MPIIPL´s key product portfolio includes mainly utility poles for the power market segment. Utility poles are a common feature of our everyday landscape. They support the wires that bring electricity from the power company to our homes and enable our growing network of telephones, televisions, and computers. They are manufactured in various forms as PSCC poles, RCC (Reinforced Cement Concrete) poles and Spun poles. They are usually manufactured as per the standard specifications of the customer. The company supplies both categories of poles.
PSCC VS RCC
The basic comparison between PSCC and RCC poles is as follows.
|COMPARISON BETWEEN RCC & PRESTRESS CONCRETE|
|TOPIC||PRE-STRESSED CONCRETE||REINFORCED CONCRETE|
|Load bearing capacity||High||Comparatively low|
|Economy||Economic than RCC||Expensive|
|Shock resisting ability||High||Low|
|For long span||Applicable||Not Applicable|
|Self weight||Much less than RCC||Greater than Pre-stressed concrete|
MPIIPL´s main business focus lies in manufacturing of PSCC poles. They are basically cement concrete poles which are pre-stressed using steel wires to provide more structural strength. They are manufactured as per standard REC specifications followed by various customer organizations implementing Rural Electrification programs launched by various state government-controlled electricity boards.
The PSCC poles are manufactured in different lengths varying from 8.0 M to 11.0 M and pole strengths varying from 140 Kgs to 400 Kgs. The length and strength of the pole selected depends on the height and strength requirements at the field level where poles are erected. The poles are solid structures, rectangular in shape at the cross-section and tapering along length.
Pole Specifications and Drawings
Spun Poles and Piles
Manchukonda Prakasham Industries India Private Limited, a market leader in pre-stressed cement concrete flat poles in India, is planning to diversify into pre-stressed cement concrete spun pole/pile business by setting up a most advanced and state-of-the-art spun pole/pile manufacturing unit near Hyderabad, India. The project will be commissioned on fast track basis and is expected to be operational during the coming years.
Unlike the pre-stressed cement concrete flat poles and wooden poles, the spun poles have superior strength and appearance. The increase in strength is achieved through centrifugal spinning with those of pre-stressing and high-strength concrete in the manufacturing process. The advanced centrifugal spinning ensures the concrete is compacted into a hard and dense material exhibiting superior strength and excellent finish.
The company will be focusing primarily on the following few application segments to market spun poles:
- Transmission & Distribution Infrastructure (Power transmission & distribution poles)
- Township Lighting (Street/High-mast lighting & Sports/Yard lighting poles)
- Traction Infrastructure (Electric train traction poles)
- Telecom Tower (Telecom poles)
And for spun piles, the following are some of the application segments for immediate business focus:
- Foundation Pile (Building/Port/River Structures, Bridges, Retaining Walls)
- Columns (Building Structures, Bridge Piers)