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Marc Hobell - AGI Asset Management SIG (Sep 2013)

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AGI's Asset Management Special Interest Group (SIG) Event on Friday, 6 September 2013. …

AGI's Asset Management Special Interest Group (SIG) Event on Friday, 6 September 2013.

“The Power of Information”

Marc Hobell
Director, Asset Management

More info: http://www.agi.org.uk/asset-management

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  • The convergence of IT technologies is now making data far more available than ever before.
  • Effectively the journey is to build a more joined up businessMore integrated systems (business systems)Data quality culture
  • For some the ambition is a single version of the truth
  • There is a lot of data in an organisation but turning it into information is what makes a difference.With our knowledge of the asset, we think this gives us an insight
  • Myriad of legislation coming out but behind it all is the opportunities for interdependencies/interconnectivity and the sharing of data and collaboration.Industry and government is now identifying the full value of asset and GI information to the degree it is now stated within legislation and best practice documentsSo the question is:Who in your organisation has the data?How are you using it intelligently?Is it assessable and useable in a consistent form?What opportunities exist in your organisation?


  • 1. Power of Infomation AGI -Asset Mangement SIG 6th September 2013 Marc Hobell
  • 2. Information comes of age • The last few years have seen a sea-change in capability, capacity and demand within the Infrastructure market – in terms of data, software/systems and from users in terms of their requirements • As technological constraints recede, customers are demanding much more – not only of content in its own right but also in terms of how it is structured to better model and answer the business needs
  • 3. An exponential growth of information There is a fundamental shift in progress – organisations are making much more use of data to optimise operations, make decisions and discover patterns. Many organisations have information overload and need a consistent approach to link and drive their enterprise datasets. Customers Assets Suppliers Transactions Events Additionally, there is a growing expectation for data to be online 1990s 2000s 2010s
  • 4. Information and the Common Picture • Location is a key tool for gathering, categorising, sharing, analysing and dealing with business operations • Over 90% of data has a spatial element – link your data - everything happens somewhere • Start to think in a different way • A standard national spatial information base facilitates data sharing and avoids confusion. One common view of “Place and assets”. • When combined with information from a range of sources it provides a comprehensive overview picture for asset management organisations
  • 5. Infrastructure
  • 6. Critical Interactions Map ICT Water Waste Energy Transport Competition for water Fossil, Nuclear Hydro Energy from AD waste Flood Prevention Non-water Based energy Flood Mitigation Building Stds Enforcement Water Meters Incentivise Eff Devices Telemetry Systems Flood Mgmt Evac. Co-ordination Building & Ops Systems Demand/Consumption Data Leakage Mgmt Spill Monitoring Appliance Efficiency Household SuperMeters Enviro Info System Public Information Power for pumps plant, telemetry systems control Fuel & PowerRaw Materials Waterways (Cana Rivers, Shipping) Navigation/Routing Infrastructure Use of rivers & seas Oil, Gas Electricity Refineries, Refuelling IF, Distribution Systems, Depots Power Stations, Charging Points Distribution Systems Grid IF Control Systems Rail Signalling ATC (NATS) Road Traffic Control Radar GPS Camera/Enf. Networks Mobile & Fixed Line Networks Ship & Air Radio Emergency Service Bands Scheduling/Timetabling Systems Raw Material Imports Flooding Hydro/Tidal Cooling (Inland) Reservoirs & Aquifers Energy to/from waste Competition for space Beckford et al 2010
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  • 8. 10 • • • • • • • – – • • •
  • 9. Sustainability • Reduction in fossil fuels by….. • Inc renewable energy by….. • Low carbon, more efficient • Smarter working but dependence on IT and communications networks which in turn consumes mass electricity to such a degree the carbon footprint is on a scale with aviation. • Interconnection and interdependency • Interconnection can mean risk!
  • 10. Social acceptability • With sustainable measures being introduced, that in turn raises issues over social acceptability and planning: • Combined heat and power plants from waste – do you want on your door step? • Wind farms –the amount of planning considerations that need to be considered let alone the fact that … affects on radar. • Port development to take offshore power
