PARTNERING WITH UTILITIES TO
PREVENT POWER LINE STRIKES SINCE 1974

POWER LINE STRIKES ARE AN ONGOING RISK TO
UTILITY ASSETS THE WORLD OVER

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    BIRD COLLISIONS WITH POWER LINES

    Millions of bird species in the US are injured and killed every year due to collisions with Power Lines. According to one research paper published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information:

    8-57M

    BIRD DEATHS
    EACH YEAR

    “Between 12 and 64 million birds are killed each year at U.S. power lines, with between 8 and 57 million birds killed by collision”

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    Bird Flight Diverters (ROTAMARKA™)

    For mitigation of Bird Wire strikes. This has been and continues to be a critical issue from an environmental stand point with many endangered species colliding with both Distribution and Transmission Utility Lines. This also creates problems for the Utilities and their customers with resulting outages and damage to infrastructure. The Balmoral Bird Diverters have been designed in collaboration with a leading Professor of Avian Sciences and industry experts. Built with a unique Black and White design which has been carefully selected to provide the highest visual impact on birds. The inclusion of black and white elements provides a superior level of internal contrast irrespective of background conditions and light. The three dimensional nature of the product is also unique, allowing birds to visualise the product in full from any approach angle. The custom white colour reflects both sun and moon light and imitates the native signalling present in the plumage of some bird species.

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    CONTACT WITH POWER LINES AROUND BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITES

    Construction and building sites routinely approach or encroach critical safety clearances around Power Lines. Cranes, Dump Trucks, Scaffolding, Ladders and Personnel are all at risk of contact:

    ~82

    FATALITIES
    EACH YEAR

    “Eighty-two construction workers died from electrocution in 2015, a number the Center for Construction Research and Training – also known as CPWR – calls unacceptably high”

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    Power Line Markers for the Building & Construction Industry (ROTAMARKA™) “URBAN MARKERS”

    Building and construction sites the world over face safety risks every day. One of these is the proximity of live overhead Power Lines and Wires which pose a risk to Earth Moving equipment, Cranes and other plant which may breach clearances and come into contact with live wires. This has the potential to cause injury or even death. The cause is usually related to the overhead Powerlines not being seen by the operators of the plant and equipment. The Balmoral Markers have been specifically designed to maximise their visual impact by rotating multi coloured fins in three dimensions. When installed on Utility overhead wires, they assist operators locate and plan to avoid any potential contact between the Powerlines and plant.

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    LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT COLLISIONS WITH POWER LINES

    Power Lines skirt or cross agricultural land and can be almost invisible to pilots. According to WMC Action News 5:

    6

    FATALITIES
    EACH YEAR

    “6 fatal crop duster crashes happened in Arkansas alone since 2013”

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    Power Line Markers for Low Flying Aircraft (ROTAMARKA™)

    In the Agricultural industry, low flying aircraft and farm plant can collide with hard to see poles and wires. Aerial Agricultural activities routinely increase the risk of these scenarios occurring. Crops Duster pilots often must navigate fields where power lines cross or border. These power lines are integral to the electrical supply of the farm, but due to their hard to see nature, pose a real threat to pilots. The Balmoral Warning Marker range are purpose built and designed to provide an engineered outcome for both temporary and long term visualisation of power lines. The three dimensional articulated design is Patent Pending and rotates and agitates in even low wind conditions to provide a superior visual indicator from all angles of approach. Contrasting colours increase the visual impact. The clamp is universal and fits conductors of diameter 2-50mm. Soft jaws increase grip to stop cable creep. High quality reflectors increase the visual impact. Available in both Bayonet and Eye Ring fittings to work with standard live line tools. Can be installed from the ground with Telescopic Hot Sticks.

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    MINING EQUIPMENT COLLISIONS WITH POWER LINES

    In a report compiled by the Queensland Government, in a localised area of mining activity within the state there was:

    6

    INCIDENTS
    In A 12 MONTH PERIOD

    "Six reported incidents over the last twelve months that have involved Mine mobile equipment contacting energised overhead power line infrastructure" Mines safety bulletin no. 95

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    Power Line Markers for the Mining Industry (ROTAMARKA™)

    With onsite high voltage power and electrical infrastructure, risk of contact between plant and machinery and power lines is a constant threat. With overhead lines and wires notoriously difficult to visualise and mining activities occurring throughout the night and day, the Balmoral Markers can provide part of the preventative strategy companies can take to reduce or stop dangerous and costly incidents. The key aspect of the Balmoral Line Marker is the ability to rotate in the wind providing an element of movement. This creates a dynamic warning that is efficient in a range of lighting conditions. Mining electrical infrastructure can be set at a range of voltages required to drive plant and equipment on-site. These voltage are typically high in order to sufficiently power large machinery. This makes the potential risk even higher, since greater voltages means increased chance of the electricity finding an unplanned earth or ground.

