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Case Study Vault program

Enhancing Public Safety with the Osmose Vault Program

20 years ago in a major U.S. city, a woman was electrocuted while rescuing her convulsing dog from a metal utility service box that had unknowingly become energized.

Complex Lake Crossing Tower Restoration

Complex Lake Crossing  Tower Restoration 

The steel H-piles and concrete foundations at the water level were compromised. A major weather event could be disastrous.

 

Case Study Fire Protection

Fire Protection Saves Utility Poles and Millions of Dollars

ArmorBuilt® Wildfire Shield proved its mettle in safeguarding critical power infrastructure even in the face of Canadian wildfires. 

 

Streetlight Case Study

Finding Invisible Streetlight
Faults Makes Streets Safer

The city's streetlights have deteriorated over the years. With the power company took over, there is an urgent need to evaluate the condition of the 10,000 poles.

Aerial services

Aerial Services Ensure Reliability for Lebanon Utilities

With a population of less than 17,000, Lebanon is a small city. Still, the cost of bringing energy reliability threatened to escalate into the millions. 

Detailed Modeling Creates Path to Resilience

Detailed Modeling Creates
Path to Resilience

While inspecting a utility’s transmission network in 2017, an Osmose assessment crew encountered a lattice tower with significant corrosion at its base. 

Wood Pole Life Extension

Wood Pole Life Extension
Program Transformation

A Midwest utility company understands the importance of a strong transmission system. However, budget constraints have compromised their effectiveness.

Case study - Post storm support

Post-Storm Assessment Program for Electric Cooperative

An electric SE coop was hit by a winter ice storm.  Osmose was the first group called to help get the power back on and perform a post-storm inspection.

Cooperative broadband attachment

Cooperative Prepares for Broadband Pole Attachments

Internet access has become central to American life and commerce, yet 63 percent of rural American homes lacked a broadband connection.

Case Study - steel

Building a Steel Asset Assessment Program on a Budget

In a short amount of time, Osmose assessed MLGW's entire system and helped develop a cost-effective, risk reduction program.

Turnkey pole assessment

Turnkey Multi-Program Pole Assessment Services

Osmose worked consultatively with a utility to develop a detailed program that covered the entire pole plant of structures.

 

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Broadband Build Out and
Make-Ready at Wisconsin Cooperative

Osmose placed engineers on the ground within days of approval from PPCS making special provisions for the late winter.

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Preparing Grid Structures for Hurricane Season

With over 150,000 power poles stretched across the state, the electric utility needed to analyze each pole to ensure the best value for their investment.

Case Study - Pole Splicing Project Profile

Pole Splicing Project Profile

Reversing the effects of corrosion and restoring steel pole strength without interruption to service.

 

 

 

Case Study - NY Broadband

Osmose Helps Cable Provider Expand National Footprint

Bringing internet connectivity to all New Yorkers is an ambitious goal and New York has committed money and resources to achieve it.

 

Case Study - Steel Pole

Steel Pole Forensic Investigation

Osmose inspected a catastrophic incident causing thousands of customers to lose power on one of the coldest nights of the year.

 

 

Palmdale Power Survey

City Identifies Energized Streetlights Before Harm Is Done

Read how Palmdale engaged Osmose to deploy highly trained crews from its Power Survey™ service to scan the city for contact voltage.

Northeast Utility Concrete Foundation Restoration

Northeast Utility Concrete Foundation Restoration

Increasing asset resiliency and reducing risk for one of the largest utilities in the Northeast.

 

 

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Mississippi CARES Act Broadband Deployment

Mississippi electric cooperatives leverage Osmose expertise to rapidly deploy a broadband plan for rural communities.

 

Fiber Buildout Pre-Construction Make-Ready at Central REC

Fiber Buildout Pre-Construction Make-Ready at Central REC

Central REC embarked on a five-year, five-phase project to bring high-speed internet to at least 18,000 locations including schools and businesses.

Custom Wood H-Frame Transmission Pole Restoration Solutions

Custom Wood H-Frame Transmission Pole Restoration Solutions

Two utilities requested solutions to restore H-frame wood transmission poles in unusual environmental conditions.

Steel Structure Cyclical Assessment Program

Steel Structure Cyclical Assessment Program

A utility in the Southeast initiated a pilot assessment project to determine the below-grade condition of their transmission system.

Guyed Mast Tower Restoration in Protected Wetland

Guyed Mast Tower Restoration in Protected Wetland

Restorations were needed on 69 different foundations supporting 230 kV guyed mast towers running through a protected wetland.

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Rural Fiber Build Out and Make-Ready at Cumberland EMC

Cumberland recognized a need for broadband services where members were underserved. Before construction could begin, poles were evaluated.

Osmose Solution Quickly Identifies Hazardous Condition in Schoolyard

Osmose Solution Quickly Identifies Hazardous Condition in Schoolyard

Contact voltage trucks using the Power Survey solution identified a large energized steel fence near a schoolyard playground.

Pole Restoration at Wiregrass Electric Cooperative

Pole Restoration at Wiregrass Electric Cooperative

Wiregrass Electric Cooperative considered the benefits of pole restoration, including the opportunity to capitalize the investment.

Ohio Electric Cooperative and Sonic Inspection

Ohio Electric Cooperative and Sonic Inspection

Osmose inspected 36 poles on Ohio Electric Cooperative's distribution system that were previously inspected by another company.