• Utility & EngineeringServices

    Utility & Engineering
    Services

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  • Utility & EngineeringServices

    Utility & Engineering
    Services

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  • Utility & EngineeringServices

    Utility & Engineering
    Services

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Utility & Engineering Services

EDM’s wide range of transmission and distribution services include line inspection and assessment, line design, structural analysis, upgrade feasibility, and operations activities.

EDM offers T&D Services related to:
  • Line Design
  • Facilities Management
  • Maintenance Planning and Forecasting
  • Line Rating/Upgrading
  • Meteorological Studies
  • Forensic Engineering
  • GIS Mapping

Asset Management

EDM uses unique predictive modeling techniques to help utilities to optimize maintenance plans. Information on facility conditions and importance, desired life, environmental and operating stresses, maintenance histories, deterioration rates and costs are all combined to enable systematic analyses of alternative asset management scenarios.

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Inspection and Assessment - Utility Structures

EDM’s staff of structural engineers, material scientists and technicians offer a unique combination of expertise in the inspection and assessment of electric utility and communication assets. We specialize in the evaluation of transmission and distribution structures and underground equipment as well as communication structures.

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Structural Analysis & Engineering

EDM International, Inc. brings together expertise from structural engineers and material scientists to bring forth a creative approach to solving unique design and upgrading for overhead and underground electrical facilities.  New designs and upgrading existing facilities requires knowledge of potential hurdles including routing, permitting, materials and designing for future maintainability.

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Dynamic Line Rating System

EDM provides a wide range of products and services for overhead thermal line rating and meteorological analyses.

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Joint-Use Code Compliance Services

EDM International, Inc offers a wide range of joint-use engineering services to the electric and communication industries. EDM recognizes the importance of evaluating joint-use issues for both the pole owner and the attacher. EDM provides this service under the supervision of a registered professional engineer due to the complexities that are involved in the evaluation process and how the end users will utilize the recommendations.

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Steel Structure Management

EDM offers a variety of services designed to help a utility better manage its steel assets. These services encompass all aspects of corrosion management from inspection and assessment through maintenance and repair.

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Corrosion Management Services

EDM offers a variety of services designed to help a utility better manage its steel assets. These services encompass all aspects of corrosion management from inspection and assessment through maintenance and repair.

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Research & Development

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.

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Product and Material Testing

EDM is an industry leader in testing of materials, prototypes and products related to the electric utility industry. EDM’s engineers and scientists have extensive experience in developing new products and evaluating and improving existing products.

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NDE Corrosion Inspection

EDM offers two direct-measurement, NDE techniques that have been specifically designed to assess the condition of anchor rods, direct embedded steel poles and latticed tower stub angles. Both 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.

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intec-services-logoEDM 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:

  • Time-proven inspection and retreatment techniques
  • Advanced nondestructive testing methods
  • Computerized data collection and reporting


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.

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