Journal article

Condition grading for dysfunction indicators in sewer asset management

Mehdi Ahmadi, Frederic Cherqui, Jean-Christophe de Massiac, Caty Werey, Stephane Lagoutte, Pascal Le Gauffre

STRUCTURE AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

Asset management is an increasing concern for the water and wastewater industry. Condition assessment of sewer segments is an important component of sewer asset management and relies mostly on visual inspection. Observed defects are translated into a score for each segment. Although most protocols give a segment a condition grade by comparing its score with a subjective scale of numerical values, we propose a protocol to calibrate thresholds for each asset stock. Thresholds are calculated according to two sets of parameters: overall condition of the asset stock in question (estimated by a representative sample or provided by the utility manager) and assignment-error weighting (determined by ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was carried out within the framework of the INDIGAU project (www.indigau.fr) supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR) under the PGCU-2006 Programme. The authors thank the experts of the utilities involved in this research: Brest, Caen-la-Mer, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Greater Lyon, Lille and Nantes.