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Ground Clearance CSV file export enhanced - 6.74.45

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:50 pm
by Sonideft
Through user questions, it became obvious that additional fields of data were necessary in the Ground Clearances export.

Quick Pole evaluates many categories and types of clearance values at points every 0.5 meters along each span for each span attachment/wire. This is required to ensure CSA and NESC code compliance. The minimum ground clearance category of current summary output fields has been found to be insufficient in scenarios that have groundline elevation slope and/or attachment elevation slope along the span. In other words, the minimum ground clearance set of data does not always identify a ground clearance failure; especially when the clearance requirements vary along the span.

To better meet the needs of our customers, another set of data representing the Worst ground clearance point along a span is being included. This location of this point is based on the worst scenario of maximum sag and clearance requirement. To assist users, an additional column has been added that indicates Pass or Fail if the maximum sag does not meet the requirement at that point. As always, ground clearance requirements are automatically adjusted for attachment/wire voltage, and in the case of Pedestrian Clearance type, snow depth.