Reduce Risk, Improve Resiliency - Learn How to Optimize Your Steel Asset Management Program

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


This webinar is complimentary and intended for utility asset owners.


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. 

This webinar helps to understand some of the key factors including:

  • Primary risk factors for steel transmission assets
  • Assessment program development and management
  • Program implementation
  • Effective program data management and analysis
  • Consistent year over year budget planning 
  • Improvement transmission plant safety and reliability
  • Understand how implementation of mitigation through cathodic protection and coatings can meet the FERC life-extension definition 
  • Solutions to reduce O&M budget requirements and target capital spend
  • How effective program management promotes risk reduction and improves resiliency


About the Presenter

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.



John Spiller is the Sr. Director – Transmission Infrastructure Solutions  for Osmose. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in Civil Engineering and he earned his MBA from the University of Georgia. With more than five years of utility transmission experience, he has worked on many large-scale restoration and design projects for utility companies across the United States. Prior to joining Osmose, he designed both over ground and high-angle conveyor belts, ranging in size from several hundred feet to several miles, and all of their supporting structures both domestically and internationally. John is a registered professional engineer in 16 states within the U.S., including California, and is a licensed contractor in California.



This webinar is complimentary and intended for utility asset owners.