HOW TO CHOOSE an ERS Tower

You might not know which ERS tower system your project or emergency needs, but that’s where the experts at Tower Solutions come in. We can help tailor a solution to your exact needs.

Voltage

Voltage usually determines the height of the tower. As a general rule the higher the voltage the higher the tower.

  • Purchasing a versatile model that allows for high towers with less guywires

  • Choosing an ERS capable of withstanding a high degree of stress
  • Selecting an ERS that can grow with the grid by selecting the same modules

Installation

Time during an emergency is critical, so you’ll
want to find an ERS system that gets power back
online as fast as possible.

TOWER SPAN

The longer the span the stronger the tower must be. Stronger towers require less guywires, which result in a faster installation and a smaller footprint.

Connectivity

To maintain tower strength you must establish full contact between the connecting sections, including the blocks used for bolting.

SAFETY IS YOUR NUMBER ONE
PRIORITY 
WHEN CHOOSING AN ERS

  • Safety during transportation
  • Safety during erection
  • Safety during handling
  • Safety during climbing

From the materials used to the various components that come with the package, it’s important to know what your ERS Tower is comprised of. Does it meet the necessary strength per unit length that ensures its safety? A good starting point would be checking what accreditations a tower system has.

All Tower Solutions ERS systems adhere to IEEE 1070
and IEC 60652 standards.

ANCHORS

The stronger the tower, the fewer anchors and guywires you require.

Resilience

Higher resilience indicates the tower will withstand buckling, compression, and twisting stress in the field.

Articulation

A quality articulation point is very
important during erection of the
tower and to ensure rotational
ability is maintained during
long usage periods. 

Are you interested to see what components Tower Solutions’ ERS system uses?

Storage

When you’re trying to deploy an ERS system as quickly as possible, how it’s stored plays a big part in how fast and successfully you can do so. The storage unit must allow for easy access along with optimal placement of your equipment.

  • All tower parts are in one container and easily accessible.
  • The container is solid and durable, keeping its contents safe.
  • Organized storage helps insure inventory is accounted for.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • Strength-to-weight ratio
  • Warranty
  • Engineering and Support
  • Options and add-ons available

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