Performance of Lattice Steel Structures in Wildfires Presentation – Dallas, TX
From September 5th to 8th, Clinton Char PE and Myself were in Dallas, Texas, where we presented a significant technical paper focused on the intersection of wildfires, materials and the electric utility industry. Our presentation garnered the interest of approximately 1,600 engineers who were in attendance. It was an exceptional conference, and one that our team at Matergenics should make a point to attend annually. The subject matter of our presentation centered on assessing and preventing (by condition assessment of aging T&D structures) material damage during wildfires, as well as how to evaluate structural integrity during and following either direct or indirect exposure to such fires and use EnviroZense sensor to quantify the material damage risks . 10-20% of wildfires are caused by the electric utility industry! This topic is especially relevant given extreme storms and the recent wildfire events in Maui, Hawaii. For more insights, please refer to the attached attached abstract.