Water Journal : Water Journal November 2013
NOVEMBER 2013 WATER 93 Water Business Some of the common issues encountered during the inspections of the access covers, handrails and access platforms at the various wastewater treatment plants include: • Insuf cient xings to supporting structure; • Insuf cient end bearing/end support of grating panels; • Grating installed to incorrect orientation; • Signi cant damage/corrosion to access cover/supports. Following the inspections and production of the condition assessment reports, the water authorities, in conjunction with Aurecon, were able to develop a prioritisation list and identify those critical assets that required immediate attention. This approach enabled the water authorities to focus their resources and efforts on a hierarchy of critical assets and implement the appropriate measures to proactively manage occupational health and safety across its major operating facilities. CONCLUSION The development of the mobile computing system represents a 'paradigm shift' in the way Aurecon's engineers conduct eld- based site inspections. Juggling reams of paperwork and drawings during site inspections has been replaced by a smarter approach of delivering these traditional engineering services, by: • Capturing information in a systematic and ef cient manner; • Offering a tailored solution to speci c assets, taking into account surrounding environments, service conditions and levels of service; • Enabling electronic storage of all site- recorded data to facilitate identi cation of trends and classi cation of assets according to condition, risk and priority. This approach is fast becoming 'business-as-usual' practice for field engineers due to its ability to streamline field inspections and minimise office-based tasks following the completion of field work. Opportunities exist to expand on the capability of the mobile computing system to cover the field inspections of the following asset groups, in addition to access covers, walkways and handrails: • Stairs and ladders; • Bridges; • Pumps, pipelines and related appurtenances; • Material defects; • Vertical transportation infrastructure; • Telecommunications infrastructure. For more information please contact Todd.Sheldon@aurecongroup.com or Joey.Loke@aurecongroup.com. DELIVERING PUMPING SOLUTIONS Call us to discuss your applications: Melbourne 03 9793 9999 Sydney 02 9671 3666 Brisbane 07 3200 6488 Email: email@example.com Web: www.brownbros.com.au HYDROVAR, the modern variable speed pump drive is taking pumping to a new level of flexibility and efficiency.
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