New water distribution assets + scenarios for risk modeling and rehabilitation planning in Info360 Asset

Perrine Parrod
Perrine Parrod November 17, 2022 4 min read

We’ve improved Info360 Asset by adding support for new system and asset types, as well as a range of enhancements that makes Info360 Asset more user-friendly when calculating risks and planning for the right asset action.

Viewing water distribution assets

Info360 Asset now supports the visualization of water distribution networks and assets on the map and in individual asset details, respectively. Since the initial launch of Info360 Asset in mid-2021, you have been able to represent your sanitary sewer assets, both pipes and manholes, and associate your CCTV inspections to the relevant assets for quick location of your inspection data.

With this update, you can now connect to and view a new system type, water distribution systems, and a wider range of water distribution asset types, including pipes, hydrants, meters, pumps, valves, tanks, boreholes, fittings, and treatment works, for visualization on the network map.

For an upcoming update, we plan to add expanded ways for you to perform risk analysis and rehab planning for your water distribution network assets.

Modeling risk scenarios

You‘ve always been able to leverage asset data, condition, user-defined tabular data, and GIS layers in Info360 Asset to generate completely configurable likelihood (LoF) and consequence of failure (CoF) models and combine the weighted models to calculate risk.

Want to know more about how risk modeling works? Check the docs.

“With the introduction of risk scenarios, you can now create multiple risk models within your account. This enables you to create more elaborate risk analysis within the product.”

– Principal Product Manager Mike Maylone

“With the introduction of risk scenarios, you can now create multiple risk models within your account. This enables you to create more elaborate risk analysis within the product. For example, with risk scenarios, you can keep your initial risk model while refining risk and testing the sensibility and impact of modifying LoF or Cof components on risk results.”

This new risk scenario capability gives you a lot of new flexibility. You can now:

We’ll continue to add more functionality to this feature, with upcoming updates focused on publishing risk model results from a specific scenario to all users of your Info360 Asset workspace and on running scenarios on subsets of your network.

Enhanced rehabilitation planning

We’ve streamlined and have improved the usability of the Rehabilitation Decision Tree functionality, which enables you to prescribe the right actions to develop effective rehabilitation plans.

Now, you can duplicate any existing query and action within the same tree, making it easier for you to build a new decision tree. You can also record any edits of an existing decision tree as a new decision tree scenario. Decision trees can become very intricate with the definition of queries and the number of branches. Rebuilding something similar could take a long time. But now you can easily duplicate an existing tree to modify it without changing your original decision tree.

In addition to these usability enhancements, decision tree queries can now count the total number of defects found in the pipe during the latest survey.

“Building queries that target very specific defect characteristics allows our customers to prescribe the most optimal action to that particular asset.”

– Principal Product Manager Mike Maylone

“This latest update to the rehabilitation decision tree marks a huge milestone for our product. With these initial defect-counting capabilities, we’ve paved the way for a very powerful decision-making tool. Look for updates in the near term that will allow users to filter defects based on code, type, grade, and more. Building queries that target very specific defect characteristics allows our customers to prescribe the most optimal action to that particular asset.”

If you want to export your planning results as a CSV report to import it into another system or for your specific use – now you can.

In the works for an upcoming update are ways to filter the total defect count by code for each asset and a way to build queries based on user-defined tables imported into Info360 Asset.

Updates to the roadmap

This update comes after our recent release that added UK Condition Standards MSC 4/5 to Info360 Asset. You can read all the granular details about this new release in our product release notes, and you can dig into our high-level roadmap to see our high-level strategic vision, which we update regularly.

Thanks to Principal Product Manager Mike Maylone for contributing to this blog post.

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