AMPJACK® ISO 9001 Certification

AMPJACK® ISO 9001 Certification AMPJACK® recertified for ISO-9001 ISO-9001 is an internationally recognized quality management standard that underlines our dedication to maintaining the highest standards in all aspects of our operations. This recertification demonstrates our continued focus on quality, customer satisfaction, and ongoing improvement.   Want to check our certification live?  Click here

Tower Repair Solutions: Restoring Resilience and Reliability with AMPJACK®

Tower Repair - Rock Slide Damages

Tower Repair Solutions: Restoring Resilience and Reliability with AMPJACK® Unlocking Resilience: AMPJACK® Tower Repair Solutions In the intricate world of transmission tower repair, precision and technical expertise are paramount. At AMPJACK®, we are committed to the science and art of restoring the resilience and reliability of these structures. Our arsenal includes patented systems that empower us to provide swift and precise solutions, coupled with a deep understanding of the complex challenges posed by tower damages. Wildfires Transmission Tower Repair In 2022, a wildfire incident posed a monumental threat to remote access transmission towers in Northen Canada. The extreme heat from the fires had melted the bottom section of the towers compromising the entire tower stability leaving the line vulnerable to any further weather events Recognizing the urgency of the situation, AMPJACK® was called in to address this critical issue. Our expert team promptly assessed the extent of the damage and developed a targeted repair plan. Within an astonishingly short timeframe of fewer than 2 weeks, we successfully restored the compromised towers to their original structural integrity. Not only was the tower repair swift, but, more importantly, it was safe and effective all while being completed energized, ensuring the continuous, uninterrupted flow of electricity to homes and businesses in the remote and isolated area. Real-Life Repair Scenarios At AMPJACK®, clients often turn to us to address specific challenges affecting their transmission towers. Here are three such scenarios where our expertise shone: Rock Slide Damages Geographic conditions, including mountainous terrain and erosion, resulted in a foundation repair on a damaged tower. Rock Slide Repaired Picture After Repair of Rock Slide Demage Agricultural Equipment Damage Agricultural Equipment Repair Picture After Repair of Agricultural Equipment Damage Panel Deformation Tower panel deformations were observed due to erosion in the surrounding areas. Agricultural Equipment Damage Panel Repair Picture After Repair of Panel Deformation Precautions When Working Near Energized Lines: At AMPJACK®, our commitment to tower repair extends to proactive measures. During pre-construction inspections for tower raises, we employ our expertise to identify unidentified damages to the tower structures. This proactive approach provides our clients with the unique opportunity to review our recommended repairs and authorize the fix while we are on site. This approach helps address any underlying issues before they escalate. By seamlessly integrating repairs into the tower raising process, we ensure that the towers not only reach new heights but also do so in an optimal state. Cause: Tower panel deformations were observed due to erosion in the surrounding areas. Common Causes of Tower Damages Terrain: Side Slope: Towers situated on uneven or sloping terrain can suffer from stress and deformation. Rock Slides: The forces of nature, such as rock slides, can inflict substantial damage. Previous Construction Damage: Towers that have undergone previous construction work may bear damages that need to be addressed. Damage by Agricultural Equipment: Towers located in agricultural areas are susceptible to damage from heavy farming equipment. Weather Damage: Wind Damage (due to storms and “Hurricanes”): High winds and storms can exert enormous pressure on tower structures. Ice Damage (Canada): Freezing conditions can lead to ice accumulation, adding stress to towers. Water (Flood + Ice ): Flooding and ice loads can degrade the tower’s structural integrity over time. Corrosion Damage (Environmental Conditions): Environmental factors like corrosive agents can gradually eat away at the tower’s structural components. Understanding these causes is the first step in effective tower repair. AMPJACK® excels in addressing these issues, offering solutions that prioritize resilience and reliability. n conclusion, the realm of tower repair demands both technical prowess and innovative problem-solving. AMPJACK® embodies these qualities, providing custom solutions to restore and fortify transmission towers.  Through real-life scenarios and proactive inspections, we’ve demonstrated our ability to not only repair but also elevate these vital structures. Common causes of tower damages have met their match in our technical acumen.  Our commitment to tower repair goes beyond mere restoration; it is a promise to maintain the resilience and reliability of these integral components of our power infrastructure.  As environmental, geographical, and structural challenges persist, we remain dedicated to our role as guardians of transmission towers, ensuring that they stand tall and continue to power our world.  Have questions or want to know how we can help you? E-mail Us

