Renewal decision support for linear assets

Sun, Yong, Ma, Lin, Robinson, Warwick, Purser, Michael, Mathew, Avin D., & Fidge, Colin J. (2011) Renewal decision support for linear assets. In The 5th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2010), 25-27 October 2010, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Qld.

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Linear (or continuous) assets are engineering infrastructure that usually spans long distances and can be divided into different segments, all of which perform the same function but may be subject to different loads and environmental factors. Typical linear assets include railway lines, roads, pipelines and cables. How and when to renew such assets are critical decisions for asset owners as they normally involves significant capital investment. Through investigating the characteristics of linear asset renewal decisions and identifying the critical requirements that are associated with renewal decisions, we present a multi-criteria decision support method to help optimise renewal decisions. A case study that concerns renewal of an economiser's tubing system is a coal-fired power station is adopted to demonstrate the application of this method. Although the paper concerns a particular linear asset decision type, the approach has broad applicability for linear asset management.

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ID Code: 49260
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Linear Asset, Asset Management, Renewal Decisions, Decision Optimization, Decision Support Systems
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-85729-493-7_68
ISBN: 9780857293015
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2012 22:03
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 22:03

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