We pride ourselves in adopting our own best practice principles to deliver a full range of asset data surveys including; New assets, verification of existing mechanical, electrical and fabric data, lifecycle condition and dilapidation, fixtures, fittings and equipment.
We recognise the enormous value of working closely with our customers to develop survey plans to ensure expectations are clearly defined, managed and successfully delivered.
We emphasise the importance of defining the project scope, survey methodology and required outputs for the data.
We carefully follow our survey recommendations outlined within our Good Practice Guide (Available from the IWFM).
Asset Data Collection
Customers choose from 3 levels of survey specification (bronze, silver and gold). The level depends on how much attribute information from the list below is required for each asset type.
Typical Collection Criteria;
• VCM asset location selection from pre-defined drop-down lists (site, building, floor, room, space)
• Local Asset Ref – The asset name within the CAFM system which will indicate the site, system and barcode e.g. BLD/AHU/153467.
• Main Category – Pre-defined asset structure (nrm3, SFG20)
• Sub-Category – Asset type to identify asset maintenance regime – in line with SFG 20 unless otherwise specified
• Asset Detailed Description – Free text description of the asset – e.g. Gents’ toilet extract fan
• Manufacturer – where available – To be collated from the asset data plate or manufacturers literature (O&M)
• Model No – where available – To be collated from the asset data plate or manufacturers literature (O&M)
• Serial No – where available – To be collated from the asset data plate or manufacturers literature (O&M)
• Power Rating (kW) – where available – To be collated from the asset data plate or manufacturers literature(O&M)
• Cooling Duty (kW) – where available – To be collated from the asset data plate or manufacturers literature(O&M)
• Current Condition – Condition rating A – D classification.
• Operational Status – This is where the asset is either operation or decommissioned / mothballed
• Installed Year – (approximate) where available – The date or original installation from when the asset has been commissioned.
• Warranty Expiry – where available – This is the expiry of warranties of the asset or parts appertaining to the asset from any commissioning date.
• Approximate Replace Year – Subjective assessment by surveyor in line with CIBSE life cycle targets or contract recommendations
• Likelihood of Failure
• Impact of Failure
• Refrigerant Type – Mandatory for FGas registers. The type of mechanical gas used on that specific asset.
• Weight / Volume – Mandatory for F-Gas when applicable – The amount of mechanical gas weight within a specific asset for compliant operating.
• Expected Life in Years – Year Value added in line with CIBSE life cycle targets.
• Replacement Cost – Budget cost to replace a specific asset at the time of the survey.
• Runtime or Operating Hours – This consists of a 24 hour drop down menu of 1hr to 24hr selection for the average operating hours of a specific asset.
• Criticality Rating – This is where an asset is classified as critical or non critical to the contract business.
• Mandatory, Statutory or BAU Asset Class – This highlights what area of compliance an asset must be abided by.
• Units of Measurement – An assets unit of measurement for its specific demand, i.e. BTU for gas, kW for electrical, l/s for water etc.
Assets55 have the capability to manage and deliver large, complex asset verification surveys
We prepare our customer’s existing asset data ready for uploading into our in-house verification/condition software application. Our trained surveyors edit and enhance the existing asset data to deliver a high quality, accurate new database. During the survey, each asset is condition rated using the industry standard BSRIA A – DX format.