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Infrastructure and the determination of the remaining operational life
Expanded Title:The management of the physical assets involves a wide scope and range of processes including acquisition, control, use and disposal of the assets in a manner that satisfies the constraints imposed by business performance, environment, ergonomics, and sustainability requirements. The focus of this research is on condition assessment of the water services infrastructure components and the development of guidelines for the condition assessment of these components. The objective was to focus on what should be done and therefore the research will not contain any detail of a prescribed protocol of how condition assessment for the different system components should be conducted. The methodology included the review of existing operational information to gain insight into the procedures followed to conduct asset management and to relate the operational experience to the remaining useful life by formulating a relationship between the status and remaining life. The outputs emanating from the study include: • Data requirements to define the water infrastructure components; • Conceptual model between performance and life expectancy ; • Applicable non-destructive techniques for condition assessment of water transfer infrastructure ; • Description of the economic evaluation techniques to compare replacement or refurbishment • Development of software (spread sheet) to determine the remaining useful economic life
Date Published:17/06/2013
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Wastewater Management - Domestic, Sanitation - Waterborne sanitation
Document Keywords:Municipality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:1950/1/13
Authors:Van Vuuren SJ
Project Leader:van Vuuren SJ
Project No:K5/1950
Organizations:University of Pretoria
Document Size:967 KB
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