This position is changing, however. The new generation of remote condition monitoring systems, led by Viper Innovations’ CableGuardian system, is enabling a comprehensive change in the way the asset is managed. The technology enables monitoring not only to detect a failure but also to link asset information effectively to asset decision making, applying true asset management to the system.
CableGuardian has been designed and developed collaboratively with users to be more than just a maintenance tool. It allows us to gain real insight into the asset across its entire operational lifecycle in a comprehensive set of configurations and operating conditions. Working in partnership with the asset owner, we can monitor all required parameters of the asset remotely, continuously, accurately and to a range that allows all potential failure modes to be tracked. We enable complete asset condition to be captured and then predicted to a level of granularity that enables effective short, medium and long-term asset decision making.
From this position, an organisation can link Asset Information with Asset Decision Making, predicting capital and operational expenditure a number of control periods ahead; predicting and preventing in-service failures; minimising disruption from itinerant vandalism and damage; creating asset replacement and life extension strategies that provide demonstrable closed-loop value and providing information that allows the whole enterprise to deliver a holistic service.
Welcome to the age of Asset Management, courtesy of CableGuardian from Viper Innovations!