A case study on quality control on telephone poles as a cost saving tool in Tanzania

IRG/WP 3418

K K Murira

A sample of 28 CCA treated Eucalyptus poles from a lot of 2,000 poles awaiting delivery to the field, was studied to reveal the quality of treatment. Results showed a product of very poor quality. Average figures for penetration and retention were 8.4 mm and 2.2 kg/m³; these results are 66% and 91% below the required standards, respectively. Consequences of such results are estimated to amount to losses of billion of shillings.


Keywords: EUCALYPTUS; POLES; TANZANIA; COSTS; CCA; CREOSOTE; SPECIFICATIONS; PENETRATION; RETENTION; SOLUTION CONCENTRATION

Conference: 87-05-17/22 Honey Harbour, Ontario, Canada


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