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Final Program available for download. Click 9th WCEAM Schedule of Presentations.



For an accepted paper to be published in the 9th WCEAM Proceedings, at least one of the authors must register to attend and present the paper at the Congress. The final deadline for registration is 15th October 2014.



At least one author of an accepted paper must complete both the Consent to publish and Copyright forms for the paper to be included in the 9th WCEAM Proceedings. The forms may be downloaded from the Registration Page, otherwise please contact to send you the forms. Completed forms must be received by 15th October 2014.


Programme & Schedule

The final schedule of presentations will be published after the 15th October registration deadline. An outline schedule is provided here.


Detailed programme and outline schedule of presentations

Monday 27 October 2014

08:00 – 18:00 Research Seminar, Centre for Asset Integrity Management, Engineering Building 1, University of Pretoria



Tuesday 28 October 2014

07:00 – 08:00 Registration Venue – Graduate Centre, University of Pretoria
  Lecture Theatre – 56 Lecture Theatre – 64 Lecture Theatre – 68 Lecture Theatre – 70
08:00 – 10:00 Tt1Reliability engineering Tt2Rethinking our economic model: some lessons on sustainability Tt3National Treasury guidelines on asset management Tt4ISO55000 and risk-based asset management decision-making
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 – 12:15 Tt5Engineering asset management ontologies Tt6Big data analytics and cyber maintenance systems Ws1Prognostics and health monitoring for aerospace and defense assets Ws2Underground utility assets management
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch Industry visitsS1 – AIDCS2 – KusileS3 – Joyglobal
13:00 – 15:00 Ws3Condition assessment of mining assets Ws4Rail freight assets management Ws5Using GIS in asset management to assess risks Ws6Oil and gas assets management
15:00 – 15:30 Tea break
15:30 – 16:30 ISEAM Board meeting (University of Pretoria, Graduate Centre Lecture Theatre – 70)
16:30 – 17:00 Review Panel meeting (University of Pretoria, Graduate Centre Lecture Theatre – 70)
17:00 – 18:00 ISEAM AGM (University of Pretoria, Graduate Centre Lecture Theatre – 70)
18:30 – 21:00 ISEAM Braai



Wednesday 29 October 2014

07:00 – 08:50 Registration Venue – CSIR International Convention Centre
WA-0109:00 – 09:15 Opening Ceremony : Diamond Theatre

  • ISEAM Welcome, Joe Mathew, Chair, ISEAM Board of Directors
  • Welcome to University of Pretoria, Chery De la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal
  • Welcome to Tshwane, Kgosiento Ramokgopa, Executive Mayor, City of Tshwane
WB-0109:15 – 10:00 Plenary 1 : Diamond TheatreTitle: Enterprise Risk and Engineering Asset ManagementSpeaker: Eben Mare, Stanlib Risk Management & Prof of Applied Mathematics, Univ of Pretoria
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee break
WC-0110:30 – 11:15 Keynote 1 : Diamond TheatreTitle: Sustaining electricity generating capability while having to refurbish old plant expected to deliver at the limits of their capabilitySpeaker: Thava Govender, Generation Executive, Eskom South Africa
WD-0111:30 – 12:30 Panel 1: Diamond TheatreWith servitization as an imperative, what is the future for utility assets across the whole value chain?Moderator – Steve Saladine, MD/CEO Macquarie Generation, Australia
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch
WE13:30 – 15:00 01Diamond Theatre 02Ruby Theatre 03Emerald Room 04Amethyst 05Jade
EAM Strategies – 1 CRV Assessments – 1 Data/Systems – 1 Case Studies – 1 Technologies – 1
15:00 – 15:20 Tea break
WF15:30 – 16:30 01Diamond Theatre 02Ruby Theatre 03Emerald Room 04Amethyst  05Jade
EAM Strategies – 2 CRV Assessments – 2 Data/Systems – 2 Case Studies – 2 Technologies – 2
WG16:35 – 17:35 02Ruby Theatre 03Emerald Room
Seminar 1 – Built Environment AssetsModerator: Cornelius Ruiters CSIR, South Africa Seminar 2 – Healthcare Delivery AssetsModerator – Mladen Poluta, UCT, South Africa
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome Reception at Musaion, University of Pretoria



