

4.4.12 For punching to full size, the diameter of the punch shall be 3 mm
larger than the nominal diameter of the bolt and the diameter of the


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die shall be not more than 2 mm larger than the diameter of the
punch. For sub-punching, the diameter of the punch shall be 5 mm
smaller than the nominal diameter of the bolt and the diameter of the
die shall not be more than 2 mm larger than the diameter of the
punch. Sub-punching for reamed work shall be such that after
reaming, no punched surface shall appear in the periphery of the hole.

4.5 Marking

4.5.1 Each pole shall be permanently marked on the pole shaft at
approximately eye level and on the bottom of the base plate with the
following identifying information:

a. Structure Type
b. Structure Height
c. Ultimate Ground Line Moment
d. Reference Drawing Number

4.5.2 Marks shall be stamped prior to galvanizing and shall be a minimum
of 16 mm high.

4.5.3 Method of identification shall be approved by SEC.

4.6 Dimensions

4.6.1 Unless otherwise specified, the across to flat (A/F) base diameters in
millimeters shall not exceed the following limits for single and
double circuit pole configurations:

MAXIMUM BASE DIAMETER (MM)
For 69/110/115/132kV For 230kV
STRUCTURE TYPE
1-conductor
per phase
2-conductor
per phase

Tangent Structure
Up to 30 m height 765 815 865
30 m to 40 m height 815 840 915

Small/Light Angle Structure
Up to 30 m height 1170 1270 1370
30 m to 40 m height 1220 1320 1445

Medium Angle/ Anchor/
Dead -end Structure

Up to 30 m height 1270 1320 1445
30 m to 40 m height 1320 1370 1520

Heavy Angle Structure
Up to 30 m height 1320 1370 1545
30 m to 40 m height 1370 1470 1620


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4.6.2 Unless otherwise specified, the structure height shall be calculated
considering specified ground clearance and following parameters:

Every day tension 17 % maximum

Ruling span (basic design span) 190 m maximum

Wind span 200 m maximum

Weight span 250 m maximum

4.6.3 For line configurations such as double circuit on one side of pole
(special applications) and line located in the restricted/narrow median
of the roads, larger or smaller base diameters than above (if required)
shall be specified in the project Scope of Work.


5.0 INSPECTION AND TESTING

In addition to the requirements specified in 01-TMSS-01, the following shall be
fulfilled:

The Supplier shall make adequate tests and inspections to determine the conformity of
material furnished under this Specification with the requirements invoked. SEC or its
designated representative will conduct acceptance inspection and witness testing at the
manufacturer's plant.

5.1 Inspection Requirements

5.1.1 Inspection shall be in accordance with NEMA Standard TT-1 for
Tapered Tubular Steel Structure.

5.1.2 Visual inspection shall include checks for satisfactory workmanship,
materials, freedom from surface defects and for compliance with the
Purchase Order and the General Specifications.

5.1.3 SEC designated representative shall have free access at all times
while work is being carried on, to all areas of the Supplier's plant
which concern the work.

5.1.4 Inspection may be made during all stages of manufacturing, testing
and shipping. Inspection may be at the point of shipment or delivery
or construction site, etc. at SEC's option. However, inspection and
acceptance shall not relieve the Supplier of his responsibility for
conformance with this specification.




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5.2 Testing Requirements

Mill test reports of materials shall be furnished to SEC prior to start of Full
Scale Tower Loading Test and/or full-scale fabrication.

The manufacturer shall make tests in accordance with ASTM A370 and ASTM
A673 to verify that the material used in the structures meets the impact
properties. Testing shall be determined in accordance with ASTM A370 or
SASO SSA 157, Charpy V-Notch method.

All plates over 38 mm thick shall be ultrasonically tested to assure against
defects, which would lead to laminar tearing.


5.2.1 Shop Fit Test

The Supplier, at his expense, shall fabricate per approved detail
drawings and assemble in accordance with approved erection
drawings the designated structure type components. The tubular pole
shall be assembled in sections and the Supplier shall demonstrate that
each section fits the adjacent section. The Supplier shall provide to
SEC a certificate of the Fit Test for each tubular pole type, associated
body and base plate that have been assembled satisfactorily.

5.2.2 Proof Test

The tubular steel poles shall be proof tested in accordance with this
Specification.

The proof test will verify the adequacy of the members and their
connections to withstand the static design loads specified for that
structure as an individual entity under controlled conditions.

5.2.3 Full-scale Loading Test

When SEC desires full scale loading tests, it shall be as stated in the
Data Schedule. The Supplier shall then include in his proposal, as a
separate item, the cost of the tests.

For full-scale pole loading tests, each of the structure type shall have
the same type of steel members as specified in the design, fabricated
in accordance with approved detailed drawings, and assembled in
accordance with approved erection drawings. The tubular steel poles
shall be tested on an anchor bolt arrangement attached to a rigid
foundation at an approved test facility in a manner that will best
simulate the design conditions. Levelling nuts, if required, shall be set
at approximately the same spacing as that which will be used in the
field foundations. The rigid foundation at the test facility shall not
cause any movement of the anchor bolt arrangement during testing.



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The tests shall be performed on galvanized tubular steel pole with the
longest body.

a. Rigging for Test

The Supplier shall submit for approval by SEC, diagrams
showing the proposed scheme for applying and measuring loads
and determining deflections of critical points.

b. All load measuring devices shall be calibrated in the presence of
SEC designated representative or be certified by a qualified
independent testing agency immediately before and after
testing.


c. Test Loads

Test loads shall be the same as the factored design loads
indicated on the design drawings and test program approved by
SEC. Separate tests may be made for each combination of
loading shown on the approved design drawings, but shall be
made for each loading which controls the design of a member:

i. Loads shall be applied in five steps of 50 %, 75 %, 90 %, 95
% and 100 % of the specified ultimate loads. After each step
sufficient hold time (at least 2 minutes) shall be allowed for
reading deflections and to permit the inspectors observing
the test to check for signs of structural distress. The 100 %
load for each load case shall be held for a minimum of five
minutes. Loads within any loading combination may
generally be applied in any sequence provided all factored
loads in a combination are applied simultaneously.

ii. Each tubular pole to be tested shall withstand each factored
loading combination specified without failure. Failure shall
be defined as the inability of the steel pole to withstand the
application of additional load or such as:

Any noticeable permanent distortion of a member, or
elongation of bolt holes of more than 1 mm

Any shear failure in bolts (ovalization of holes in bolted and
pinned connections and deformation of bolts shall be
acceptable)

Any member failure in bearing

In case of any such failure, test reports of failed members
shall be furnished to SEC and the design of the failed
members shall be modified. These modifications must be
approved by SEC before resetting for the loading condition,


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which caused failure, and for all untested combinations until
the structure has been found satisfactory. Resetting for
successfully completed tests are not required.

iii. Load lines shall be attached to the load points on test pole in
a manner that simulates the in-service load application as
much as possible. The attachment hardware for the test shall
have the same degree of movement as the in-service
hardware. If the applied loads are not measured at the point
of application and sheaves (only roll bearing type permitted)
are to be located between point of load application and the
load measuring device, then an additional 5% load may be
added to all applied loads to offset friction drag in the
rigging. This requirement can be adjusted where the
Supplier can verify the actual friction drag.


iv. Where the Vee String or other multi-leg insulator assemblies
are part of the tubular pole design, test loads must be applied
at the conductor attachment point. The Vee String shall be
simulated using a series of straps to ensure complete
transverse and vertical articulation, (i.e. the linkage shall not
be capable of withstanding compressive forces).

d. Destruction Test

i. Prototype tubular pole shall be tested to destruction. The
destruction test shall be made after satisfactory completion
of all the required tests. Generally, the loading for
destruction test shall be made by increasing the transverse
loads in increments to failure.

ii. The Supplier shall not supply any of the undamaged
material, which was part of the tested structures against the
delivery requirements. All tubular pole test material shall be
scrapped.

iii. Upon completion of testing, disassembly of the tubular pole
shall include inspection of all members for any evidence of
excessive permanent set, shear failure of bolts, or member
failure in bearing not determined during the full scale testing
program.

iv. All design and detailing defects determined during the tests
or during the disassembly shall be considered as having
incurred and shall be corrected on all towers of that type and
also other types not tested having similar configuration,
details or design concept.





