Water service networks are always at risk of failure. But we can evaluate the current risk with a clear understanding of the likelihood and consequences of failure.
We work with asset owners to carry out pipe criticality assessments to identify Critical Assets (based on the ‘Consequences of Failure’) and once a Criticality Framework has been established, show you how they should be managed quite differently to your non-critical assets. We can then show you how to use Condition Assessment to determine the ‘Likelihood of Failure’, the resultant current risk and the likely remaining life.
Providing for level of service changes, growth and the renewal of existing pipe networks will all pose significant challenges over the next 30 years.
We can assist you with optimising your short term and long term pipe renewal planning and the associated funding requirements. The timing and extent of renewals is a critical part of that equation.
ProjectMax can assist you to develop long term pipe renewal forecasts that provide for robust financial and resource planning. We can also assist you with ensuring that renewals proposed for the near future are fully justified and are utilising the most cost-effective approach. We understand that these are quite different processes requiring different tools. The approach adopted for critical assets should also be quite different to non-critical assets.
The extent and quality of the information held by the asset owner plays a crucial role in achieving the desired outcomes and we can advise you how to utilise, and improve, the collection of information from planned and reactive activities.
Ensure Pipe Longevity
All pipelines are under constant attack and require monitoring and maintenance to ensure longevity. We can advise you on the best course of action to preserve the health of your pipes and develop comprehensive strategies tailored to your circumstances.
In particular we address issues such as infiltration and inflow management, leak reduction and water losses. We can also advise on corrosion and deterioration control for internal and external surfaces of pipes for both above, and below, ground installations.
Often these issues interact with the normally expected deterioration and renewal planning of the pipe. The net effect can be to significantly advance the need for renewals and we can help you to optimise your overall approach.