Sustainable Tower Lifting – AMPJACK® Preserving Our Planet

Sustainable Tower Lifting

Sustainable Tower Lifting – AMPJACK®  Preserving Our Planet Sustainable Tower Liftings Operations: Minimizing Environmental Impact with A Comprehensive Approach As stewards of the environment, AMPJACK® takes great care in every tower lifting project we undertake, approaching it in a different way, making it possible to turn it into a Sustainable Tower Lifting. Our commitment to preserving the natural surroundings and minimizing our environmental footprint is an integral part of our operations. In this blog, we’ll explore our approach to environmental impact mitigation and how it benefits both the ecosystem and our clients. Pre-Work Inspection: A Thorough Analysis for Tower Lifiting Before any tower lifting project, a comprehensive pre-work inspection is conducted. This process entails a detailed analysis of the work environment. Our team meticulously assesses the area to identify potential hazards and develop strategies to mitigate damage to the tower’s surrounding zones and distribution equipment. This proactive approach ensures that our operations will have the least possible impact on the environment. Strategic Equipment Distribution for Tower Lifiting Our commitment to environmental responsibility extends to how we distribute our equipment. We optimize the layout of our machinery while taking care not to disrupt the natural surroundings. This means we set up the worksite in a way that allows us to maximize efficiency without removing vegetation or disturbing wildlife habitats. By working in harmony with the environment, we reduce our overall environmental footprint. Low Environmental Impact Equals Fewer Permits and More Tower Lifitings Our focus on minimizing environmental impact has another significant advantage. It often leads to a reduced need for permits. By respecting the natural surroundings and planning our operations with care, we avoid many of the environmental hurdles that often come with construction projects. This not only simplifies the regulatory process but also expedites the timeline of our projects. Strategic Training for Environmental Damage Prevention A crucial aspect of our environmentally conscious approach involves strategic training. We collaborate with biologists and job safety specialists to provide our crew with comprehensive education and guidance on minimizing environmental damage. This training equips our team with the knowledge and skills needed to protect the ecosystem they work within. Guaranteeing Success in the Details At AMPJACK®, we firmly believe that success lies in the details. Our commitment to environmental impact mitigation is just one example of this principle. By meticulously planning, strategically distributing equipment, and investing in training, we guarantee not only the success of our projects but also the preservation of the natural environment. In choosing AMPJACK® for your tower lifting needs, you’re selecting a partner dedicated to minimizing environmental impact, protecting wildlife, and delivering reliable, sustainable solutions. Our track record speaks to our commitment, ensuring that your project aligns with both your goals and your values.

Tower Leveling of 2 115kV Double Circuit Towers

Foundation Restoration

Tower Leveling of 2 115kV Double Circuit Towers Tower Leveling for Foundation Restoration on a Double Circuit Towers In the fall of 2022, AMPJACK® received a critical assignment from a transmission line contractor to address a tower leveling for a 115kV double circuit lattice towers in Matheson, Ontario, on behalf of Hydro One Networks Inc. These towers had suffered nearly 4′ of lateral displacement at the peak due to foundation failure. Rising to the challenge, AMPJACK® employed its proprietary technologies and expertise to develop a customized solution that would ensure precise tower leveling and that the lines remained energized for the entire project. Challenges of Tower Leveling The project presented formidable challenges, requiring a solution that could fully support and maintain positive control during leveling while both circuits remained energized. Adjustments were needed on both lateral and transverse faces of the structure further complicating the task. Solution Presented With its commitment to innovation, AMPJACK® designed and executed a meticulous plan, employing its patented technologies to plumb the towers, and place them onto new foundations. The custom solution allowed for fine adjustments to be made on each tower leg independently making sure that the tower was level. AMPJACK® provided engineered work methods, specialized tooling, and experienced technicians to support the contractor’s crew throughout the operation. Outcome Through dedication and technical expertise, the project achieved outstanding results, meeting all deadlines and staying within the allocated budget. AMPJACK® successfully restored both towers in just under two days each. This accomplishment exemplifies AMPJACK®’s unwavering commitment to delivering reliable, efficient, and innovative solutions for transmission line maintenance and repairs. The successful completion of this project illustrates AMPJACK®’s reputation as a trusted partner in the utility industry, capable of handling complex challenges with precision and professionalism. As we continue to advance sustainable solutions and cutting-edge technologies, AMPJACK® remains steadfast in its mission to enhance utility infrastructure’s efficiency and reliability, leaving a lasting impact on the industry we serve. Download Project Profile

