utility asset analysis Articles

  • Modelling asset lifetimes and their role in asset management

    Utilities throughout the world are faced with the challenge of how best to manage their existing asset stock to provide satisfactory customer service with limited funds. Effective asset management helps utilities to meet this challenge; however, this requires the utilization of cost-effective approaches for assessing asset condition, performance and remaining service life. A key component of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Closing The California Clean Energy Divide

    Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage Executive Summary BATTERY STORAGE IS EMERGING AS AN effective new strategy for reducing electricity costs for affordable multifamily rental housing in California. Battery storage systems not only provide economic returns today, they can also preserve the value of solar in an ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Asset condition estimation and depreciation

    Vitens is one of three water companies in The Netherlands, with 2.3 million connections, 5.4 million customers, 47,5000km of pipes and 96 treatment works that provide 330M.m3 a year of potable water at a cost of €1.32/m3 ($1.72/m3). Each day the company receives calls from customers reporting leaks. The maintenance division provides information on the pipe material and diameter, and the business ...


    By Innovyze

  • Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection For the Water and Wastewater Sector

     Abstract New guidance is being developed for conducting risk assessment and management in the water and wastewater sectors. The guidance is based on the Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection, or RAMCAP™, methodology. RAMCAP is a process for evaluating consequences, vulnerability and risks due to terrorism and natural hazards. RAMCAP was developed by the ASME ...

  • RAMCAP™ Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection For the Water and Wastewater Sector

    New guidance is being developed for conducting risk assessment and management in the water and wastewater sectors. The guidance is based on the Risk Analysis and Management for Critical Asset Protection, or RAMCAP™, methodology. RAMCAP is a process for evaluating consequences, vulnerability and risks due to terrorism and natural hazards. RAMCAP was developed by the ASME Innovative ...

  • Using a work and asset management system as a utility reengineering platform to implement balanced scorecards, skill based pay and improve asset management

    In 2000, the City of Corpus Christi, Texas was on the verge privatizing the water and wastewater utilities. Some City leaders were convinced that the private contractors could operate the utilities more efficiently and ultimately save the city millions. After considerable debate, the City Council decided to “re-engineer” its business processes rather than privatize. During 2002, the City of ...

  • Bridging the Asset Management Gap—Narragansett Bay Commission’s Asset Management Story

    ABSTRACTThe development and implementation of an asset management system is not a one step change process since asset management requires a number of conceptual and practice changes, in addition to new information technology. Often, the complexity of the effort can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many very practical, common-sense approaches and methods to asset management that can be ...

  • Risk-based asset integrity management

    Within the area of management of process plant integrity, there has been a significant shift toward the adoption of risk-focused methods such as reliability centered maintenance (RCM) and risk based inspection (RBI), rather than following traditional preventative maintenance methods and prescriptive inspection intervals. There are various reasons for this trend, but the primary benefit that asset ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Asset Management Condition Assessment for Stockton: To Test or Not To Test

    ABSTRACTTo help ensure assets are maintained to high standards, a 20-year service contact between the City of Stockton and OMI/Thames Water required a condition assessment of all managed assets. Due to the size and complexity of the system, it was not possible to test all assets as part of the condition assessment. A methodology was developed to prioritize assets to be subjected to further ...

  • Infrastructure asset management – the TRUST approach and professional tools

    Strategic asset management (AM) of urban water infrastructures faces the challenge of dealing with expensive and long-lasting assets of a very diverse nature and wide-ranging useful lives and costs. Typically, utility managers inherit an infrastructure with assets in assorted conditions and stages in their lifecycle. They are expected to manage their value in order to ensure adequate service, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Carbon Asset Risk: A Review of Progress and Opportunities

    The concept of carbon asset risk – that the world’s fossil fuel companies hold at least three times more oil, gas and coal reserves than can realistically be burned in order to avoid potentially catastrophic climate warming – has risen to the forefront as Wall Street analysts, investors, regulators and governments increasingly recognize carbon asset risk as an actionable, ...


    By Ceres

  • Power Plant Asset Transactions Managing Environmental Issues

    Deregulation of the electricity industry has spawned unprecedented asset transfer activity among electric generating companies. Many companies are focusing on generation, while a large number of former generating companies are shifting their focus to concentrate on power distribution and communication initiatives. The result is a significant turnover of power plants to new owners as generating ...


    By AECOM

  • Future challenges to asset investment in the UK water industry: the wastewater asset investment risk mitigation offered by minimising principal operating cost risks

    This paper defines challenges currently facing the water industry globally that will affect water industry asset investment and development now and in the near future. Those challenges include energy price volatility, climate change regulation, asset capital costs and strategic resource considerations. This paper presents potential answers to these challenges in the context of the UK water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Innovative Asset Management Approach to Prioritize Capital Improvement Projects

    AbstractMost public utilities routinely develop, or update, their Capital Improvement Plans (CIP) to project facility needs, identify discrete projects, estimate costs, and prioritize capital expenditures to keep up with the changing facility needs based on changes in land-use, demographics, environmental mandates, or any number of other factors affecting a utility. The CIP is the critical ...

  • Georgia city uses geospatial technology to identify assets and improve safety

    One of Georgia’s newest cities decided to go digital with CH2M - digitizing assets to manage operations and improve public safety for the city. If you’re a brand new city, you’re probably thinking what can we do to quickly make our community a better place to live? Peachtree Corners, one of Georgia’s newest cities, decided to go digital with CH2M - digitizing ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Making remaining life predictions for better pipeline asset management

    ABSTRACT Most underground assets owners would like to know what the probability is for failure of a given pipeline asset as a function of material type, function type, age of the asset, geotechnical environment, and other factors, when we know past failure distributions, predominant failure mechanisms, and other attributes. While most underground utilities have collected voluminous data that ...

  • What to consider: Selecting the right electronics recycling & asset management vendor

    As the sales executive with an R2 & ISO-14001 certified electronics recycling, scrap purchasing, and asset management corporation, I could write all day about why I think Dynamic Recycling should be your e-recycling vendor. I would rather provide you with the appropriate information to conduct your own evaluation/analysis of what to look for in choosing a recycler that is the right fit for ...


    By Dynamic Recycling

  • Case study - El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU)

    Service: Robotics Client: El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU) Project Date: June 2005 Type of Pipeline: Transmission Main Diameter: 24-inch Pipe Material: Lined Cylinder Pipe (LCP) Length: 0.64 miles The City of El Paso is the fifth largest in Texas, with a population of approximately 750,000. To serve the needs of this burgeoning city, El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU) operates ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Three Best Ways to Utilize Technology in EHS

    Big or small, there’s no doubt that technology affects and challenges the way your business operates more and more every day.  So what separates the strong from the weak?  Success from failure? Throwing it back to ancient Greece, philosopher Heraclitus said, “All is flux, nothing stays still – there is nothing permanent except change.” Evolve, adapt, progress, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Three Best Ways to Utilize Technology in EHS

    Big or small, there’s no doubt that technology affects and challenges the way your business operates more and more every day.  So what separates the strong from the weak?  Success from failure? Throwing it back to ancient Greece, philosopher Heraclitus said, “All is flux, nothing stays still – there is nothing permanent except change.” Evolve, adapt, progress, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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