Sponsor eShowcase: Handling the Capacity Issue in Asset Management
06/18/2014 - 1:00 - 1:45 pm Eastern
Asset management is an important tool
for well run utilities. For the most part, asset management is focused on the
condition of existing assets with current loads. Tools like CCTV and smoke tests
tend to focus on individual pipes and manholes, such that analysis can be done
on an asset-by-asset basis. However, the capacity aspect of individual assets
cannot be evaluated without knowing how it fits into the overall collection
system. This is the C part (Capacity) of CMOM. It is a key component of a System
Evaluation and Capacity Assurance Plan (SECAP) and Sanitary Sewer Evaluation
Survey (SSES) and cannot be ignored. A pipe may have inadequate capacity and
experience overflows but the problem may be due to restrictions downstream or
infiltration/inflow upstream. A well calibrated hydraulic model can provide the
insights as to where assets are limited and need to be improved. This is
especially the case for systems that are experiencing growth and both current
and future conditions need to be addressed. Capacity issues are more likely to
occur in larger trunk sewers. The issues are somewhat different in gravity
systems where pipe size and slope are the key as opposed to pumped systems
where the limitations may be in the pumps or the piping. In summary, asset
management needs to consider how the asset fits into the overall system,
especially in evaluating capacity.
What is a Sponsor eShowcase?
A Sponsor eShowcase creates an opportunity for a company to
highlight their services and products in an online setting. The sponsor selects
a topic of their choice and provides a speaker to present. Attendees are
encouraged to submit live questions during the eShowcase.
This eShowcase is sponsored by
Bentley Systems, Inc.
- Thomas M. Walski, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F. ASCE, Senior
Product Manager, Bentley Fellow, Bentley Systems, Inc.
This eShowcase is being
offered at no charge.
Educational credit is not available for participation in this eShowcase.
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