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.
 
Our webinars are eligible for IEEE PDH credit. To qualify, you must attend the webinar live and complete the IEEE evaluation we will provide following the event.
 

Storm Season Is Here - Learn the Role of Structural Resiliency in System Resiliency

July 7, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

The term resiliency has garnered a lot of attention in the utility industry in recent years. Both electric and telecommunication utility companies have moved resiliency to the forefront of many of their key initiatives. The ability to withstand a low probability, high impact event (weather, fire, seismic, or cyber-attack), and recover quickly from that event to normal operations has utilities re-thinking how they invest in their infrastructure. To improve a system’s resiliency there are many factors that need to be considered. One of the most important, but often overlooked, factors is the resiliency of the structures that hold up these critical electric and telecommunication connections.

Presenters:
Chad Newton - Osmose
Nelson Bingel - National Electrical Safety Code
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Padmount or Pandora’s Box? How to Manage the Hidden Reliability Risk

August 11, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Padmount transformers represent a valuable key asset to electric utility companies. Due to their unprotected ground-level locations in the yards of home owners, along roadsides, and beside businesses, padmounted transformers are exposed to a higher degree of risk and therefore greater liability than other underground system components. They are often the target of corrosion degradation, vandalism, obstruction, and other conditions that affect their reliability and service life.

Presenters:
Kevin Niles - Osmose
Jackie Berna- Central Rural Electric Cooperative
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Reduce Risk, Improve Resiliency - Learn How to Optimize Your Steel Asset Management Program

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Over the last several years, more and more utilities have begun to recognize the need for effective management strategies in order to ensure system integrity and reliability. Because of this and other factors these structures are being more closely evaluated than in the past. Utilities are developing programs to assess structures for corrosion damage, evaluate restoration options and implement corrosion mitigation to extend the service life of these important assets.

However, not all programs are equal and in fact often lack essential components or oversite to be effective. Successful steel management programs are the result of extensive efforts to fine tune program elements and ensure effective use of utility resources and personnel. 

Presenters:
Kevin Niles - Osmose
John Spiller - Osmose
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Follow the Data – Benchmark Your Utility’s Structural Asset Health and Resiliency

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

The overall health of your pole plant directly impacts the overall strength and resiliency of your grid. Get an introduction to the concept of a structural health and resiliency index for overhead lines.  Discover an innovative method for measuring not only the health of a utility company’s structural assets, but how resilient the structures are to extreme weather events in a data-driven, objective way.

Presenters:
John Cancian - Osmose
Chad Newton - Osmose
Don Pitalo - Osmose
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Avoid a Disaster - Learn Where Your Steel Structures Are Most Likely to Fail

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

This presentation will explore advanced analysis methods and results on lattice transmission towers and poles, exploring current analysis tools that can be used to identify the most likely failure areas under various loading conditions and increased wind events.

Presenter: Rodrigo Gonzales - Osmose
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