Creating an asset registry for railway electrical traction equipment with open standards

Mathew, Avin D., Purser, Michael, Ma, Lin, & Mengel, David (2010) Creating an asset registry for railway electrical traction equipment with open standards. In Kiritsis, Dimitris, Emmanouilidis, Christos, Koronios, Andy, & Mathew, Joseph (Eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM) 2009, Springer-Verlag London Ltd, Athens, Greece, pp. 724-732.

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An asset registry arguably forms the core system that needs to be in place before other systems can operate or interoperate. Most systems have rudimentary asset registry functionality that store assets, relationships, or characteristics, and this leads to different asset management systems storing similar sets of data in multiple locations in an organisation. As organisations have been slowly moving their information architecture toward a service-oriented architecture, they have also been consolidating their multiple data stores, to form a “single point of truth”. As part of a strategy to integrate several asset management systems in an Australian railway organisation, a case study for developing a consolidated asset registry was conducted. A decision was made to use the MIMOSA OSA-EAI CRIS data model as well as the OSA-EAI Reference Data in building the platform due to the standard’s relative maturity and completeness. A pilot study of electrical traction equipment was selected, and the data sources feeding into the asset registry were primarily diagrammatic based. This paper presents the pitfalls encountered, approaches taken, and lessons learned during the development of the asset registry.

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ID Code: 29740
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: asset registry, asset management, railway electrical traction equipment, MIMOSA OSA-EAI, structured data
ISBN: 9781849960021
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Development Methodologies (080608)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DATA FORMAT (080400) > Data Structures (080403)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: © Springer-Verlag London Limited 2010
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2010 23:06
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:37

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