Steel Guy Wire for Electric Utilities
Steel guy wire is a tensioned cable that stabilizes free-standing
structures. Its applications extend to power and electric utilities,
telecommunications and towers. Terms like guy strand, guy cable, guy rope
and guy anchors are interchangeable. The way we talk about guy wire changes
based on the structure it secures. A vertical mast anchored by guy strands,
for example, is a guyed mast. Structures with a latticework construction,
however, are "towers" when affixed by guy wire.
Guy wire is ideal for stabilizing and securing structures because it has a
high strength-to-weight ratio. Guy strands anchor a structure by connecting
the object to the ground some distance away. They create an angled wire
between the vertical structure and the ground.
Steel Guy Wire Specifications for Electric Utilities
Steel guy wire comes in a variety of strengths, lengths and wires per
strand for use in several applications, including telecommunications and
electrical service guy wire.
Bekaert manufactures a wider range of guy strands than any other supplier
in North American power utility and telecom markets. Our clients determine specifications like:
Wires per strand: The number of wires per strand determines which
weight and diameter options are available.
Minimum breaking strength: This factor depends on the strand's grade.
It describes how much force you can safely apply to the cable.
Minimum weight of coating: Choose a coating class that meets your needs
without adding unnecessary weight to your tensioned cables.
Steel Guy Wire for Electric Utilities Use
Utility poles are buried deep underground, which makes them sturdy. Poles
at the end of long, straight sections, though, are more vulnerable to
movement. Utility companies use power line guy wire on those last poles for
Utility guy wire also has applications in securing other structures
associated with electric utilities. Guy cables stabilize the masts that
allow electricity to enter buildings. They also anchor utility towers. Even
alternative electricity sources, like wind power, use guy strands for
security. Guy wires anchor wind turbines to the ground surrounding the
tower to hold them in place.
Benefits of Steel Guy Wire
Securing utility structures with electrical guy wire from Bekaert has
several benefits besides safety and quality.
One of those advantages is the availability of Bezinal® coating. Bezinal is
an aluminum and zinc alloy that protects your tension cables from the
elements and keeps your steel guy strands free from corrosion, which is a
major cause of breakage and degradation. In addition to their corrosion
resistance, steel guy wires have standardized strength levels. Bekaert also
offers Class A, Class B and Class C galvanized coating options.
Regardless of your region, we can manufacture your guy strands 100% locally
when necessary. Since we produce your order after confirming your custom
specifications, you know that you're receiving new, meticulously
Why Choose Bekaert?
Bekaert is the leading North American supplier of galvanized steel wire
that meets Buy America Act provisions. Our long-term reputation and
competitive lead times make us stand out as an industry leader. We
manufacture our products in America and have unmatched customer service in
our industry. Our extensive sales team is knowledgeable about our complete
portfolio of safe, premium quality products. When you partner with Bekaert,
we'll meet and exceed your expectations with our expert advice and support.
Contact us for more information about
Bekart's steel guy wire
today. You can
request a quote online
or call us at +1 334-333-6123.