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5.2.4 Deflections (During Pole Test)

Pole deflections under load shall be measured and recorded. Points to
be monitored shall be selected to verify the deflections predicted by
the design analysis. These shall include longitudinal and transverse
deflections at ground wire peak, ends of conductor cross arms, and
center of pole bridge.

Horizontal rotation of the pole at the base shall also be monitored.

Vertical deflection of cross-arm shall be measured for each loading
combination.

Deflection readings shall be recorded for the “before-load”, “load-on”
and “load-off” conditions as well as at all intermediate holds during
loading. All deflections shall be performed to common base readings,
such as the initial positions, taken before any test loads are applied.

SEC reserves the right to request modification of the pole design
after review of the tower deflection tests results.

5.2.5 Test Reports

Within 45 days after completion of the pole loading tests, the Supplier
shall furnish a full and comprehensive report (four copies) of each
pole test and shall include detailed diagrams and tabulation showing
values and methods of load application and deflection records of each
load test, photographs of test set up and description (with
photographs) of all failures, if any.

Include mill test reports of the material used and the results of any
tensile tests of specimens cut from any members, which failed during
the testing program. Particular emphasis shall be placed on the
determination of the yield point of the material.

5.2.6 Test Acceptance

The Supplier, upon receipt of written acceptance from SEC for the
satisfactory performance of the pole loading tests, may start
fabrication of the structures except those members requiring
modifications. Fabrication of these members may not commence
until revised detail and erection drawings have been reviewed and
accepted by SEC.





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6.0 PACKING AND SHIPPING

In addition to the packing and shipping requirements specified in 01-TMSS-01, the
following shall be fulfilled:

6.1 Anchor bolts shall be preclustered and identified appropriately. Anchor bolts
shall be shipped in advance of the structures.

6.2 Spliced shaft segments shall be properly identified so that the sections for each
structure can be segregated upon arrival at their destination. The individual
sections of the shaft shall be match-marked so that they can be oriented
properly and reassembled in the field.

6.3 Each shipment shall be accompanied by a list of all parts, identifiable by
structure type and number. Arms, bolts and miscellaneous hardware will be
identified by the list for matchup with the respective pole shaft. All parts
required for any one structure shall be in one shipment, if possible.

6.4 SEC shall specify the anticipated number and locations of delivery points.

6.5 SEC or designated representative shall unload the individual bundles upon
delivery at the designated delivery points and sign a receipt for them.

6.6 When truck shipment is authorized by SEC, all written shipping instructions
furnished shall be complied with by the Supplier. In general, the Supplier shall
provide notification at least 48 hours in advance of delivery to assure that
unloading personnel and equipment will be available.

6.7 Reasonable care shall be exercised in thehandling and shipment of steel poles.
Any expense incurred due to the careless handling and shipment of steel poles
shall be considered as a legitimate back charge against the Supplier.


7.0 DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

7.1 General

In addition to documentation's specified in 01-TMSS-01, the following
information shall be supplied by the Manufacturer/Supplier:

7.1.1 Manufacturing Schedule and Progress Reports

The Supplier shall prepare a detailed Schedule and submit it with the
Data Schedule of this specification. Time allocations, milestones, and
test dates shall be included.

The Supplier shall furnish three (3) copies of monthly progress
reports showing the status of manufactured component parts of
tubular poles, expected test date of prototype tubular pole, quantity of
ready for shipment/delivery and assembly pole units for SEC
verification that project milestone will be met.


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7.1.2 Design information and drawings to be supplied with the proposals:

a. Calculated shipping weight of each structure, excluding anchor
bolts. Separate weights shall be given for arms and poles.

b. Calculated shipping weight of anchor bolts.

c. Ultimate ground line moment (including Overload Capacity
Factor)

d. Anchor bolt size, length and locations (bolt circle diameters).

e. Type of material of major components (ASTM Designation, if
applicable).

f. Description of pole shaft, including thickness, length, diameter,
cross-section geometry, and method of fastening each shaft
component.

g. Data showing the design of the arm, arm connections, arm
attachment plates and brackets.

h. Two sets of preliminary design drawings for each structure type.

