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Company Selection for Stadium and Sports Field Poles

Lighting poles have been used frequently in various industries for many years. Light poles, which are popular structures for the sports field lighting industry due to their construction strength, reliability and ease of installation, serve the industry in the best way. The attention paid to the design requirements for these structures prolongs their useful life. But as with any build, consistent application of a design standard is crucial. Historically, no consistent standard has been used for the pole industry in sports lighting. Lighting poles, which are produced by considering factors such as appropriate load and strength, safety factors, continue to give light to sports competitions all over the world. Insufficient base plate for sports and stadium lighting systems, insufficient anchor bolts, the inability of poles produced according to incorrect application to withstand wind and wind coefficients, small-sized unsound sources and lighting poles produced with unsuitable materials are structures that you should avoid.

Lighting Poles

In the sports lighting industry, it can be applied to the field in the form of poles, directly embedded or in the form of studs. It is thin and usually round or polygonal. Anchor-based posts are directly supported by anchor bolts embedded in a concrete foundation. Stud-based posts are flanged to a section of pipe that is directly buried in the ground. Typically galvanized. It consists of polygonal shapes or round sections. Polygonal post shells are long stitched. The vertical source is thrown along the polar axis joining the polar half-shells. For structural efficiency in most cases, lampposts taper to a smaller end along their height. Sports field and stadium lighting poles are typically manufactured with high-strength materials.

These structures, which are between 16 meters and 45 meters high, can be designed to support at least four lighting fixtures, and dozens of fixtures can be installed according to their structure. A standard sports lighting pole and its components can be seen in figure.

Pole collapses in the sports lighting industry, although rare, do occur and are a significant potential for loss of life or injury due to their proximity to areas where the public gathers for sporting events. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you work with companies such as Depar Enerji that are competent and capable of producing lighting poles that take all these factors into account with their experience and implement the project perfectly.

Design Consistency and Standard

Historically, the lack of a consistent standard for the design of lampposts in the sports lighting industry has led to a liberalization of design techniques for sports lighting poles, which has led to confusion. Attention should be paid to the technical features and design processes that the poles should have for sports lighting.

Design issues include improper safety factors, inadequate baseplate design, inadequate anchor bolts, improper application of wind resistance at poles and ignoring wind coefficients, weak welds, unsuitable materials, and ignoring fatigue issues. Together with these problems, the mast structure causes serious differences in design and quality depending on the supplier. However, by standardizing the design process, it is possible to increase the safety of these structures, reduce confusion in the purchasing process, and ensure the longevity of the structure. The safety factor is maximized with analyzes for the structural design of the poles. The design should be made by calculating the allowable stretch value and the axial load approximately.

Base plate thickness should be considered in the design of the mast. The thickness of the base of the structure must be equal to or greater than the nominal value of the diameter of the connecting bolt of the plates. In the design of lighting poles, it is of great importance to take into account the fatigue strength of this connection. It is essential to give due consideration to the design techniques and the design of the mast base plate. With a solid baseplate design that prevents this connection from loosening and aging, they do not create fatigue or production problems.

Anchor Bolts

Anchor bolts handle connections and fulfill fastening requirements for sections used to transmit loads at critical connections from the post to the foundation. Anchor bolts must be used in accordance with the design. For a lighting pole life of at least 50 years, it is recommended to use at least six (6) anchor bolts, taking into account corrosion and fatigue.

Service Requirements

The maintenance of lighting poles constitutes the condition of serviceability and safety measures, to ensure that the visibility of the structure remains aesthetically pleasing to the eye, to ensure the continuation of sufficient structural rigidity. In sports lighting poles, the fatigue results of the structures, which occur as the cause of excessively flexible structures, should be considered. This fatigue can turn into damage that results in stress-induced fracture. Fatigue and premature failure of structures can cost the industry millions of dollars and, more importantly, lives. Especially for pole structures, fatigue can be very detrimental to long-term performance, putting the structure and public safety at risk. Stadium and sports lighting poles are exposed to various weather events such as storms. The resulting vibrations can shorten the life of the mast. Factors such as these have been carefully considered by expert mast designers and manufacturers such as Depar Enerji.

For lighting structures, sports lighting poles should be designed to avoid large amplitude vibrations and to prevent the development of fatigue cracks in the base connection of a pole. Deviations for nominal voltage ranges and service limits close to the fatigue sensitive base connection of the pole should be well calculated and the design should be made accordingly. To set the structural reliability level of a pole structure, all hazard risks must be taken into account and taken into account when pouring into the design. In case there is a need for lighting systems for sports and stadium lighting structures, the project owner should work with the pole manufacturers who are aware of these factors and design accordingly, and their recommendations. Working with companies that can provide lighting poles that are designed to resist wind and vibration, whose structural integrity remains intact for at least 50 years, and which can provide suitable lighting poles for the project, eliminates the reservations related to the aforementioned negative factors. In the production of lighting poles needed for sports and stadium lighting systems, the experience of the pole manufacturer, communication with the owner of the area that needs lighting, professional responsibility and the correct structural design of the poles are very important. These processes will increase the security of these structures and reduce complexity in the procurement process.

Depar Energy manufactures lighting poles for sports and stadium lighting systems, handles fatigue problems, overcomes wind-induced vibration problems and other design requirements with its experience. You can contact us to have sports lighting poles that will perform satisfactorily and safely for many years with its longevity and proven competence in the pole industry.


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