Condition Performance Monitoring Techniques (CPMT) can provide an early warning of possible failure, allowing early intervention and avoiding or mitigating impacts on customer service. Various ‘Condition and Performance Monitoring Techniques’ (CPMT), such as vibration or acoustics measurement, as well as analytical techniques (e.g. processing data to identify trends or detect anomalies) are available for the monitoring of asset performance. There is a need within the water industry to better understand the CPMT options available and their potential benefits.
The costs and benefits section of the framework is illustrated via generic cost-benefit assessments for a range of common water industry asset types, provided in spreadsheet format on a CD accompanying the project report.
The project included a number of studies to quantify the benefits of CPMT and the data suggests that, in many cases, there are indeed clear benefits. Conclusions were restricted by data quality and availability.