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  • SIMPLE - Strategic Planning
    Analysis Information Systems Knowledge of Assets Maintain Operate Organizational Issues People Issues Renew Review Continuous Improvement Strategic Planning Total Asset Management Plan Works Resource Management SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Reports Case Studies Case Studies Life Cycle AM Processes Strategic Planning Improved Strategic Planning Extends Life Cycle A combination of improved demand analysis demand management and increased asset utilization resulted in a new power station being deferred for 20 years and saved annual interest costs alone of 32m Load growth was revised downwards due to Lower economic growth The introduction of demand management initiatives to influence consumption Existing plant capacity was modified increasing capacity and significantly improving availability An interconnection transmission system between two states helped significantly with peak load requirements on an opportunity basis and meant that no new peak capacity would be required for at least 10 years This link also significantly improved the system s reliability in all but peak demand times Does this Asset Contribute to your Corporate Direction The sheltered workshop was in financial difficulties and an external advisor was appointed Looking through the accounts she observed that a major part of the costs was for transporting disabled clients to the workshop and home again yet

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  • SIMPLE - Total Asset Management Plan
    the council but he also awarded costs against the complainant The woman then sued her lawyer for poor advice Focusing our Scarce Resources The CEO had endorsed the production of the agency s first asset management plan but he really didn t know what to expect As he read through the table of contents he began to realise what a powerful tool it could be He saw how it projected future costs much more accurately than they had in the past and how he could communicate this with the Board and the ratepayers to make them understand why holding our rates level for 13 years was not a sustainable strategy But what excited him most was that he could identify assets that were likely to give them problems years before it would happen He loved the idea of proactively deciding on an asset or failure management strategy and avoiding the failure as opposed to going to the Board and saying On Wednesday night the station street sewer collapsed and you will all be aware of the problems that has caused I estimate it will take 4 months to fix and cost us 2million He was delighted with the result and put through a revised budget to further improve the plan in the next year Asset Management Plans as demonstration of competency Following the Auckland CBD blackout in 1999 the New Zealand Government resisted the pressure to increase industry regulation but put the onus on lines companies to demonstrate to their customers and the general public that they are managing their assets both effectively and efficiently to maintain the service levels that the public expect It did this by mandating public reporting of Asset Management Plans and stipulated the form and minimum requirements of such plans Asset Management Plans win Board Support British Waterways manage the canals and inland waterways of England and Scotland They have assets which are 200 years old and which for many years were neglected and starved of funds Being on the board of a company managing 200 year old assets that have serious consequences for life property and the environment if they fail is not the most enviable of positions That is perhaps why the Board of British Waterways thoroughly endorsed and is the most enthusiastic supporter of asset management plans in the company It allows them to manage their risks and to demonstrate this management so that the charge of negligence cannot be laid at their door in the event of an accident When Asset Management Plans Don t Work Asset Management Plans as Simple Lists The water authority had just completed its first asset management plan it was several inches thick and consisted of a condition assessment and list of what the assessor deemed necessary to be done on each of the authority s many water schemes The external assessor had been thorough and had listed the corrective activity needed for each asset he had reviewed However there was no overview that prioritised the

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  • SIMPLE - Works Resource Management
    Planning Total Asset Management Plan Works Resource Management SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Reports Case Studies Case Studies Life Cycle AM Processes Works Resource Management Work Planning A manufacturing organization reported at a conference that their benchmarking study showed Up to 15 reduction in emergency work when 35 of planned work was generated from routine maintenance inspections Up to 15 reduction in emergency associated with removal of the root causes of failure Up to 40 reduction in labour usage when 60 of work was planned and done to schedule Planning however was not just thinking about it Work was considered to have been planned when The work order had gone through the planning process The work order had detailed work methods and scope fully defined and agreed In addition All materials must be available before the job starts Equipment must be clean safe and accessible Special tools equipment and services must be scheduled Jobs must be identified at least one week in advance ie on the schedule developed in the preceding week To be considered as planned and done to schedule the planned job must be locked into the schedule in the previous week and start on the day that it

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  • SIMPLE - Upgrade Tank and Raise Minimum Operating Level to 525 feet
    Booster Pump Zone Comparison of Alternatives Waste Water Whole of Government Life Cycle AM Processes SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Reports Case Studies Case Studies Industry Drinking Water Seattle Public Utilities Alternatives for Increasing Pressure and Fire Flow Upgrade Tank and Raise Minimum Operating Level to 525 feet Alternative 1 involves raising the minimum operating level of Maple Leaf Tank by ten feet from 515 feet to 525 feet This change raises the minimum pressure throughout the zone by approximately 4 5 psi increasing the pressure at the highest parcels from 18 6 to 23 psi This increase is enough to meet the WDOH and SPU Low Pressure Policy requirements for minimum pressure This operating change would decrease the drawdown in Maple Leaf Tank from 15 feet to five feet The potentially negative water quality impacts of reducing tank turnover would be mitigated by installing tank recirculation improvements to help prevent the first in first out effect in elevated tanks where the water at the top of the tank remains stagnant The improvements would involve extending the inlet pipe to near the top of the tank and installing hydraulically actuated inlet and outlet valves Installing these improvements would conceivably allow the tank to be operated near full all of the time A ballpark capital cost estimate of 200 000 is assumed for this work Because this alternative involves keeping the existing Maple Leaf Tank the costs of a seismic upgrade and periodic recoating would need to be included in the overall cost estimate For the purposes of this PDP it is assumed that the risk costs of injury death and property damage from a possible tank collapse are difficult to quantify and are equal to the costs of upgrading the tank An estimate provided by SPU Engineering Services has the cost

