Tasmania Chapter Event recap2Once again a successful technical seminar was held in Campbell Town, Tasmania. Earlier this month, sixteen delegates attended from all over Tasmania including representatives from TasWater, TasRail, TasNetworks, Hydro Tasmania, Local Government and Engineering Consultancies.

Mo Barghash gave a presentation on the latest news from the Council and an update on ISO 5500X assessor requirements.

Jon Drew - General Manager, Assets, TasRail - gave a presentation of the journey of asset management since he started with TasRail in June last year. He outlined his framework for successful asset management and identified areas where the organisation was developing a major move to drive better performance with a greater emphasis on a preventative maintenance regime.

Anthony Januba is a specialist in protection control for TasNetworks. His presentation centred on methodology for assessing risk of protection equipment failure for making decisions on repair refurbish or renewal. This risk’s costs are affected by failure from age, spare parts availability and manufacturers support all of which drive the economic renewal justification.

Andrew Sneesby from GHD gave an outline of an asset management framework that helps track asset management activities through their lifecycle. The intention was to show how this framework fits within the technical processes of the Asset Management System ISO 5500X asset management system model.

Thank you to everyone who presented, as well as to those who attended.

The next Tasmania event is scheduled for February 2015.