AMPJACK® Tower Services Canada

AMPJACK® Tower Services Canada Tower Services Canada: Ensuring Safe and Reliable Infrastructure In Canada, where the demand for energy continues to surge, utilities face an uphill battle to meet the nation’s power needs. That’s where Tower Services in Canada come into play. Canada, celebrated for its vast landscapes and diverse geography, relies heavily on an extensive network of transmission towers to deliver electricity to homes and businesses across the country. These towers stand tall in remote wilderness areas, urban centers, and everywhere in between, playing a pivotal role in sustaining a reliable power supply. Yet, the challenge extends beyond mere construction; it encompasses the maintenance and repair of these critical structures, particularly in Canada’s unforgiving and ever-changing climate. This is where Tower Services in Canada become imperative, offering innovative and comprehensive strategies to address the unique demands of the nation’s transmission towers. The Canadian Transmission Tower Challenge In Canada, where extreme weather conditions can range from scorching summer heat to frigid winter cold, the demands on transmission towers are immense.  These towers need to withstand heavy ice loads, strong winds, and extreme temperature fluctuations, all while ensuring the uninterrupted flow of electricity. Over time, these conditions can take a toll on the structural integrity of transmission towers. Corrosion, foundation issues, and general wear and tear can compromise their stability, raising concerns about safety and reliability. This is where specialized solutions become essential. AMPJACK® Tower Services in Canada Enter AMPJACK® — a company with a reputation for innovative solutions in the field of transmission tower maintenance and repair. With a strong presence in Canada, AMPJACK® offers a range of services designed to ensure the safety and reliability of transmission towers across the country. 1. Tower Leveling and Repair One of AMPJACK®‘s primary services is tower leveling and repair. In Canada, where towers can experience significant structural stress due to weather conditions, leveling and repair are crucial to maintaining tower integrity. AMPJACK® utilizes its proprietary technology to ensure that leaning or damaged towers are restored to their original condition, safeguarding the power infrastructure. 2. Cathodic Protection The harsh Canadian climate can accelerate the corrosion of transmission tower foundations. To combat this, AMPJACK® employs advanced cathodic protection systems. By strategically installing sacrificial anodes and implementing corrosion prevention techniques, they extend the lifespan of towers, even in the most challenging environments. 3. Tower Raising In cases where towers need to be raised for clearance or optimization, AMPJACK® offers tower raising services. Our innovative approach allows them to raise towers while keeping the power lines energized. This minimizes disruption to power supply and reduces downtime significantly. 4. Remote Area Access In remote and inaccessible areas, AMPJACK® excels in providing access solutions. Our ability to operate efficiently in such challenging environments ensures that even the most isolated transmission towers receive the necessary maintenance and repairs. 5. Environmental Responsibility AMPJACK® takes environmental responsibility seriously. Our solutions are designed to minimize ecological impact, ensuring that tower maintenance and repair are carried out sustainably. Conclusion In the vast expanse of Canada, where the reliability of our power grid is paramount, AMPJACK® plays a vital role in ensuring the safety and integrity of transmission towers. Our innovative solutions, our unwavering commitment to safety, and our dedication to environmental responsibility make us your trusted partner for utilities across the country. When it comes to tower services in Canada, AMPJACK® stands out as a company that combines technical expertise with a deep understanding of the unique challenges posed by the Canadian landscape. We are committed to delivering safe, reliable, and sustainable solutions that power our nation.

AMPJACK® Safety Working Near High Voltage Energized Lines

AMPJACK® Safety Working Near High Voltage Energized Lines AMPJACK® Best Practices Near High Voltage Energized Lines Working near energized high voltage electrical lines demands rigorous safety measures to safeguard workers and prevent accidents. This blog delves into the essential precautions and standards that should be followed in such scenarios. Precautions When Working Near Energized Lines: Understanding the Risks: Before any work commences near energized lines, it’s crucial to assess the potential risks involved. A hazard and risk assessment should be performed to identify potential dangers and implement appropriate safety measures. Maintaining Safe Distances: Regulations, like those set by OSHA, require the use of fall protection anytime a worker could potentially fall 6 feet (2 meters) or more (in the construction industry) and 4 feet (1.2 meters) or more (in general industry). This means that a safe distance must be maintained from the lines and equipment to prevent accidental contact. 100% Tie Off: When working at heights near energized lines, 100% tie-off with a Y-Lanyard is mandatory. Positioning straps alone are not considered fall protection. This measure ensures that workers are securely attached and prevents falls. Safety Hold Off and Tagging: In situations where the line or equipment cannot be de-energized, a safety hold-off procedure should be in place. This includes proper tagging and communication to indicate who is holding the permit. Ensuring that everyone on the team understands and adheres to these safety protocols is paramount. Equipment Inspection: All fall protection equipment should undergo rigorous inspection before each use. Any equipment found to be defective or unsafe must be tagged as such and removed from service. This practice helps maintain the integrity of safety equipment. Meeting or Exceeding Safety Standards: Limits of Approach (CAN) and Minimum Approach Distance (US) must be maintained as per the relevant safety standards, whether provided by the client or utility, provided that they meet or exceed CSA or OSHA safety requirements. Conclusion When working near High Voltage energized lines and equipment, safety should always be the top priority. Understanding the risks, maintaining safe distances, following proper tie-off procedures, implementing safety hold-offs, inspecting equipment, and adhering to safety standards are essential steps in ensuring the well-being of workers and the successful completion of tasks in these challenging environments. Safety is a shared responsibility, and every worker should be well-versed in these precautions to protect themselves and their colleagues. Back To Summary Next Blog Page

AMPJACK® Best Practices for Working at Heights

Working at Heights

AMPJACK® Best Practices for Working at Heights Ensuring Safety: AMPJACK® Best Practices for Working at Heights Working at heights is a crucial aspect of many industries, from construction to maintenance. While it’s essential for getting the job done, it also comes with inherent risks that demand a proactive approach to safety. At AMPJACK®, we prioritize the well-being of our team members above all else, especially when they’re working in elevated environments. Here are some key safety measures and best practices we follow to ensure that everyone returns home safely at the end of the day. Hazard Assessment is Paramount Before any work commences, a comprehensive hazard and risk assessment is conducted. This process helps us identify and evaluate potential falling hazards, enabling us to implement control methods to reduce risks. Our commitment to safety starts long before our team members reach the worksite. Compliance with OSHA Regulations To maintain the highest standards of safety, we strictly adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. OSHA mandates the use of fall protection whenever a worker could potentially fall 6 feet (2 meters) or more in the construction industry and 4 feet (1.2 meters) or more in general industry. We ensure that our practices align with these guidelines to provide a safe working environment. Equipment Inspection and Maintenance The equipment we use for fall protection is the frontline defense against accidents. Before each use, all fall protection gear undergoes rigorous inspection. If any equipment is found to be defective or unsafe, it’s immediately tagged as such and removed from service. This uncompromising commitment to equipment safety guarantees that our team members can rely on their gear without hesitation. 100% Tie Off: A Non-Negotiable Rule At AMPJACK®, we leave no room for compromise when it comes to fall protection. Our strict policy dictates that 100% tie-off with a Y-lanyard must be maintained at all times. We understand that positioning straps are not a substitute for fall protection, and we ensure that every team member complies with this rule without exception. Setting the Safety Bar High We take immense pride in our 100% fall protection policy and our unwavering commitment to the safety of our team. Our safety measures match or exceed the stringent requirements set by industry clients and oversight groups. For us, ensuring that our team members return home safely after each job isn’t just a goal; it’s our duty and unwavering commitment. At AMPJACK®, safety isn’t just a practice – it’s our culture. We continually invest in training, equipment, and procedures to make sure that every job is executed with the highest regard for the well-being of our team. When you work with AMPJACK®, you’re partnering with a team that prioritizes safety at every step. Back To Summary Next Blog Page

AMPJACK® Tower Raising Elevates Safety

AMPJACK® Tower Raising Elevates Safety Securing Transmission Towers: How AMPJACK® Elevates Safety Safety in the world of transmission towers isn’t a mere requirement; it’s an uncompromising commitment. At AMPJACK®, we prioritize safety above all else in our operations. Join us as we explore how our AMPJACK® system goes the extra mile to secure transmission towers and protect our workforce. Precision-Engineered Safety AMPJACK® doesn’t leave safety to chance; it’s engineered into every aspect of our operations. Our tower lifting process incorporates a minimum 4:1 safety factor, ensuring that even under demanding conditions, our operations are well within safe parameters. Safety is not an afterthought but a core component of our design philosophy. Weather-Resilient Operations The safety of our team and your infrastructure isn’t negotiable. AMPJACK® Tower Lift Operations are carried out at wind speeds of 25 mph (40 km/h) or less and temperatures above -13°F (-25°C). We’re uncompromising when it comes to weather considerations. If severe weather looms, we don’t take chances – the raise is temporarily halted to maintain safety. OSHA Compliance and Fall Arrest Safety on the tower isn’t just a guideline; it’s the law. At AMPJACK®, we strictly adhere to OSHA Regulations. This means that 100% tie-off is mandatory for all personnel, ensuring that our team is safeguarded while working at heights. Our innovative AMPJACK® cube bracing serves as a reliable fall arrest attachment point, enhancing the safety of our workforce. Qualified Personnel and Regulatory Compliance Safety is a shared responsibility. Every AMPJACK® team member working near energized lines is not only qualified but also intimately familiar with all applicable safety regulations. We leave no room for shortcuts. Obtaining essential permits, such as Safety Hold-offs, is non-negotiable. Our commitment to compliance is unwavering. Positive Control and Precision with AMPJACK® Lift System The heart of our safety efforts lies in the AMPJACK® Lift System. This revolutionary technology provides an unprecedented level of security. By fully supporting the tower throughout the lift, it eliminates the risks associated with working under suspended loads. Furthermore, the AMPJACK® Lift System maintains positive control over tower sections, guaranteeing a level of accuracy that is unmatched. In conclusion, safety is the bedrock of every AMPJACK® Tower Raise operation. From precision engineering to weather-resilient protocols, OSHA compliance, and qualified personnel, we leave no stone unturned to ensure the safety of our team and the integrity of your infrastructure. Our AMPJACK® Lift System is not just a technological innovation; it’s a safety revolution. With AMPJACK®, you’re not just raising towers; you’re elevating safety to new heights.