7.1.3 Documents to be supplied to SEC for review and acceptance:

Final design calculations for pole shaft, base plate, anchor bolts,
cross-arms and other appurtenances, including their connections for
all structures shall be provided.

The following shall be supplied:

a. For each loading case, the total shear and axial forces and
moments, stresses, section moduli, cross-sectional areas,
deflections, Widths for polygonal and Diameters for round
cross-sections at all joints, at the top and bottom, at arm
attachment points, and at least every 3 meters along the pole.

b. For the critical loading case, including foundation movement,
total shear and axial forces, moments, stresses, section moduli
and deflections, and the bolt stresses in member connections
(Also, the bolt stresses in arm connections).

c. Anticipated deflections shall be indicated for each pole for the
normal, everyday loading condition of 27°C, no wind, and no
overload capacity factors.

d. For the base design loading case (that having the largest ground
line moment), the ground line reactions computed by removing
the overload capacity factors from the applied loads.


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e. Assembly instructions and erection drawings.

f. Detail drawings for each structure type showing dimensions and
weights of all structure components.

g. After acceptance of a proposal, the successful Supplier shall
submit within ten (10) days to SEC a tabulated list of all
drawings to be used within the agreed frame, three (3) prints of
each shop drawing.

Within four (4) weeks after receipt of acceptance of designs, the
Supplier shall submit for acceptance, the foundation setting
drawings for the types of foundation specified on the Pole
Conceptual Drawings. One set of the above drawings will be
returned to the Supplier with indication of acceptance or with
comments and/or corrections. Where a correction is required, or
unless otherwise specified, three (3) sets of revised prints,
plainly marked "Revised" and dated, shall be submitted to SEC
for review and comments. All design and detail drawings shall
be accepted by SEC in writing before fabrication.

NOTE: The Supplier shall be responsible for the correctness
of dimensions and details on the working drawings
and the acceptance of the detail drawings by SEC
will not relieve the Supplier of this responsibility.

In the event any errors in detailing are found in the fabrication
or erection of the structures, the Supplier shall correct and revise
the drawings and furnish new revised tracings without cost to
SEC.

7.1.4 Final Drawing Information

a. An erection drawing and drawings for each type of tubular pole
shall be submitted by the supplier. These drawings shall show
the identification marks, location of each member, size, number
and location of bolts and a complete list of parts, their
identification marks and dimensions. These drawings shall also
show total weight of each pole.

b. Supplier shall furnish all final design and assembly drawings in
original or Mylar tracings as well as on digital format in 3.5-
inch floppy diskette.

Tracings of anchor setting drawings shall be submitted at least
four weeks, or an agreed time frame, prior to initial shipment of
the steel anchor. Tracings of shop detail drawings shall be sent
at the time steel fabrication is started, or an agreed time frame.
Tracings of erection drawings shall be submitted at least four


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weeks or an agreed time frame, prior to initial shipment of steel
poles.

7.1.5 Test Reports

a. Certified mill test reports for all material.

b. Certified welding reports for each structure.

c. Impact property test reports showing that the materials used in
the structures meet the impact properties.

d. Test reports on coating thickness, nuts & bolts and reports on
dimensional check.

e. Report of all structure testing, when required, including photos,
diagrams, loading trees, etc.
7.2 Drawings

7.2.1 General

a. All design drawings shall be to SEC drawing sizes:

Size Dimensions

A 710 mm x 1015 mm
B 510 mm x 710 mm
C 355 mm x 510 mm
D 280 mm x 430 mm
E 215 mm x 280 mm

b. Detail and erection drawings shall be on size 710 mm x 1015
mm sheets. No drawing shall contain design details of more
than one (1) pole type.

c. All design drawings to be provided under Turnkey Contract
shall conform to SEC Drafting Procedure No. DR-8.

