PREVENT BIRDS & WILDLIFE FROM INTERACTING WITH LIVE POWER LINES

THE BALMORAL™ RANGE OF WILDLIFE PROTECTION PRODUCTS
PREVENT ANIMALS FROM INTERACTING WITH
OVERHEAD POWER LINES

Designed to help protect birds and stop damage to power lines.

Can be installed down the length of the power line.

Electrical faults induced by animals can be deadly and potentially cause expensive outages.

Durable, long lasting components, engineered to survive in harsh environments

Install from the ground, elevated work platform or by helicopter

Rubber Stoppers can be deployed in runs to assist installation.

ROTAMARKA Bird Diverter and Power Line Marker

Designed to be installed on a range of conductor sizes and types with a clamp opening range of 2-50mm

ROTAMARKA works with industry standard live line installation tools

Three dimensional form can be seen from all angles of approach

Constantly rotating, competes for birds attention

High internal contrast key for bird visibility in a range of background light conditions

Suits most cable sizes

WILDLIFE PROTECTION

The Balmoral™ Wildlife Protection products includes unique products purpose designed to prevent outages and protect wildlife from power lines and equipment. Every year, there is a huge cost in mortalities and injuries of wildlife including endangered species. On top of this, there are the potential for shutdowns and outages which can cause costly repair bills and loss of power to consumers and businesses. Wildlife routinely climb or perch on overhead Power Lines and can frequently bridge between phases or across a potential voltage difference causing electrocution and fault protection on the circuit. Balmoral™ range of products can help prevent this.

ROTAMARKA Bird Diverter and Power Line Marker ROTAMARKA Bird Diverter and Power Line Marker
Raptor Protection on Powerlines Raptor Protection on Powerlines
Bird Perching on Power Lines, from problem to solution Bird Perching on Power Lines, from problem to solution
Bird Flappers or Diverters Bird Flappers or Diverters

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

Mitigation of Birds and Power Lines

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”

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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Wildlife Protection

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q:What specific applications are Wildlife Protection products designed for?

There are three main categories of products under the wildlife protection space. Bird Diverters, Animal Deterrents and physical barriers. Bird Diverters act as a pure visual warning. They do not scare away birds, rather, they seek to make the bird aware of the structure onto which the Bird Diverter is attached. This allows the bird to make an evasive maneuver mid-flight. Animal deterrents seek to actually repel the bird or animal. This is achieved through any number of means, however, typically via sight or sound. Physical barriers  as the name suggest, block the ability for the animal to make direct contract with the energised part.

Q:Are these products robust for extended applications outdoors?

Extensive laboratory testing plus decades of field based use and experience have refined these products to the highest levels. Trusted for use by utility companies throughout the world, you can depend on the levels of engineering expertise and the ISO standards the manufacturing plant employs to ensure robust quality and longevity in the field.

Q:Are these products electrically rated

Wildlife protection products are not necessarily designed to insulate. However, they may be made from plastics that have native insulating properties.

Q:What is the weight of these products?

It is key for products designed to go onto power lines to maintain a minimal weight profile. Weight can directly impact the sag and clearances of power lines. It can also affect the loading dynamics sustained by the line. As an example, the Balmoral Bird Blocker, has a weight of around 110 grams each.

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