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Industry information, application knowledge, and fun facts about steel transmission and substation structures.

Tips from Steel Fabricator: How To Reduce Lead Times and Save Money

A few years ago, TLC came out with a show called Extreme Couponing where everyday people...

How to Avoid Excessive Galvanizing Buildup on Steel Structures

Something that might be viewed as a small, insignificant venting hole on a 10,000 pound steel...

DIS-TRAN Take2: How to Design Anchor Bolts

In this edition of DIS-TRAN Take2, led by Senior Civil Engineer, Bill Elliott, PE, he will...

DIS-TRAN Take2: Calculating Anchor Bolt Loads

Calculating anchor bolt loads can be tricky when you have more than your standard four anchor...

What is Chemthane 2260 and Why Is It Used on Steel Poles?

After fabrication, every utility structure made from carbon steel undergoes some type of...

4 Things to Keep in Mind When Testing Transmission Davit Arms

We like to call our engineers at DIS-TRAN Steel “myth busters.” Their day is spent crunching...