This page is intended to provide references to various standards that could have a significant importance related to Pole Line Design. If you think of one that we missed, please let us know.

Canadian Standards

  • CAN/CSA-A14-07 Concrete poles
  • B149.2-10 Propane Storage And Handling Code
  • C22.1-09 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I
  • C22.2 Canadian Electrical Code, Part II
  • C22.2 No. 41-07 Grounding and bonding equipment
  • C22.3 Canadian Electrical Code, Part III
    • C22.3 No.1 Overhead Systems
    • C22.3 No. 5 Recommended practices for electrical protection — Electric contact between overhead supply and communication lines
    • CAN/CSA-C22.3 No. 3 Electrical coordination
    • C22.3 No. 60826-06 Design criteria for overhead transmission lines
  • C57-98 (R2006) Electric power connectors for use in overhead line conductors
  • C83-96 Communication and Power Line Hardware
  • C411.1-10 AC suspension insulators
  • C411.6 (under development) Line post composite insulators for overhead distribution lines
  • C411.7 (under development) Composite insulator for guy wires
  • CAN/CSA-C61089-03 (R2008) Round wire concentric lay overhead electrical stranded conductors
  • CAN/CSA-G12-92 (R2007) Zinc-coated steel wire strand
  • CAN/CSA-O15-05 (2009) Wood utility poles and reinforcing stubs
  • National Research Council Canada National Building Code of Canada

Provincial Standards/Over-rides

US, North American and International Standards

  • ANSI (American National Standards Institute) C29.1-1988 (R2002) American National Standard — Test Methods for Electrical Power Insulators
  • C29.11-1989 (R1996) American National Standard for Composite Suspension Insulators for Overhead Transmission Lines — Tests
  • C29.12-1997 (R2002) American National Standard for Insulators — Composite — Suspension Type
  • C29.13-2000 American National Standard for Insulators — Composite — Distribution Deadend Type
  • ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Manual 104-2003 Recommended Practice for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Products For Overhead Utility Line Structures
  • ASCE Manual 111-2006 Reliability-Based Design of Utility Pole Structures
  • ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) D1036-99 (2005) Standard Test Methods of Static Tests of Wood Poles
  • CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems) Technical Brochure 273 (2005) Overhead conductor safe design tension with respect to Aeolian vibrations
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 487-2007 IEEE Recommended Practice for the Protection of Wire-Line Communication Facilities Serving Electric Supply Locations
  • ANSI/IEEE 738-2006 IEEE Standard for Calculating the Current-Temperature of Bare Overhead Conductors
  • ANSI/IEEE C2-2007 National Electrical Safety Code
  • NFPA 70 – National Electrical Code
  • NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) Standard FAC-003-1 (2006) Transmission Vegetation Management Program