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UAV Inspection

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Inspections combined with Alignment Surveys of Crane Runways Orbital Technical Solutions (OTS) provided Asset Integrity Services with use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and survey equipment. The equipment was used to complete visual...

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Lean Construction

In this month's Orbital Technical Bulletin, we would like to highlight our experience with PLANNING and SCHEDULING – LEAN CONSTRUCTION INSTITUTE LAST PLANNER SYSTEM. Executing numerous locations in many towns with different requirements and working with many different...

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Software Capabilities

Orbital Technical Solutions (OTS) applies advanced technology to solve asset management problems in the energy, mining, metals, chemicals and manufacturing industries. Orbital is more than a highly capable engineering firm, we also offer custom and pre-constructed...

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QA/QC Engine

Orbital Engineering has started a Monthly Technical Bulletin to showcase some of our areas of expertise. This month we would like to highlight our QA/QC experience and capabilities. The bulletin below will give you a brief overview of our newly designed in house App...

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Pipe Stress Analysis

Industrial piping is typically evaluated to determine if the layout and support design could result in overstress of piping components or overloading at connected equipment. The overstress condition is determined by comparing the maximum calculated stresses against...

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UAS (Drone)

Orbital Technical Solutions prides itself on providing optimal, cost effective and intelligent solutions for your inspection, surveying, mapping and modeling needs. Working with a variety of UAS platforms and our proven processes we produce high resolution aerial...

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Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Mechanical Integrity utilizing FEA is first an assessment of existing condition, thicknesses, welds and attachments. Loads cases are determined based on codes and include wind, thermal, dead and live loads, etc. The object is then modeled in a FEA application to...

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Field Technology

In this Orbital Technical Bulletin, we would like to highlight our experience with our use of Field Technology. Orbital Field Technology Services Orbital applies advanced technology to solve problems in the Utility Industry.  Our Advanced Data Collection solutions...

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Cathodic Protection Design Services

In this quarters Orbital Technical Bulletin, we would like to highlight our experience with Cathodic Protection Design Services. Cathodic Protection Design Services Cathodic protection prevents corrosion on metal structures such as pipelines and storage tanks by...

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Substation Ground Switch Replacements

In this quarters Orbital Technical Bulletin, we would like to highlight our experience with SUBSTATION GROUND SWITCH REPLACEMENTS. The purpose of this program is to remove existing 34kV and 69kV ground switches and replace with new protection devices. Substation...

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NiSource Innovation Expo Recap

The Orbital Engineering, Inc. and Orbital Technical Solutions teams had the privilege to showcase our services at the first annual NiSource Innovation Expo last week in Columbus, OH and Merrillville, IN. The Expo showcased exciting technologies that help deliver safe...

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