Advanced NDE Inspection Technologies

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. EDT

This webinar is intended for utility asset owners.


Join us for a webinar to discuss alternative assessment technologies for wood and steel structures including non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment and methods. In this webinar, we will cover:

  • What are alternative inspection technologies and non-destructive testing methods
  • How to evaluate alternative inspection technologies to ensure:
    • The device performs to user expectations and claims from the manufacturer
    • The overall goals of the inspection program are complimented by the device
    • The device can be utilized economically
  • Specific aspects of several technologies along with their potential benefits and limitations

This webinar is eligible for IEEE PDH credit. To earn credit, you must attend the live webinar and complete the IEEE evaluation we’ll provide to you after the webinar.


About the Presenters

Chad Newton is the Director of Product Management - Wood Infrastructure at Osmose. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is active in the IEEE PES Overhead Lines Subcommittee, a member of ASC O5 which provides standards and dimensions for wood poles, and a member of AWPA. In his current role, he oversees the design, development, and implementation of Osmose's industry-leading wood pole inspection and restoration products and services, as well as provides support and guidance on products and services concerning strength and loading of wood poles.


Kevin Niles is the Osmose Product Manager for Steel Structure Assets. He is also a Corrosion Engineer and a NACE Senior Corrosion Technologist with over 30 years of experience assessing, maintaining, and restoring both steel and wood utility structures. He is a member of ASTM, ASCE, SSPC, and an active committee member with NACE, IEEE and ASTM. Kevin is currently a  committee officer on the NACE SC 11 Electric Utility Generation, Transmission & Distribution standards development committee.




Kristopher Neighbor, P.E., is the Senior Product Engineer for Research & Development at Osmose.  He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an AS in Physics from Gordon College, and an AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Certification.  He is a member of ASCE, SEI, AWS, AISC, ICRI, IEEE, and NACE where he served as Vice-Chairman of Task Group 431 (Guide to Evaluation of Steel Pole Strength Loss from Corrosion). He is the inventor of the NeighborPlate utility pole restoration system (Patent Nos. 9,611,666, 10,081,963, and 10,526,809), temporary support structures for towers, (Patent No. 10,385,534) and has patents currently pending for other industry innovations.  Kris has a background in forensic engineering investigation and has engineered solutions for electrical transmission and substation structures.



This webinar is intended for utility asset owners.

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