Forecasting Renewal Expenditure For Council Buildings

The performance or service life prediction of building systems and their components is a very difficult and complex task. Though many technical papers related to  aterial and component durability have been published over the past two decades, they had a negligible impact on the development of an effective approach for forecasting refurbishment and renewal expenditure.

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Farewell to Mo

Mo Barghash has been the Technical Project Manager at the Asset Management Council for more than 3 and a half years.  During that time he has seen the organisation develop as he managed many technical projects.   Many of your will have had interaction's with Mo and enjoyed his lively personality and happy attitude which will be sadly missed in the office.  

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Field Investigation of Cavitation and Flow Induced Vibrations In Submerged Vertical Pumps in a Power Plant

Pumping sets are common but often critical operating assets in the industry. Such pumps often do not have adequate pressure and flow instrumentation that could detect abnormal hydraulic operating conditions. This paper presents field investigations of two submerged vertical pumps with suspected cavitation and flow induced vibrations in a power plant. These pumps had a history of catastrophic impeller failures.

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Asset Management Of Power Apparatus

This paper presents the details and difficulties on asset management process of power apparatus used in power network. The actual condition of power apparatus is far more important than its age. The regulatory and market forces in the current competitive energy market that are challenging the electric utility require more proactive methods of utility asset management.

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