White Paper: Anchor Corrosion, Understanding the Risks and Preventing Tower Failure
Corrosion of guyed tower anchors is a critical issue that is not often discussed within the tower industry. However, it’s a problem that VIKOR’s team has been deeply committed to solving since 1990, when a 350’ microwave tower fell to the ground, seriously injuring the two service personnel who were climbing it at the time.
The tower that fell and injured those men was found to have excessive corrosion on one of three steel anchor support shafts. Other towers had previously failed for similar reasons, but the personal injury associated with this case was a harsh wake-up call for the industry.
In this white paper, VIKOR discusses what lies beneath the surface, why corrosion occurs, what the risks are of ignoring it and how to protect your towers. Access it below: