top of page
TPT CONTRACTOR© provides a user friendly, consistent method of recording and reporting the twist, plumb and tension of guyed towers with three (3) faces. TPT Contractor© is specially designed to be used with the Penn-Tech Tension Meter, based on the requirements of TIA-222.
Calibration data for each Tension Meter is provided by Penn-Tech and inputed by GTS into the program, allowing the user the to have a program specific to the Penn-Tech Tension Meter being used in the field. 


Now every
Tension Meter comes with
TPT Contractor


TPT Contractor© will handle:

  • 12 levels of guys, with or without torque arms

  • 3 rings of guy foundations at different elevations and distances from the tower

  • 22 different cable sizes and types

  • Twist and Plumb Measurements by either Angular or % of Leg Measurement Methods

  • The software only handles towers with 3 faces.

TPT Contractor© provides:

  • Twist and Plumb Report in accordance with TIA-222

  • Recommended dial reading for Tension Measurements based on tower geometry and temperature at time of measurement

  • Screen Shots with all tension data for each cable on the tower

  • Tension Report in accordance with TIA-222

  • Plan View at each guy level with cable tensions, twist & plumb measurements to assist field crew to better understand how to adjust the tower to correct out-of-tolerance measurements

  • Form for tension measurements without tower data



TPT Contractor© is now available for other tension meter brands. Contact us to learn more.

TPT Contractor© Program Overview

The Dashboard

The Dashboard has been designed to simplify navigation around the program.

Tower Setup form

Project Setup Data
Providing the information in these fields will all
ow you to identify the following:
  •    Job Number
  •    Client Name
  •    Site Name
  •    Site Number
  •    Employee
  •    Date

This information is transferred to the various forms and reports that can be provided to the customer.

Guy Foundation Locations

Information is entered into the applicable fields for the azimuth of each leg, the distances to the individual anchors and elevations of the anchors.

Tower Face Data and Cable Information

The following six categories are required for each guy attachment level:
  •    Face Width
  •    Attachment elevation
  •    Anchor Ring (provided by a drop down menu)
  •    Torque Arm (provided by a drop down menu)
  •    Cable Size and Type (provided by a drop down menu)
  •    Specified percent Tension

Twist and Plumb Data Form

The software provides 2 different methods to measure the Twist and Plumb of the tower.
  •    Angular Method
  •    Percent of Leg Width Method

These values along with the face widths provided in the Tower Setup Form are used by the program to compute the twist and plumb of the tower.

Tension Data Form

This form is used to record the measured tensions.

The program contains the calibration data specific to the Penn-Tech Tension Meter being used and will provide the approximate required dial readings for the Tension Meter based on the current temperature. The ambient temperature for each cable is input as the tension measurements are recorded.

The program converts the tension to a 60˚ equivalent and compares it to the required tension. Once the tensions have been measured for each cable the program provides a “Screen Shot” containing all of the relevant data for that cable. With this on the screen the laptop or tablet computer can be held next to the Tension Meter and both photographed for inclusion in the report to the client or tower owner.

Field Sheet Forms

There are three field note pages provided by the program once the required data has been entered in the Tower Setup Form. These forms can be printed for use by the field crew.

Plumb and Twist Field Data Sheets for (1) Angular Measurement Method or (2) Percent of Leg Width Measurement Method and (3) Tension Field Data Sheets

Report Forms

The program provides 2 reports in accordance with TIA 222, the Twist and Plumb Report and the Tension Report. These may be printed and issued directly to the client or tower owner.

Level Plan Views

One very unique feature of the program is the plan views generated at each of the guys levels. On each plan view the elevation, cable size, orientation of the guys relative to North, the “Measured Twist” and “Measured Deflections” of the tower are provided.

The purpose of these plan views is to assist the field crew in understanding what the tower is doing and what adjustments will be required to bring the tower Twist and Plumb back into tolerance.

Download a PDF of the TPT Contractor© Training Guide

TPT Contact

Success! Message received.


bottom of page