Adding anything not specified in the original order may alter the lighting column’s resistance. Specify when ordering if the
installation site is likely to be subject to vibratory phenomena (bridges, paving, etc.). If known, specify when ordering the type of load and the place of installation of the lighting columns.
Make sure that your load (lights, signs, banners, etc.) can be borne using catalogue information or sales literature. Conventional reported values must on no account be used to define the choice of a mast in respect of its location. Wind resistance charts, according to areas and categories of terrain, should be used to define and validate the choice of a product. Any mechanical tests in position must give rise to a written request to Valmont® Structures so that we can communicate the elements necessary for conducting these tests. Without such a request, the manufacturer’s guarantee will not apply.
Storage & Handling
We recommend you do not store lamp posts directly on the ground or nearby areas where pulverulent materials are stored.
Painted products should not be stored on the floor or near areas of excessive acidic or alkaline products; such as rock salt
We advise you not to stock painted products for long periods of time without adequate ventilation. In the case of prolonged
storage (> 2 weeks), remove all steel straps & packaging. Products should be handled with the help of nonmetallic slings, or a trolley with protected forks, in order to avoid scratching.
Regularly clean the surfaces of masts in galvanised steel and in aluminium alloy, using soapy water for untreated masts and
polish for painted masts. Make sure the products used are nonabrasive. Under no circumstances should corrosive products or scouring pads be used to clean Valmont columns.
Checks & Maintenance
Each time the lamps are serviced, check that all accessories and brackets are properly fastened (check that all screws and
bolts are installed and fastened tightly, check the lantern is fixed securely to the mast arm).
Make yearly checks on:
Presence and correct fit of the door. Inspect the state of the mobile bolt screws, including oiling. Evacuate standing water. Clean the bottom of the mast.
Visually check the foundation. Whether it is perpendicular in relation to the ground. Ground compacting around the foundation.
Oil the threads. Check tightness. Unblock discharge hole. Check rod/base plate insulation present.
Wooden Column Maintenance
For detailed information regarding the recommended maintenance schedule for Valmont wooden columns please contact your local representative.
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