Winter brings with it many special hazards including cold temperatures and periods of foul weather. With the weather turning cold, now is a good time to remind ourselves about winter weather hazards and precautions.
Inspection options and choices will contribute to the accuracy of identifying poles that should be restored or replaced and those that should be treated. Osmose developed StrengthCalc® field software to increase the precision of pass/fail calculations, and LoadCalc® to allow utilities to factor actual loading into replacement decisions. The objective is to reduce unnecessary replacement costs while making optimum use of in-place assets.
Remedial treatments allow poles to retain their initial strength-the strength that you designed into your system-as they age. Decay and wood destroying insects cause poles to lose their strength. Osmose develops remedial treatments for all decay and insect attack scenarios, and for all pole species.
As the world's leading manufacturer of wood preservatives designed for in-service poles, Osmose has established R&D priorities intended to maintain efficacy against decay and deterioration while reducing the volume of active ingredients, lowering the risks to non-target organisms and eliminating petroleum-based carriers from our product line. Click here to learn more about our committment to the environment.
Data management, reporting, and record keeping are supported by Osmose Online Data. This secure, web-based reporting and mapping solution allows utility personnel to access their pole inspection, maintenance, and survey information anytime and anywhere they have a connection to the Internet.
Wood pole lifecycle data can help pole owners to evaluate the potential risks of decay and strength loss in their own locale. Osmose publishes data to aid utility attempts to optimize pole lifecycles and minimize the risks associated with aging pole plants.
Calculating pole lifecycle costs and estimating savings derived from wood pole asset management shows that the potential to reduce both current and future spending is very real. Comprehensive programs combine both predictive and preventative maintenance to produce direct and indirect savings.
For more information on inspection & treatment options for pole lifecycle management, please contact Tom Pope at 770-632-6783 or [email protected].