AMPJACK® Tower Raising Safety Benefits

AMPJACK® Tower Raising Safety Benefits Ensuring Safety: The Security Benefits of AMPJACK® Tower Raise In the world of transmission tower maintenance and construction, safety is paramount. At AMPJACK®, we understand the critical importance of secure operations, not only for the protection of our dedicated workforce but also for the preservation of the integrity of the transmission infrastructure itself. Here, we delve into the key security benefits of our AMPJACK® Tower Raise system. Enhanced Safety Measures and Operational Conditions Our commitment to safety begins with a robust foundation. The AMPJACK® Tower Raise system is designed with a minimum 4:1 safety factor, providing an extra layer of security during operations. We adhere to strict operational conditions, ensuring that tower lift operations are conducted only when winds and temperatures fall within operational parameters. This diligence minimizes the risk of accidents and maintains the highest safety standards in the field. Comprehensive Fall Arrest and Climbing Procedures Safety doesn’t stop at design; it extends to the field. At AMPJACK®, we prioritize comprehensive fall arrest and climbing procedures. All personnel are required to follow OSHA Regulations diligently, with 100% tie-off being mandatory. Our AMPJACK® cube bracing, once fully installed, serves as a reliable fall arrest attachment point, providing additional security for our workforce. Rigging of AMPJACK® equipment takes place inside the tower column, reducing risks near energized lines and further enhancing safety. Qualifications and Compliance with Safety Regulations Ensuring the competency of our personnel is central to our safety protocols. Any team member working near energized lines must meet rigorous qualifications and comply with all applicable safety regulations. We leave no room for error and emphasize the importance of obtaining necessary permits such Safety Hold-offs. Every worker at AMPJACK® is properly trained and educated to meet job responsibilities and safety objectives. Increased Safety Through AMPJACK® Lift System The hallmark of our security approach is the AMPJACK® Lift System itself. By supporting the tower throughout the lifting process, this system eliminates the risk of working under suspended loads, ensuring maximum safety for our team.  Additionally, the AMPJACK® Lift System maintains positive control of tower sections throughout the lift, resulting in an exceptionally high degree of accuracy. This heightened precision not only bolsters safety but also guarantees the structural integrity of the tower. In conclusion, safety is the foundation upon which AMPJACK® Tower Raise operations stand. Our dedication to enhanced safety measures, rigorous fall arrest procedures, compliance with regulations, and the revolutionary AMPJACK® Lift System all contribute to a secure work environment. Our commitment to security ensures that every project is not only completed successfully but also with the highest regard for the well-being of our team members. Safety is not just a priority; it’s our promise.

Guide to Transmission Tower Types

Guide to Transmission Tower Types and Our Expertise Introduction to Transmission Tower Transmission towers, those towering giants that dot the landscape, are the unsung heroes of the modern world. These structures, often taken for granted, play a vital role in ensuring the uninterrupted flow of electricity from power generation facilities to our homes and businesses. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore different types of transmission towers, shedding light on their importance and how our expertise at AMPJACK® is closely intertwined with these giants. The Backbone of the Grid Transmission towers are the backbone of the electrical grid. They stand as sentinels, supporting high-voltage power lines that stretch across vast distances. These power lines are responsible for delivering the energy needed to power our homes, run our industries, and keep our lives running smoothly. Understanding the Transmission Tower Varieties Transmission towers come in various shapes and sizes, each designed for specific purposes and environments. Let’s take a closer look at some common types: Lattice Towers Lattice towers, with their intricate crisscross patterns of steel, are a common sight in our landscapes. They’re versatile and can adapt to various terrains and loads. At AMPJACK®, we’ve honed our skills in working with lattice towers, from routine maintenance to complex raises. Lattice Towers Guyed towers are known for their slender appearance and reliance on guy wires for stability. They’re often used in areas with limited space or challenging geographical conditions. Our expertise extends to maintaining and raising guyed towers. Monopoles Towers Monopoles are single, self-supporting structures that minimize the footprint. Their sleek design is ideal for urban settings. Our services cover monopole maintenance, ensuring their reliability. H-Frame Towers H-frame towers, as the name suggests, have a distinct H-shaped structure. They are used in areas with less stringent space requirements and are often employed for distribution purposes. AMPJACK® supports maintenance and other services for H-frame towers. H-Frame Towers Substations are crucial components of the electrical grid, and their structures require maintenance and protection. AMPJACK® provides solutions for maintaining the integrity of these structures. Our Expertise in Action At AMPJACK®, we don’t just admire these towering giants from afar; we work closely with them every day. Our team of experts specializes in transmission tower services, including maintenance, repairs, leveling, raising, and corrosion protection. We understand the unique demands of each tower type and tailor our services to ensure their longevity and reliability. Conclusion Transmission towers are the silent giants that make modern life possible. Their diverse forms cater to different needs in our interconnected world. At AMPJACK®, we bridge the gap between these towering structures and reliable electrical transmission. Our expertise ensures these giants remain steadfast and resilient, guaranteeing a continuous flow of power to your homes and businesses. We’re more than just a service provider; we’re your partners in power infrastructure reliability. Trust AMPJACK® to keep you connected, no matter the tower type.