Thursday 30 October 2014

07:00 – 07:50 Registration Venue – CSIR International Convention Centre
TA08:00 – 09:00 01Diamond Theatre 02Ruby Theatre 03Emerald Room 04Amethyst  05Jade
EAM Strategies – 3 CRV Assessments – 3 Data/Systems – 3 Case Studies – 3 Capacity/Education -1
TB-0109:00 – 10:00 Keynote 2 : Diamond TheatreTitle: Capital planning: Closing the gap between engineering plans and funding/financing realitiesSpeaker: Andre Kruger, Vice President PPP Financing, ABSA Capital, South Africa
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break
TC10:30 – 11:30 Keynote 3 : Diamond TheatreTitle: Implementing asset management: Lessons from Queensland, AustraliaSpeaker: Andrew Greaves, Auditor-General, Queensland Australia
TD11:30 – 12:30 EAM Guidelines and Standards Panel session: Diamond TheatreShould international standards take precedence over local guidelines and national standards?Moderator – Sadhvir Bissoon, South African Bureau of Standards
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch
TE13:30 – 14:30 01Diamond Theatre 02Ruby Theatre 03Emerald Room 04Amethyst  05Jade
EAM Strategies – 4 CRV Assessments – 4 Data/Systems – 4 Case Studies – 4 Capacity/Education – 2
TF-0214:30 – 15:00 Seminar on Recognition of EAM Education Programmes: Ruby TheatreModerator – Peter Tse, ISEAM
15:00 – 15:20 Tea break
TG-0215:30 – 16:00 Seminar on EAM Research Agenda: Ruby TheatreAssuming EAMBoK, what should be the research agenda for the next 5 yearsModerator – Joe Mathew, ISEAM
TH-0116:00 – 17:00 Public Sector Action Group on EAM Panel session: Diamond TheatreHow do we ensure that the implementation of national guidelines improves service delivery?Moderators – Dhaya Govender & DG, Dept Public Works
TK-0117:00 – 18:00 Closing Keynote: Diamond TheatreTitle: Challenges and opportunities of implementing GIAMA taking into consideration sustainability imperatives”Speaker: Thembelani Thulas Nxesi, Honorable Minister, Department of Public Works
19:00 – 22:00 Congress Awards & Banquet  – Amber Room, CSIR ICC