7.2.2 Types of Drawings Required

a. Design drawings shall consist of, but not limited to, the
following:

i. Pole outline and dimensions

ii. Pole loading trees

iii. Structure and Foundation design information/calculations

iv. Pole details




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b. Shop Detail Drawings

Shop detail drawings shall show:

i. Each pole section

ii. All parts or pieces with identification marks

iii. All information required for fabrication including, but not
limited to, dimensions for cutting and punching

iv. All holes, hole sizes, batters and distances between each

v. Enlarged details where necessary to provide clarity

vi. A bill of materials for all materials shown on the drawing,
including the mark designating the part or piece, a
description of each part and number of pieces required

c. Erection Drawings

Basic Pole Erection Drawings shall show:

i. The position, assembly number and part marks of each
member, including crossarms, shall be shown on a single
sheet, if possible

ii. Size and number of bolts required for each connection

iii. A bill of materials showing:

Number of parts required

Description of parts including size and weight

Mark used for each part

Complete bolt list showing size and length

Cross reference to appropriate shop detail drawings

d. Anchor Drawings

Anchor drawings shall show:

i. Anchor setting dimensions, angles, and batter (in mm per
cm of rise)

ii. Part marks and position of each

iii. Bend point or bend line



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iv. A bill of material showing:

Number of parts required

Description of parts including size and weight

Mark used for each part

Complete bolt list showing size and length

Cross reference to appropriate shop detail drawings



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8.0 DATA SCHEDULE

TAPERED TUBULAR STEEL POLES

SEC Enquiry No. Date:

SEC Purchase Order
No.
Date:
or Contract No.

SEC PTS No./Project Title with J .O. No.

REFERENCE
SECTION NO. DESCRIPTION 'A' 'B' 'C'

3.0 APPLICABLE CODES AND STANDARDS

Applicable Industry Standards



4.0 DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

4.1.2 Line voltage level
(69/110/115/132/230) kV
4.2 Line/Pole configuration
Single circuit triangular
Single circuit vertical
Double circuit vertical
Double circuit vertical
on one side

Conductor assembly
(Single or Bundle)

Overhead ground wire shielding
Single or Double)


Insulator type
(Suspension or Post type)






'A'- SEC SPECIFIED DATA/PARAMETER.
'B'- BIDDER/SUPPLIER/VENDOR/CONTRACTOR PROPOSED DATA/PARAMETERS.
'C'- REMARKS SUPPORTING THE PROPOSED DEVIATION IN COLUMN 'B'.
(*)- DATA/PARAMETER TO BE PROVIDED/PROPOSED BY THE BIDDER/SUPPLIER/
VENDOR/CONTRACTOR IN COLUMN 'B'.




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8.0 DATA SCHEDULE

TAPERED TUBULAR STEEL POLES
REFERENCE
SECTION NO.
DESCRIPTION 'A' 'B' 'C'

4.6.1 Base Diameters
Tangent Structure
Small/Light Angle Structure
Medium Angle/Anchor
Dead-end Structure
Heavy Angle Structure
4.6.2 Typical length of pole from
base plate


Base Diameters (For special applications)


Tangent Structure
Small/Light Angle Structure

Medium Angle/Anchor

Dead-end Structure
Heavy Angle Structure
Total weight per pole type


Basic body
Arm








TESTS

5.2.3.1 Full Scale Loading Test
Tangent Structure
Small Angle Structure
Light Angle Structure
Medium Angle Structure
Anchor Structure
Heavy Angle Structure
Deadend Structure








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8.0 DATA SCHEDULE

TAPERED TUBULAR STEEL POLES

ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL INFORMATION OR FEATURES TO BE FURNISHED BY
SEC:
A.







ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY DATA OR FEATURES PROPOSED BY
BIDDER/VENDOR/SUPPLIER/CONTRACTOR:
B.







OTHER PARTICULARS TO BE FILLED UP BY BIDDER/VENDOR/SUPPLIER/
CONTRACTOR:
C.





Actual Manufacturer
of Equipment/Material
Vendor/Supplier/
Contractor

Name of the
Company

Location and address



Name and Signature of
authorized
epresentative

and date


Official Seal/Stamp
of the Company &
Date