Guardian enables utility companies to manage information related to key civil asset management business processes and also to create, integrate and structure a wide array of information sources, to achieve an enhanced and timely understanding of risks to their assets. Guardian also enables management to make best informed decisions on which infrastructure to conduct maintenance work on and which to invest in, in order to maximise the lifetime of the asset.
Utility companies are challenged by the need to maximise the effective lifetime of their civil assets. Commonly, utility companies have many thousands of assets, which are widely geographically distributed, with numerous differing characteristics. There is a minimum obligation to meet legal and safety obligations and a commercial requirement to make the most insightful decisions on investment in civil asset work, whilst also ensuring that the physical security of assets is maintained.
Guardian takes a unique quantitative, data driven approach to helping utility companies understand and manage the nature of risks and civil asset management requirements across the entire asset base, down to individual assets. Numerous sources of internal and external data are integrated and constantly updated to achieve this. Sophisticated reporting and analytical tools enable utility company staff to evaluate activity trends and be fully pro-active to the challenge of managing thousands of assets. A digitised business process mechanism for the conduct of civil asset work allows a mature understanding of costs of work, through to the actual delivery and assessment of the effectiveness of extending the lifetime of the asset.