  • 11. Service delivery and economic viability • Balance of service delivery vs affordability. • Not only in terms of asset management but also in terms of knowing who your customers are – the industry becomes more competitive – who pays for the vulnerable? • Network intelligence – meter rollout, tariff scheduling • All need more accurate information on assets
  • 12. Opportunities Opportunities 0 1 2 3 4 5 Incident / Event Management Process Optimisation Maintenance Management Water Production Optimisation Water Transfer and Storage Optimisation Water Leakage and Pressure Optimisation Sewage Network Optimisation Asset Renewal Regulatory Reporting Asset Investment Today Quick Win End Game 14
  • 13. Greater Integration and Data Quality Data Quality System Integration 15
  • 14. Organisation and Integration Corporate Data Warehouse Telemetry Assets CommonFramework WaterResources ProductionPlanning Leakdetection WaterStrategy JuneReturn CarbonAccounting EnergyManagement RiskManagement WorkManagement CSOManagement ProcessOptimisation Env’talAccounting Single Version of The Truth CustomerBilling CustomerServices AssetOperation NetworkManagement EnergyManagement 16 GI
  • 15. Rich in Asset Data Poor in Asset Performance Information 17 Water Treatment Collection Distribution Surface Water Treatment Works Service reservoirs PRV Manual valve Meter Customers Other DMAs Surface water source Pumping station Groundwater Source/ Treatment Works District Metering Area M Aqueduc ts River intake Sewage Treatment Storm retention tanks/ CSOs Pumping station Consente d outfall Storm retention tanks/ CSOs Trade effluent Waste Water Treatment Works CHPs Incinerators Reservoir level, flow, overflow rate Raw water flow, quality Flow, volume abstracted, quality, power Quality, flow Level/capacity, flow Flow, quality, power, chem usage Level, flow, free capacity Flow, power, capacity Flow, trends Flow, power, ca pacity Level/capacity, flowFlow, volume, quality, power, chem usage Trends, pressure Many assets: Asset failure alarms Site security
  • 16. Performance Reporting (Proactive not reactive) • • – – determine “best” intervention InterventionPoor asset performance raises asset investigation asset performance restored 18
  • 17. Visualisation of Performance Reporting 19
  • 18. 20 Visibility of Performance – A Single Version of the Truth Site Owner Alarm Lists Mimics Trends Reports Site Owner can view live alarm lists from the telemetry system at his office / workplace See things as they happen Site Owner can view mimics from the telemetry system at his office / workplace See things as they happen Site Owner can view historical trends from the telemetry system at his office / workplace See things as they happened Site Owner can view reports from the telemetry system at his office / workplace Dashboards Long Term TrendsRegulatory Compliance Advanced Analytics Look at long medium to long term trend to spot asset deterioration Spot assets operating out of tolerance… Too many starts per day Too much power per litre Too much chemical per litre Abstractions Discharges Quality TDS Compile views to monitor business by sites / groups / areas / counties / ………….
  • 19. Opportunity 21 Borehole Treatment Works River Raw Water Reservoir Trunk mains, aqueducts DMAs Service Reservoir Supervisory System Communication Network GIS Corporate Data Repositories Work/ Customer/ Asset Performance Asset Performance ERP Control Centre - Moving Towards Centralised Control and real time Asset Management Field Devices (SCADA, Outstations, loggers & Controllers iMCC Smart Devices) Typically 400 applications 1/3rd rely upon asset Performance Information Corporate Information Layer Supervisory System Layer Instrumentation, Control and Automation Layer Business Application Layer Leakage and Pressure Management Process Optimisation Regulatory Reporting Energy Management Maintenance Management Investment Planning
  • 20. Summary • A common framework capable of providing a joined up picture for everybody involved • Common understanding of the interoperability, interdependency and critically of infrastructure assets • Improved efficiency - including strategic identification, assessment and management of risks leading to enhanced business continuity and improved data quality • Improved timeliness of response – enabling efficient real time analysis and informed decision-making based on consistent information • Improved co-ordination and integration amongst all stakeholders
  • 21. Thank You, Any Questions Start to think in a different way