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  • Adelaide learns from ASC's ISO55001 Certification

    Adelaide 28 June Pic 2Great to see an enthusiastic audience at last night's Adelaide's networking and technical meet. First up was Andrei Ezergailis, ASC Pty Ltd's CCSM LifCycle Manager, who flew in from Perth to go over ASC's journey to ISO55001's certification and the lessons learned from it.

  • Big Data Case Study - Big Data Analytics Deliver Effective Asset Management Solutions

    Anil Jaiswal, Strategy Manager, Servicing & Asset Strategy, Sydney Water (NSW)

    Since 2009, Sydney Water has progressively invested in a state-of-the-art enterprise data warehousing (EDW) and business intelligence (BI) technology. EDW gathers data from various disparate operational data sources such as maintenance management system, control and monitoring system (SCADA), finance, HR etc. BI provides advanced data mining and analytics capability.

  • Big Data Case Study - Feeding an AMP, Sewer Reticulation Pipes in Metropolitan Perth

    John Nazimek, Senior Asset Management Engineer, Water Corporation (WA)

    As first steps in creating an ISO 55000-compliant asset management plan, an academic exercise was undertaken by a Perth Region Allice staff member to analyse a sample set of approximately 3,000 known pipe blockages.

  • Doing the Dirty Work: Upgrading Sewerage Systems

    Upgrading Sewerage SystemsMost often, maintenance and upgrade work is dirty work.

    In 2020, Coliban Water completed possibly the dirtiest of upgrades. The Heathcote Sewer Scheme Project was designed to provide reticulated sewerage services to properties still using septic tanks. Residents and business owners in the Heathcote area now have a safer and more environmentally friendly way to manage wastewater1.

  • Implementing an AM System in a Mature Workplace Culture

    ImplementationWhile the requirements of ISO55001:2014 Asset Management are the same for every organisation, the approaches used to implement an effective asset management system are not.

    All organisations have unique characteristics dependant on, for example, size, industry, activity and leadership. The maturity of the organisation is one such characteristic.

  • Infrastructure Audit Casts Gaze to Future Needs

    InfrastructureThe 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit was announced on Tuesday 13th August by Infrastructure Australia, the nation’s independent infrastructure advisor. The audit promises a forward-view of Australia’s challenges to protecting and advancing our infrastructure.

  • Problem Solving Framework for Asset Management

    Symp Sneak Peek 1Join us on Friday, 4th October for our Implementing Asset Management in Government Symposium. Read on for a sneak peek of just one of the topics that we will be exploring during the day.

  • Smart Sensors, Smart Collaboration, Smart Asset Management

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    An interview with Peter Seltsikas, by Linda Kemp, AMCouncil Communications Specialist

    At Asset Management Council, our Strategy ’23 is made up of three strategic goals: Strengthen our Asset Management Community; Share Information and Knowledge; and Build Capacity and Capability.

    Imagine how my interest soared, then, when I stumbled across information regarding the smart network sensors created and operated by SA Water, being deployed within Sydney Water’s pipe networks. How collaborative, I thought! Two of AM Council’s member corporations proactively sharing knowledge dovetailed into our strategic goals and I therefore immediately arranged an interview with Peter Seltsikas from SA Water. During our chat, I discovered more about the smart sensor’s role at SA Water in terms of maintenance and reliability, as well as the partnership with Sydney Water.

  • Sydney on Long Term Investment Planning

    20191120 182054Sydney chapter had a good turnout for a presentation on “Long Term Investment Planning” for Sydney Water by Barry Mcdonnell and Tim Boyer, on the 20th November 2019.

    Barry set the scene by outlining the challenges faced by Sydney Water in meeting the future demands for a growing Sydney:

  • The Safety Process Behind Our Water

    You’re thirsty. You grab a glass of water and turn on the tap. Fresh, clean water runs from the tap into your glass. You skoll the water; your thirst is quenched. You may even sigh at the relief, or fill your glass again.

    This happens incalculable times a day across the country. At workplaces, homes, hospitals and healthcare centres, in the city and regional centres. It happens so frequently, the vast majority of us give no further thought to the work that goes on behind the scenes, in the pipes and water towers, to ensure that our water is clean, drinkable and safe from bacteria.