PREVENT POWER LINE STRIKES

ROTAMARKA™ BIRD DIVERTERS AND MARKERS
MAKE DIFFICULT TO SEE POWER LINES HIGHLY VISIBLE

Has undergone a battery of tests at leading Universities

High internal contrasting fin design, in-built reflectors and optional glow in the dark discs increase visibility in low light and dark conditions

Field tested and now in use by major Utilities throughout the world

Can be seen from up to one and a quarter miles distance by pilots

ROTAMARKA Bird Diverter Power Line Marker

Bird Diverter elements designed by world leading Professor of Avian Sensory Sciences

Low cost installation options including from the ground with Telescopic Hot Stick and standard Lineman tools

Unique combination of 3D shape and rotating design creates class leading high impact visualisation of Power Lines

Reduced line loading by design

PREVENT ACCIDENTAL BRUSH CONTACT AND INSULATE FROM POTENTIAL DIFFERENCES

THE BALMORAL™ RANGE OF MATS & COVERS
HELP LINESMAN AND ELECTRICAL OPERATORS
STAY SAFE DURING LIVE WORKS

Different material grade options from PVC to EPDM rubber

Dual layer safety feature (Grey or blue on inside, yellow outer)

Different fastening options include pressed in insulated magnets, buttons, Velcro and press studs

Light weight and robust

AS 4202 and AS 2978 certified for 650V applications, IEC 61111 full range of Classes including Class 0, Class 1, Class 2, Class 3 and Class 4

Insulating Mat Kit for Poles

Unsurpassed track record as industry standard product for quality and safety

Available in a complete range of sizes, customer cut-outs and shapes for a large range of Utility overhead and underground applications

Excellent UV resistance

Substation kits, Pillar box and underground joint protections during temporary works

Different size and length options available

PREVENT CONTACT WITH POWER LINES

THE BALMORAL™ RANGE OF POLYETHYLENE LINE GUARDS MAKE
POWER LINES MORE VISIBLE AND PROVIDE
A BARRIER AGAINST CONTACT

Compatible with other similar products on the market

Dual layer safety feature (Black on inside, yellow or orange outer)

Snap fit, male to female connections

Light weight and robust

ASTM F712 Certified Class 2 and Class 3 options available

power line guard

Unsurpassed track record as industry standard product for quality and safety

Available in a range of sizes, including; 2/2.5/3m lengths and 35 or 45mm ID

Excellent UV resistance

15KV or 26 KV rating

Different size and length options available

PREVENT CONTACT WITH LIVE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS

THE BALMORAL™ RANGE OF MARIGOLD RUBBER INSULATING GLOVES MAKE
LIVE WORKING SAFER AND PROVIDE
A HIGH QUALITY AND DEXTEROUS PRODUCT

Glove shape and texture designed for the highest levels of ergonomics and comfort

HV Gloves have dual layer safety feature (yellow inner, black outer) as specified by many Utility companies around the world

Manufactured without the use of solvents and hazardous chemicals utilising a proprietary aqueous dipping process

Manufactured in ISO 9001 and 14001 facility

Certified to EN/IEC 60903 and also available in ASTM D120

Rubber Insulating Gloves and Sleeves

Options include acid, ozone and low temperature resistance

Available in a range of sizes, including half sizes

Available in a range of cuff styles including straight, bell and contour

They come in the complete range of classes, from class 00 through to class 4

Outer Protector Gloves custom designed to perfectly complement the Marigold Rubber Glove

PREVENT COLLISION WITH UTILITY POLES

THE BALMORAL™ RANGE OF POLE MARKERS MAKE
DIFFICULT TO SEE UTILITY POLES HIGHLY VISIBLE

Designed to last 15 years +

Excellent UV resistance

Increases visibility of poles for both day and night conditions

Textured surface to reduce adhesion of unwanted signs and labels

Easy to install, Tek Screws or Band-It Strapping can be used

Designed to last 30 years +

Excellent UV resistance

Natural insulating properties

Flexible/pliable material can bend and stretch to uneven pole sizes and shapes

A range of sizes and shapes available

Easy to install, Tek screws can be used

PREVENT WILDLIFE ELECTROCUTION FROM POWER LINES

THE BALMORAL™ RANGE OF WILDLIFE PROTECTION PRODUCTS
PREVENT BIRDS AND ANIMALS FROM MAKING CONTACT
BETWEEN PHASES ON OVERHEAD POWER LINES

Designed to cover over Crossarm mounted Insulators to help protect Birds and Critters from bridging between phases.

Each unit should be installed on each Insulator/Phase on the Crossarm

Electrical faults induced by Birds and Critters can be deadly to the animals and potentially cause expensive outages

Excellent weathering resistance, time tested product

Easily snap clips together to form a sturdy installation

Two types, onset and centre depending on Insulator conguration

Designed to be installed on Power Lines anywhere along the span or near the cross arm to prevent birds from landing or settling on the lines.

Rubber stoppers used on either side of the Bird Blocker to fix in place on the line

Can install multiple Bird Blockers “in series” along the line. Where this is done, use rubber stoppers for every 10 Bird Blockers installed

UV stabilised with good electrical insulation properties

Will keep vertical orientation and face upwards

Suits most cable sizes

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