INTEGRATED ASSET MANAGEMENT

 

FUNCTION

 

Integrated Asset Managment allows for comprehensive reporting on a 

strategic, management and operational level. This provides the capability

to create the fundamental pipeline asset inventory that underpins any

asset management strategy regardless of size or complexity, and store

this information in a configurable geo-referenced asset register. From this

point, Integrated Asset Management is well positioned to support any pipeline management initiative. This will ultimately result in better infrastructure that can drive economic growth and deliver quality service.

 

Integrated Asset Management supports managing assets in individual components to the level where maintenance-significant items are easily identified, as well as providing a complete range of tools to manage key properties such as life expectancy, impairment, and value. It further supports the process of making a city operate, ensuring sustainable buried pipeline infrastructure. Using an open-service based architecture, this solution integrates with other mission critical systems and is thereby able to extract information from underlying engineering, maintenance, and ERP systems to intelligently inform and add value to a utility’s systems and infrastructure investment. 

 

 

Strategic Reporting

 

This provides comprehensive reporting to support high-level strategic decision making in the process of infrastructure planning, operation, and management. This includes reports on potential revenue improvement, budgeting future planned projects, budget prioritisation based on project risk allocation, and asset management compliant to accounting practices standards.

 

 

Management Reporting

 

This provides the reporting required to perform planning of project implementation, monitoring of aspects such as system performance, maintenance efficiency, project progress etc.

 

 

Operational Reporting

 

An Integrated Asset Management platform further provides strategic and operational decision support solutions to the municipal infrastructure market. This includes a detailed reporting platform for day-to-day decision making and action planning by the operational managers of pipeline infrastructure, as well as reporting on aspects such as prioritized preventative maintenance or refurbishment of infrastructure, potential faulty infrastructure system components, the effects of interventions on system performance, and live results of monitoring systems such as meters. By leveraging the latest browser, cloud and desktop technologies, as well as GIS software, a user can access information in real-time, anywhere, to carry out pipeline management.

 

BENEFITS

 

Key benefits of Integrated Asset Management include: 

 

  • Understanding the impact of growth

  • Managing risks associated with asset failures

  • Continuous improvement in asset management practices

  • Cost-effective management strategies for lifecycle asset management

  • Defined level of service and monitoring performance

  • Lifecycle approach

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 

There are a variety of starting points with Integrated Asset Management depending on what the desired outputs of the system are going forward.

 

Typical requirements may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  • Drawings

  • GIS

  • Satellite Imagery

  • Main break data

  • Leakage data

  • Hydraulic model