Logsys-Osmose provides innovative and comprehensive solutions for reinforcing poles of all types. Our reinforcement options are designed to deliver better value, enable more poles to be reinforced, and ultimately provide an asset-preserving alternative to pole replacements.
Logsys ‘s non-intrusive wood pole reinforcing system delivers the following benefits:
- Banding allows to safely reinforce poles with extensive decay – significantly increases the ratio of Poles suitable for reinforcing v’s replacement.
- No through-hole means better effectiveness of treatment and structural integrity over time – assurance of a longer life of reinforced poles over the legacy through-hole method.
- Pole-specific engineered installation – Reduces risk of structural failure as each pole is fully assessed and a tailored solution is delivered appropriate for the conditions, hardware, load, and location of the pole.
- Performance certificate with bending moment, verified by CPEng – Engineering certificate issued for every pole to certify and provide confidence in its reinforced strength and providing risk mitigation.
- Restore original strength, upgrade strength and improve the resiliency of individual pole and line segment – various products/services to address customers' individual or overall network needs with confidence.
- Designed for safe and reliable high-volume installations, including hard to access pole locations – one solution that delivers cost efficiencies and increases the ratio of Poles suitable for reinforcing v’s replacement
- Poles can be climbed – increases the ratio of Poles suitable for reinforcing v’s replacement
The Osmose system has extensive installations worldwide and in Australia and New Zealand. The products have been thoroughly tested and conform to AS/NZS 7000.
Osmose Truss Systems
Once a pole’s strength is reduced below code requirements due to decay or damage, the pole is considered limited life or condemned and must be reinforced to its original strength or replaced.
As a world leader in wood pole inspection and reinforcement, Logsys-Osmose engineers and technicians are experts at evaluating a pole’s remaining strength and suitability for reinforcement. This includes using preservatives to control decay and protect the remaining serviceable wood to ensure the longevity of the newly-restored pole and the overall integrity of your plant.
Osmose pole reinforcement systems provide reliable, long-term solutions for extending service life. Osmose reinforcement systems:
- Restore poles to code-mandated strength
- Add decades of service life
- Saves you money – pole restoration is greatly reduced compared with the cost of replacement
- Improve structural resiliency of the grid
- Help mitigate pole replacement, a safer alternative, reduced high voltage switching procedures, shutdowns, and minutes off supply interruptions.
- Give real-time engineering certification
The Osmose method of pole reinforcing employs banding (strapping) as the method of fastening steel reinforcement to timber utility poles. The Osmose system specifically refers to these reinforcement profiles as “trusses” to clearly distinguish them from other reinforcement methods. The method of fastening in no way compromises the existing structure’s integrity as is the situation with bolting. The system is safe, efficient, reliable, cost-effective, sustainable, and most importantly durable.
How Trusses Work
Utility poles will experience their most significant bending moments at groundline. In this regard, the most critical stress contribution comes from bending as a result of the lateral (wind) loading on the pole assembly and conductors.
When bending loads are applied to a reinforced pole, they are transferred to the truss. The truss allows the bending loads to effectively bypass the decayed or damaged groundline area of the pole, transferring the loads to a sound wood foundation below ground.
The patented C2-Truss™ systems restore common distribution size poles with an optimized design that provides a more efficient, lighter weight, lower-cost truss. The Osmo-C-Truss® systems typically restore transmission and larger distribution-size poles.
Truss solutions can be adapted based on pole conditions. For more advanced decay (thinner shell applications), double trusses can be utilized. For decay that has progressed beyond standard installation heights, a taller truss is the best solution.