Pipeline renewal decision support : a case study using LinEAR in a water pipeline network

Li, Fengfeng, Furda, Andrei, Ma, Lin, Binney, Matt, & Mapeza, Tendekai (2013) Pipeline renewal decision support : a case study using LinEAR in a water pipeline network. In 8th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management & 3rd International Conference on Utility Management & Safety, 30 October - 1 November 2013, Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, Hong Kong.


This paper presents a case study for the application of a Linear Engineering Asset Renewal decision support software tool (LinEAR) at a water distribution network in Australia. This case study examines how the LinEAR can assist water utilities to minimise their total pipeline management cost, to make a long-term budget based on mathematically predicted expenditure, and to present calculated evidence for supporting their expenditure requirements. The outcomes from the study on pipeline renewal decision support demonstrate that LinEAR can help water utilities to improve the decision process and save renewal costs over a long-term by providing an optimum renewal schedules. This software can help organisation to accumulate technical knowledge and prediction future impact of the decision using what-if analysis.

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Item Type: Conference Paper
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