Turnkey Solutions for Aging Steel Infrastructure

Understanding & Addressing the Risks of Aging Steel T&D Assets

Once thought to be permanent structures free from maintenance and reliability concerns, steel towers and poles have demonstrated that they do indeed degrade over time as a result of corrosion and mechanical damage. Age alone is not an accurate predictor of which structures may be experiencing corrosion. There are a number of factors that can cause corrosion or affect the rate at which a structure corrodes.

Structure Characteristics

  • Age
  • Structure type
  • Material type
  • Foundation construction
  • Existing coatings

Environmental Conditions

  • Terrain & soil conditions
  • Moisture content
  • Stray current
  • Agricultural activity
  • Industrial emissions

As a turnkey solution provider, Osmose can assist utilities with every aspect of implementing a steel infrastructure maintenance program. We offer the industry expertise to develop effective corrosion and concrete programs, the engineering resources to design complex restoration solutions, and the field labor to thoroughly assess structures and install repairs, cathodic protection, and protective coatings.

  • Industry expertise in corrosion remediation
  • Experienced Professional Engineers to design steel and concrete restoration solutions
  • Highly-trained field technicians and NACE-certified corrosion experts 

Learn how to DETECT, PROTECT, and CORRECT your steel transmission assets:
Osmose is an active member, participant, and/or complies with the following organizations and their standards:
  • ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) 
  • ACI (American Concrete Institute) 
  • AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) 
  • AWS (American Welding Society)
  • NACE  (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) 
  • ICRI (International Concrete Repair Institute)
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers)
  • NESC (National Electric Safety Code) 
  • SSPC (Steel Structures Painting Council) 
  • ANSI (American National Standards Institute) 
  • ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) 
  • DOT/OPS (Department of Transportation/Office of Pipeline Safety)

PDF DocumentSteel Pole & Tower Assessment & Remediation brochure

For more information on turnkey solutions for aging steel infrastructure, please contact John Kile at 770-329-5581 or jkile@osmose.com.


Find out how transmission personnel responded regarding their steel structure inspection and maintenance practices.  Click here for 2015 survey results.