THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMPLIFIED ASSET MANAGEMENT MODEL FOR FIXED US AIR FORCE INSTALLATION

عنوان
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIMPLIFIED ASSET MANAGEMENT MODEL FOR FIXED US AIR FORCE INSTALLATION
گرایش موضوعی
صنایع مرتبط
پدیدآورنده
Colby S. Gregory
استاد راهنما
Neil Grigg
استاد مشاور
دانشگاه
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
حامی
مقطع تحصیلی
کارشناسی ارشد
رشته تحصیلی
Civil and Environmental Engineering
سال تألیف
۲۰۱۴ میلادی
تعداد صفحات
۱۳۵
کلیدواژه
چکیده
Water utility infrastructures that support Air Force installations are not only important to
but also expensive to maintain and repair. While the Air Force strategic asset
management structure focuses on mid- to long-term planning for budget allocation, at
the installation level many issues confront the effectiveness of this program. Problems
arise at every level within the installation’s utility asset management program from asset
inventory to condition assessments and failure consequence assessment. With
inaccurate asset inventories, data disparities and uncertain information on system
condition, installations are forced to take a “worst first” approach to maintenance
operations. The largest issues confronting utility management at the installation level
are time and money. Reductions in force size and spending provide the impetus to
create a simplified method for asset management.
To solve this complex problem, an investigation of various approaches to utility asset
management has been conducted to encompass the intent of the Air Force’s existing
activity management framework. Using pre-existing information and new methods, a
risk management model was developed to bolster the efficacy of the pre-existing
management system. Knowledge-based condition assessments and criticality
assessments allow utilities engineers to calculate infrastructure risk for their planning
horizons, rather than strategic planning horizons. This research includes analytical and
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mathematical approaches that formulate the backbone of the simplified process. This
study also provides a user-focused data model and an implementation strategy to
outline the processes required to improve management conditions. By laying the
groundwork for how utility infrastructures can be better managed, conclusions about
feasible approaches are made considering the Air Force’s monetary and manpower
constraints.
The research was validated through a case study at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base.
A discovery was made that through both a paradigm shift in the calculation and
communication of failure consequences, improvements can be made to the process by
which infrastructure is managed at the installation level. The research concludes with
an analysis of the roles of key factors in the process of asset management as practiced
by the defense industry and fee-based public utilities. The implications of this research
primarily benefit multi-layered organizations that currently use a top-down approach to
asset management. By aiding the ability for lower levels to aggregate data and
determine priority, improved levels of service, more effective mission support and
reduced outages may be realized.
نسخه کامل
کد شناسه
T2407813
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