EDM’s wide range of transmission and distribution services include line inspection and assessment, line design, structural analysis, upgrade feasibility, and operations activities.
EDM’s corrosion management services are designed to help assess the potential for corrosion, prioritize inspection, and determine level of corrosion to support the development of a comprehensive corrosion management plan.
Provides a valuable visual view of the utilities assets showing different hazard zones. The GIS corrosion map utilizes published soils data to identify corrosion risk.
Utilizes a variety of field measurements to evaluate the different factors that influence a soil’s corrosivity.
Provide direct indications of the asset’s condition.
Helps protect buried steel assets against corrosion.
Our research and development (R&D) team at EDM has become widely recognized within the electric utility industry for its problem solving capabilities especially those related to the design, operation, and maintenance of T&D infrastructure. Our capabilities encompass activities ranging from conceptualization of a solution through development and evaluation to commercialization.
In addition to the expertise of our engineers, scientists and technicians we pride ourselves on the ability to offer our clients seamless, cost-effective access to world-class experts on specialized technologies through our long established collaborative relationships with leading research institutes, universities and consultants. Typical R&D engagements focus on technologies, products and services for analyzing, monitoring and/or optimizing the life, reliability, condition and capacity of T&D facilities and other existing infrastructure.
the Magnetostrictive Sensor (MsS) technique and Cylindrically Guided Wave Technique (CGWT), have been widely used and proven to be cost-effective options for assessing the below-ground condition of these assets.
Some of EDM’s NDE applications utilize technology developed under the sponsorship of EPRI .
EDM has teamed with Intec Services, Inc. to offer additional related services. Intec Services offers a complete variety of pole inspection, inventory and restoration services aimed at helping utilities maximize equipment life spans while maintaining the highest standards of system reliability.
Intec Services, Inc. was founded in 1991 with a dedication to providing in-service pole inspection services which have set new standards for accuracy and cost effectiveness by using an inspection strategy with three critical components:
The EDM-INTEC team approach enables the preservation of utility line reliability throughout the desired service life and assists utilities in making responsible recommendations and decisions affecting the management of many millions of dollars of overhead line capital assets.