Web-Based Platform for Force Main Infrastructure Asset Management
Dasari, Vamsi Mohan Bhaskar
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Asset management of force main infrastructure entails accurate prediction of the condition of the system to operate and maintain at the lowest overall costs. In this thesis report, guidelines for asset management of force main infrastructure is provided by synthesizing the trends observed in the inspection, condition assessment and renewal engineering strategies. Furthermore, this thesis focuses on development of a centralized web-based platform for advanced asset management of force main infrastructure. The key components involved in this comprehensive asset management of the force main infrastructure are data management, model implementation and information visualization. The thesis depicts various aspects involved in developing a web-based application for utilities that store, collect and analyze the data in dissimilar methods. A risk assessment model employed by a utility to prioritize the assets for renewal is demonstrated with various utilities' data. Consequently, the model is published as geo-processing services through ESRI ArcGIS Server. A visualization tool is developed for individual utilities that interacts with the geo-processing services and renders a web-based interactive map to visualize the model results. A drupal website (www.pipeid.org) is developed to support the data collection and model dissemination process.
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