Asset Management award winner 2013
OmniVision represents a technological revolution in railway inspection by combining hi-resolution cameras and cutting-edge pattern recognition software to automate the detection of track defects. The system dramatically improves both the safety and quality of the process whilst reducing track closures and saving huge amounts of time and money.
OmniVision - A Game Changer for Track Inspection
Omnicom Engineering Limited
The judging panel commented:
“The need for asset intensive industries to collect and interpret asset condition information as part of its Asset Management activity is imperative: Omnicom’s OmniVision®, a Plain Line Pattern Recognition system has taken the basic principles of inspection and made significant developments.
"Tracks can now be inspected by trains travelling at 125mph, using high resolution images which can be inspected from the safety of the office. This combination of high speed, consistent inspection allows improvements in network availability, financial efficiencies and reducing safety risk for staff.
"OmniVision® has made an innovative step forward in the discipline of Asset Management by identifying good asset management practice and adapting new technologies to achieve the desired outcomes, going significantly beyond previous capability to inspect these assets and interpret their impact on the business.”
Whole Lifecycle Cost Modelling: Developing a System Model for Modern High Speed Rail Infrastructure
AMCL and Network Rail High Speed
The project is a collaboration between AMCL and NR (HS) and included the development of a complete system whole life cost model for the 40 year renewal plan. This project was of particular importance as it formed the basis for their funding submission for the next control period.
Zero Power Wireless Sensors for Asset Management
Heba Bevan - The University of Cambridge
Future thinking around Asset Management considers the development of smart infrastructures that use sensors to assess asset condition, and to evolve to a state of condition-based maintenance. My wireless infrastructure monitoring sensors have been demonstrated to be world leading in being self-powered and highly reliable.
TSAM – Tactical Strategic Asset Management
TSAM is a single holistic approach to asset management this enables remote collection of data from multiple sensors, technologies or vendors. To provide asset critical data to drive decision on potentially high-risk assets.
SALVO – Strategic Assets Lifecycle Value Optimisation
SALVO is a cross-business collaboration technique which delivers clear financial benefits through life cycle cost-based decisions that create Board-level confidence in asset management delivery of value and sustainability.