Water Journal : Water Journal November 2014
How many reliability engineers over the last ve years have done the same RCM process on a piece of rotating machinery and then measured the improvements that resulted? How many maintenance planners over the last ve years have developed maintenance programs with world-class procedures and measured the resulting ef ciencies and safety improvements? How many asset planners have investigated alternative treatment options for infrastructure or equipment and identi ed huge savings in capital and outages? A great many! Now think about how powerful it would be if this information were available across industries, with benchmarked results, proven processes, practices and procedures available to every company with an internet connection. If we worked smarter (not harder) and leveraged off the best brains in the business to grow together in an accelerated fashion, imagine the results. At Assetic we believe the Internet of Asset Management is the future and we have started the journey to enable this future state, as depicted in Figure 4. FOOD FOR THOUGHT In most other aspects of our lives we leverage off each other to improve the way we do things, and with the internet it's now easier than ever. In the world of asset management we are about 10 years behind and still feel the need to sit face-to-face or listen to a speaker at a conference and then go back to our desks and try to replicate a similar process, from scratch, in our own environment. To move beyond the day--to-day grind we need to take a future view. The answer is at our ngertips. Leverage our peers and technology to grow exponentially! We can compare and choose health insurance based on future impacts to our family and save around $200 a year -- yet we can't compare our asset health and strategy with other organisations to possibly save millions and improve services. Time to catch up! WJ THE AUTHOR David Robinson (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) is Water Business Manager at Assetic, an Australian- based asset management company specialising in future-focused asset management solutions and accelerated organisational development. Figure 4. Future state: the Internet Of Asset Management. 1300 887 735 | hachpacific.com.au The DR 1900 Portable Spectrophotometer features over 220 of the most commonly tested water methods. CARRY MORE WATER METHODS WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU NEED THEM MOST.
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