Development and evaluation of a field mobility data capture system for condition assessment of assets

Nielson, Fiona Jane (2012) Development and evaluation of a field mobility data capture system for condition assessment of assets. [USQ Project]


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The principal aim of the research was to determine if a mobile data capture system could be suitably applied to the condition assessment of assets within SunWater.

The study involved research into the current condition assessment process within the Irrigation & Drainage department of SunWater. Assets considered in this project involved those specific to the Barratta Section of the Burdekin Haughton Water Supply Scheme (BHWSS). This research involved the engineers and technical officers of the Asset Management, Irrigation & Drainage department within SunWater.

Established during this research was the current condition assessment process, possible mobile data capture solutions to this process and a trial of a mobile data capture system within the Barratta Section of the BHWSS. The associated costs of the current process and mobile solutions were then analysed making use of the outcomes of the trial. From this analysis, conclusions were able to be drawn as to the relative merits of mobile data capture systems and their usefulness to SunWater.

The physical output of the research included a trial application for the completion of asset condition assessments and a recommendation on the economic viability for implementing a mobile data capture system within SunWater.

The results of this study will help to determine if SunWater can incorporate mobile data capture systems into its condition assessment processes and thereby support its productivity initiative of 'Smarter, Lighter, Faster'.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Supervisors: Kist, Alexander
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2014 07:19
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2014 23:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: development and evaluation; field mobility; data capture; assessment of assets
Fields of Research (2008): 10 Technology > 1006 Computer Hardware > 100602 Input, Output and Data Devices
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100504 Data Communications
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4009 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware > 400901 Analog electronics and interfaces
40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400602 Data communications

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