Titles of accepted papers to be presented at the Congress

Challenges for asset creation   under sustainability imperatives
Capital planning: closing the gap   between engineering plans and funding/financing realities
Enterprise risk and engineering   asset management
Lessons learned from implementing   regional guideline on asset management
A tutorial on reliability   engineering
Rethinking our economic model :   Some lessons on sustainability
Legislative framework for asset   management : South African perspectives
Asset management activities and   investment
Engineering asset management   ontologies
Big data analytics and cyber   maintenance systems
Prognostics and health monitoring   for aerospace and defence assets
Managing underground utility   assets
Condition assessment of mining   assets
Maintenance and asset management in   rail freight systems
Using GIS to assess asset risks
Strategic management of oil and   gas assets
On servitisation and engineering   asset management
Implementation of local, regional   and national guidelines on asset management
Examining the interaction between   local, regional, national and international standards
On recognition of engineering   asset management academic and training programmes
On engineering asset management   body of knowledge and research agenda
Seminar on built environment   research activities
Seminar on healthcare assets   management
Implications of cadastral systems   on engineering asset management
Maintenance audit in China
Maintenance organization design
In-service bulk water condition   assessment and proactive pipeline management
Measurement of two-phase slug   velocity in pipes with acoustic emission
Bearing replacement interval   extension for helicopters
A signal processing approach to   overcome the non-linearity problem of acoustic emission sensors
Quality management techniques   implementation to increasing productivity in a petro-chemical company
Maintenance strategy   implementation using TnPM System
Asset optimization and predictive   maintenance for discrete manufacturing industries
Using business intelligence to   feed the asset management life cycle
The effect of TPM on OEE: A case   of a cement manufacturer.
A snap review of major investments   in engineering assets
A novel clustering method of   rolling bearing fault detection and diagnosis
A case study of degradation   mechanisms in research reactors
Sideband asymmetry of gear   vibration signals
The adaptive reuse of industrial   structures: Learning from the Thesen Islands powerstation.
Feature extraction based on cyclic   adaptive filter for gearbox fault diagnosis
Engineering asset management for   EDF power plants
Increasing human asset   availability by employing a Just-In-Time & Drum-Buffer-Rope on-site   patient scheduling system
Identifying critical success   factors for engineering asset management services – An empirical study
Planning rehabilitation strategy   of sewer asset using fast messy genetic algorithm
Extraction of principal components   from multiple statistical features for slurry pump condition assessment
Value-based design of Industrial   Services: The Impact of Lean Management
Modeling evaluation for the level   of sewer service in customers’ view
Factors influencing the quality of   manually acquired asset data
Coating evaluation by EIS using a   µLPR sensor
Process safety: a methodology of   periodic verification of SIS
Pipe quality information in sewer   asset management: use and uncertainties
Integrating road and sewer works:   risk attitude and costs
Simulation research on sensing   array for metal flaw detection based on electromagnetic tomography
No fault found and air safety
Scheduled shutdowns as incubators   for inefficiencies
Net overseas migration and its   impact on home availability and affordability: An Australian perspective
3PL outsourcing and the financial   performance of firms in the beverage industry
The asset management process   reference model for infrastructure
The role of knowledge in   facilitating service led design: A nozzle guide vane case study
Development and implementation of   postgraduate nuclear engineering programme
Research and development: driving   innovation in a declining mining industry
A comparison between three blade   tip timing algorithms for estimating synchronous turbomachine blade vibration
Failure statistics: budgeting   preventative maintenance activities using forecasted work orders
Non intrusive diagnostic of middle   bearing of aircraft engine
The policy Delphi method:   contribution to strategy within energy organisations
Experimental research on   monitoring valve clearance of diesel engines based on AE signals
Physical asset management   adjustments in line with mining on the coastal regions of Southern Africa
A holistic approach to assess data   quality in computerized maintenance management systems
Different approaches of applying   single-objective binary genetic algorithm on the wind farm design
Human resources within ISO 55000 :   The hidden backbone to the asset management system
Lean approaches in asset   management within the mining industry
Innovative DSS utilising available   data, experience and skills to enhance producing asset cost performance
Critical areas for success in   physical asset management
Wear monitoring of diesel engine   main journal bearing using thermoelectric method
A decision support framework for   prioritization of engineering asset management activities under uncertainty
A systemic framework for measuring   the performance of asset management activities
Fault detection of wind turbine   drivetrain utilizing power-speed characteristics
Design considerations for   engineering asset management systems
Maintenance method based on risk   estimation for 170kV pneumatic type gas insulated switchgear
Methods and tools for sustainable   manufacturing networks – results of a case study
Government entity contribution to   an effective partnership privatisation
Effective policy development   within the Australian water industry
Examination of the mediating   effects of continuous improvement on the relationship between quality   management orientation and maintenance Performance
A method for quantifying the   effects of IT investments
Application of a performance –   driven TCO evaluation model for physical asset management
Cloud platforms for service   business and remote monitoring
Appropriate solutions for   operation and maintenance challenges of water services infrastructure in   South Africa
Potential for local government   entities to use mobile devices to manage municipal infrastructure and improve   disaster management capacity
Fault diagnosis and fault data   management technique for intelligent asset maintenance
Quantitative maintenance effect   modelling in the framework of financial mathematics
Risk-based approach to maintenance   management applied on power transformers
Life-cycle decision making for   space oriented engineering assets
Indigenous culture and public   sector asset management
Cyber-physical systems in future   maintenance
Sustainability of bulk water   infrastructure in a local municipality
Taking a social franchising path   to services maintenance
Incorporation of training and   skills development in the execution of the South African National   Infrastructure Plan
An investigation into technology   advancement for switchgear at a processing plant
Analysis of the aircraft   operational reliability research : From statistical models to avionics data   monitoring
Funding power: The case of the   South African Higher Education infrastructure
Technogical infrastructure and   service quality
The non-technical factors that   affect sustainability of borehole systems in rural communities – A study on   selected villages for the ASWSD project in Limpopo province
Integrating tacit knowledge for   condition assessment of continuous mining machines
Thought and discipline: Orienting   engineering towards and eco-friendly philosophy
Cost of quality in EPC projects in   Oil & Gas industry: A case analysis and lessons learned
Subsea asset maintenance on NCS:   On the trends, future innovation, and fitness of Life of Field
On the assurance of Environmental   quality in a new offshore production platform: A case study from the North   Sea
Project execution process: On the   critical technical and organizational interface
Identifying the effects of   excessive deflection in reinforced concrete beam
The interface challenge of   risk-based asset management
Sustainable school infrastructure   through innovative building technology
A critical flow method for   reliability allocation