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  • SIMPLE - Replace Maple Leaf Tank with Higher Tank
    Booster Pump Zone Comparison of Alternatives Waste Water Whole of Government Life Cycle AM Processes SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Reports Case Studies Case Studies Industry Drinking Water Seattle Public Utilities Alternatives for Increasing Pressure and Fire Flow Replace Maple Leaf Tank with Higher Tank Alternative 2 involves demolishing the existing Maple Leaf Tank and replacing it with a new higher tank that would deliver a minimum 30 psi to all customers in the Maple Leaf 530 pressure zone According to the SPU High Pressure Policy static pressure increases of up to 10 psi can be made by SPU without needing to reimburse customers for installing PRVs on property even if the resultant pressure is greater than 80 psi This alternative involves increasing the maximum static pressure in the pressure zone approximately 10 psi to 553 feet and operating a tank with a minimum operating level of 550 feet Because the maximum static head of 553 feet is higher than the overflow elevation of Lake Forest Park Reservoir 550 feet the tank would be filled most of the time by pumping from Roosevelt Way Pump Station An exception is when Lake Forest Park Reservoir is bypassed at a higher head Due

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  • SIMPLE - Decommission Tank and Serve Directly from 550 Pipeline
    Pressure Customers with Separate Booster Pump Zone Comparison of Alternatives Waste Water Whole of Government Life Cycle AM Processes SAM Practitioner Tools Contents Reports Case Studies Case Studies Industry Drinking Water Seattle Public Utilities Alternatives for Increasing Pressure and Fire Flow Decommission Tank and Serve Directly from 550 Pipeline Alternative 3 involves decommissioning the existing Maple Leaf Tank and serving the Maple Leaf 530 pressure zone directly from the 550 Pipeline This alternative would raise the minimum hydraulic gradient in the zone from approximately 515 feet to approximately 540 feet an increase of over 10 psi The 550 Pipeline which delivers water from Lake Forest Park Reservoir to Maple Leaf Gatehouse is currently used as the primary supply to the Maple Leaf 530 zone through the 16 inch Roosevelt Way remote controlled ball valve The ball valve is throttled to avoid overflowing the existing tank Backup supply from the 550 Pipeline would come from the 8 inch ball valve at NE 102nd and 5th NE If the 550 Pipeline is out of service backup supply to the zone could come from either Roosevelt Way Pump Station or the View Ridge High Service Pump Modifications would be required at Roosevelt Way Pump Station to pump to the zone without the tank Existing discharge check valves at Roosevelt Way Pump Station would be replaced with PRVs to provide head in the desired range and a pressure relief valve and associated piping would need to be installed in the pump station to prevent overpressurization of the zone To alert water system operators of a supply interruption from Lake Forest Park Reservoir alarms would be activated if the head drops below a certain level e g 520 feet This would require some SCADA programming All of this work can be performed by SPU Field

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  • SIMPLE - Serve Low Pressure Customers with Separate Booster Pump Zone
    N E and N E 95th Street The extent of the 580 booster zone is shown on Figure 2 Figure 2 Maple Leaf 530 580 Pressure Zone Areas Alternative 4 Booster Pump Zone Requirements Constructing a booster pump station in the Maple Leaf 530 pressure zone requires the following improvements Booster pump station Watermain improvements Valve improvements The estimated capital cost for this alternative is 2 219 300 Booster Pump Station The 580 booster zone would be served by a new underground booster pump station The booster pump station would be supplied by the existing 530 feeder main on Roosevelt Way NE and would discharge into the 580 booster pump zone The pump station would be designed with four pumps two small pumps for average day demands a medium pump for peak day demands and a larger fire flow pump The booster pump station would not be provided with backup power but instead a check valve would be installed to allow the booster zone to revert to the head of the surrounding pressure zone Watermain Improvements New watermains are needed to connect the booster pump station from the surrounding pressure zone to the booster pump zone and maintain water supply and fire flow in the surrounding pressure zone Creation of the booster pump zone involves a total of approximately 1 100 feet of new watermains The watermain improvements are listed in Table 6 Table 6 Booster Pump Zone Watermain Improvements PZ Street From To Diam in Length ft Purpose 530 5th Ave NE NE 102nd St NE 100th St 8 323 Maintain Fire Flow in 530 zone 530 17th Ave NE NE 96th St NE 95th St 8 326 Zone Continuity 580 8th Ave NE NE 95th St 8 32 Zone Continuity 580 Roosevelt Way NE NE 83rd St NE

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