Pipe fitters assist to predict investment needs for water main rehabilitation
“For planning of investment needs of water main rehabilitation, insight into the condition and deterioration of assets is required to estimate when their replacement is due. Maintenance and failure data can be useful sources of information to estimate failure frequencies or residual lifetime of asset populations.
Research has shown that by sharing the failure data of individual companies, the data became much more valuable in terms of directive outcomes for strategic
asset management. Irene Vloerbergh, Rogier Schipdam, Peter van Thienen and Ralph Beuken describe the systemised process from ‘on site’ failure information registration to knowledge creation by means of statistical analysis of shared failure data. This knowledge, built on information provided by pipe fitters, can help to determine when replacement is due, thereby supporting replacement decisions of asset managers, policy makers and financial planners.”
(Citaat: Vloerbergh, I., Schipdam, R., et al. – Pipe fitters assist to predict investment needs for water main rehabilitation – Water asset management international 8(2012)3, p.12-18)