The desired outcome of Planning is to prioritise (inform appropriate budget and strategies) and schedule capital work within the allocated budget allowance. This can only be achieved by integrating all asset related systems with core enterprise applications resulting in greater control over, and visibility into operations, resulting in up-to-date data on asset performance. Planning is not a one off event but rather an ongoing process of understanding demand, designing for a future state while, in parallel, assessing the current network’s condition and need to upgrade or renew assets. Specialist engineering services and solution are required for the design, modelling and prioritisation of activities.
Future demand planning by using expert analysis systems to determine the capacity requirements.
REPLACE / UPGRADE PRIORITISATION
Risk analysis based multiple criteria to determine the likelihood and impact of failure.
Asset failure ratings (eg. pipe bursts / blockages, pump failures, failure types, etc.) measured against service level agreements and manufacturing specification.
Municipalities gain insight to the communities’ needs on different levels, through different mechanisms. The key mechanism is the Integrated Development Plan and considered the municipality’s core management tool. It aims to maintain a balance between the community needs and sector plans.
The outputs from the various capabilities under the PLAN heading produce a prioritised list of projects. These priorities need to be consolidated and analysed to determine the highest priority items measured against the available budget.
Projects can fail due to ineffective project control caused by inadequate and disparate retention of and access to critical project data. A thorough understanding of the capital projects life cycle together with the comprehensive IMQS Project Control System addresses this problem through two primary enablers:
in line with the life cycle asset management requirements.Establish auditability, transparency and project controls through technology.
The enablement of holistic asset operations and Maintenance Management is achieved through integrating, automating, and unifying of all maintenance-related data sources, processes, and reporting. The system also provides early warning signs of asset failure and potential material shortages based on available stock-levels. This insight, coupled with investment forecasting strategies, needs to be integrated into the asset planning phase and will insure organizational readiness from an asset management viewpoint.
Incidents that happen against an asset may result in a work instruction for an operational team to react on the request and fix the asset.
TELEMETRY / RT DATA FEEDS
Incidents are grouped and prioritised to create work instructions in the Workforce Management module. Work instructions get generated in the workforce management module and scheduled to the appropriate work team.
The final step in life cycle asset management is the ongoing verification of assets or Management of asset data. In order to achieve the optimal life cycle management of assets, our clients are required, on a regular basis, to review the current status of its assets portfolios in order to assess whether it meets the minimum affordable levels of service standards and in assessing the future demands by using methods such as physical verification, and failure mode exercises. To this extent an asset management information system should include grading scales for the following life cycle measurements in order to capture and record critical decision making information in the asset portfolio: