A review of asset management models available for water pipeline networks

A  number of research papers and commercial products are now available to provide asset management plans for water pipeline networks.  These include the ABLE system developed by O'Hagan in the UK, which uses a combination of Bayesian methods and sampling to determine  projected costs and the KANEW system developed by Deb, Hasit, Grablutz and Herz in the USA, which provides estimates of the length of pipeline that should be replaced each year.

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Risk assessment of wastewater networks infrastructure in Adelaide using GIS/Infonet

The wastewater collection network in metropolitan Adelaide consists of a large number of assets distributed over a wide geographic area. This poses significant challenges in both conducting and prioritising asset management activities for these assets, including maintenance, rehabilitation, condition assessment and replacement.

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State water portfolio risk analysis

State Water Corporation (SWC) is a bulk water supply business which manages a portfolio of large dam structures prescribed under the Dams Safety Act (1978). The Act sets out deterministic criteria to ensure that dam owners apply adequate consideration to dam safety for structures under their control.

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Reliability the journey at Blackwater mine

BMA’s Blackwater Mine has over 320 maintenance people, a $140M operating budget and a $40M plus equipment capital budget. I have led the deployment of asset management processes and built organisational capability resulting in marked improvements in safety and key equipment availabilities while working within a much more defined cost structure.

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