Double Rod Leg Upgrade
- Installation of a Double Rod Leg Upgrade requires two-rod sections being attached to an existing leg member.
- The addition of two extra members divides the loading on the leg into three sections, therefore reducing the level of stress applied to the existing leg.
- Achieved an additional 200% leg capacity without any disruption to mission critical networks
There was a need to increase the capacity of the tower, however structural stability issues, created by temporarily removing the leg member, made it difficult to swap out.
Multiple customer installations on the site meant that outages and equipment relocation would be a challenge to conduct.
The solution was the addition of two-leg sections to the existing leg member; which combined act as
Achieved an additional 200% leg capacity without any disruption to mission critical networks.
a composite member. The loading was shared through the three legs via a designed connection system.
The application of this method allows for substantial capacity increases to meet future requirements and minimal equipment relocation or outages. The task could also be conducted where crane access is limited, allowing for a greater scope of application to sites.
By undertaking a Double Rod Leg Upgrade, Axicom was able to unlock an additional 200% leg capacity without disruption to mission critical networks.
This upgrade provided the ability to deploy the initial required technology, but also means the leg won’t require any further strengthening if additional tower strengthening is required.