Osmose University Webinars

Join fellow utility subject matter experts providing hour-long webinars on various wood and steel topics. These webinars are offered at no charge.
 
Please register for webinars below. One week prior to the event, registered participants will receive an email with the webinar access link and call in information.
 

Impacts of 5G

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST

Hosted by EUCI, this presentation will provide an overview of:

  • Small cell antenna technology and field equipment
  • The operational challenges and structural impact of installing small cell equipment on utility poles
  • Some of the opportunities that exist for utilities with 5G deployments
  • Best practices for administering and managing the joint use of wireless, wireline, and electric facilities on utility poles.

Presenters:

Nelson Bingel, Nelson Research

Ron Bilodeau, Senior Solutions Consultant at Osmose 

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Don't Overlook Your Aging Substations

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

Join us for a webinar to discuss how to extend the life of your aging substations. In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Standard and advanced substation assessment options
  • Substation components and the corresponding corrosion
  • Solutions to restore and extend the life of substation assets

Presenter:

Cybil Miller, Project Engineer at Osmose

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Economics of Pole Restoration

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

Join us for a webinar to learn discuss the economics of pole restoration. In this webinar, we will discuss the following points:

  • How many NESC-non-compliant reject poles do you have in your plant?
    • Do you have a plan to eliminate that risk - and how long will it take?
    • Do you have the budget to replace all those assets?
  • Restoration will allow you to remedy this problem more quickly, more safely, and at a fraction of the cost of mass replacement.
  • Learn about the best option you have to quickly, safely, and thoroughly eliminate reject risk from your plant at a fraction of your current budget for replacements.

Presenters:

Chad Newton, Director of Product Management - Wood Infrastructure at Osmose

Connor Spencer, Solutions Consultant at Osmose

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Cathodic Protection for Steel Utility Structures

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

Join us for a webinar to learn discuss the use of galvanic cathodic protection on electric utility structures. In this webinar, we will:

  • Review the corrosion process on steel
  • Review the cathodic protection process, including types of cathodic protection, anode types, assessment, testing, application, remote monitoring, and performance criteria
  • Present a cathodic protection installation case study, including program development, engineered anode acquisition, logistics, implementation, data collection, and project summary analysis

Presenter:

Kevin Niles - Product Manager at Osmose

Raymond Lewis - Director Business Development at Osmose

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Joint Use Attachment

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

Join us for a webinar to discuss joint use attachment - streamline process considerations - options for driving new efficiencies and dealing with increased volumes. In this webinar, you will learn: 

  • Industry Observations
    • Current state
    • Challenges/limitations of current processes in new environment
    • What's working well/not
  • Joint Use Application Program Objectives
    • Critical success factors of a good program
  • Application Process Variations
    • Various approaches to get to an improved state
  • Program Change Management
    • How to move from current to desired

Presenter:

David Mohammed, General Manager at Osmose

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FEA Analysis on Transmission Structures

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

Join us for a webinar to discuss advanced analysis of transmission structures. In this webinar, you will learn: 

  • What is finite element analysis (FEA)?
  • What defines failure
  • Typical loads applied to a tower
  • Temporary support designs
  • Analytical model for towers and restorations

Presenter:

John Spiller, Director of Engineering at Osmose

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Using Analytics in Steel Structure Asset Management

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

Join us for a webinar to discuss analytics in steel structure asset management. In this webinar, we will: 

  • Describe the components of structure corrosion prediction (predictive analytics and physical simulations)
  • Review the process for developming an analytics-based asset management business case
  • Review corrosion mitigation and restoration methods and best practices

Presenters:

John Cancian, Vice President of Asset Analytics at Osmose

John Kile, General Manager at Osmose

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