utility asset data Articles

  • Is strategic asset management applicable to small and medium utilities?

    Urban water infrastructures provide essential services to modern societies and represent a major portion of the value of municipal physical assets. Managing these assets rationally is therefore fundamental for the sustainability of the services and to the economy of societies. “Asset Management” (AM) is a modern term for an old practice—assets have always been managed. In recent ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Is strategic asset management applicable to small and medium utilities?

    Urban water infrastructures provide essential services to modern societies and represent a major portion of the value of municipal physical assets. Managing these assets rationally is therefore fundamental for the sustainability of the services and to the economy of societies. “Asset Management” (AM) is a modern term for an old practice—assets have always been managed. In recent years, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Water utility telemetry systems - interesting times ahead?

    Untitled Document Real time telemetry ...


    By WRc plc

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Advancing CMMS to support performance based asset management

    This paper focused on helping agencies that have already implemented a CMMS and are expecting more out of their investments. It can be a variety of improvement objectives that could include the following: Desire to better align the CMMS to support their asset management program. Need to apply more consistent CMMS business processes to ensure accurate data. Retain knowledge of retiring ...

  • Incorporating Condition Assessment into a Comprehensive Asset Management Program

    ABSTRACTIn order to improve asset investment decision-making and achieve sustainable improvements in business performance, utilities must better understand asset condition, asset performance, remaining life and risks. Worldwide, annual expenditure on the maintenance and rehabilitation of water/wastewater reticulation pipes is estimated to be over $33 billion per year, and this is expected to rise ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Condition Data Analysis and Risk Assessment

    Armed with extensive preliminary analysis and actionable data collected through condition assessment, utility operators are able to make defensible decisions about their force mains. In the last part of our wastewater force main management series, we look at how operators can take ...

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Condition Data Analysis and Risk Assessment

    Armed with extensive preliminary analysis and actionable data collected through condition assessment, utility operators are able to make defensible decisions about their force mains. In the last part of our wastewater force main management series, we look at how operators can take ...

  • When mastering video inspection data is Synonym of performance

    Situation And Objectives In 2007, following the acquisition of a Geographic Information System (GIS), electricity giant Hydro-Québec decided to undertake a major initiative to supply this new system with information on its public utility assets. The goal was an ambitious one: gather and sort data on over 3,000 assets over a 24-month period. At a time when zoom camera inspection was ...


    By CTSpec Inc

  • Toward Demystifying Asset Management: Building a Program from What We Already Know and Do

    Asset Management (AM) is one of the hottest topics in the water and wastewater utility industry. Beyond the buzz, utilities are beginning to understand the importance of AM but it hasn’t been easy. Asset Management remains daunting to many utilities because of its innate complexity and comprehensive nature, and the need for copious amounts of data to do it well. Utilities continue to define AM ...

  • Non-Revenue Water – A Growing Issue for Water Utilities

    Each day, billions of gallons of water are lost worldwide to various factors, including leaks, water main failures, theft and metering inaccuracies. Not only does this represent the waste of a precious resource that many people do not have reliable access to, it also represents a massive amount of lost revenue for the utilities that provide water services. In developed nations, ...

  • Indian banks’ productivity ranking via Data Envelopment Analysis and Fuzzy Multi-Attribute

    This article develops a novel measurement technique Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) - Fuzzy Multi Attribute Decision Making Hybrid to measure the productivity levels of Indian banks and rank them. Here, the evaluation criteria (financial ratios) are treated as fuzzy sets and banks as alternatives. The relative efficiency levels output by DEA in a single-input– single-output mode are considered as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Developing an Effective Sanitary Sewer Management Plan Utilizing Innovative GIS Solutions

    As California’s wastewater collection system infrastructure begins to age, the need to proactively manage this valuable asset becomes increasingly important. The first step in this process is to have a reliable reporting system for Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSOs). Although there are some data systems to record spills and various spill-reporting requirements have been developed, inconsistent ...

  • 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

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