This page provides answers to several questions we frequently get asked:
Our goal is to provide practical solutions for anyone who works with overhead lines. Here are some examples of how LineSmarts might be used:
- Quantity surveyors can use LineSmarts to confirm component sizes on existing assets
- Designers can use LineSmarts to establish existing conductor tensions before refurbishing, modifying or upgrading a line.
- Linesmen are able to use LineSmarts to make sure that conductors have been installed at the correct tension before leaving the job.
- Condition assessors can use LineSmarts to ensure that wires will maintain their required ground clearances while at maximum operating temperature.
- Project managers can use LineSmarts to confirm line tensions before submitting as-built records.
- Faults crews may use LineSmarts to understand the loads on a structure that has been displaced before attempting to repair it.
- Maintenance crews could use LineSmarts to identify significant wire tension imbalances or high loads as part of a site safety meeting.
- Asset managers can use LineSmarts to record road clearances for evidence at high risk crossings.
- Tree maintenance crews can use LineSmarts to establish the extent to which wires can blow out.
- Conductor manufacturers could use LineSmarts to monitor the creep and stretch of their conductors while in service
- Engineers can use LineSmarts to assess the susceptibility of conductors to vibration damage.
We would love to hear about other uses people have found for LineSmarts. Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.