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Reliability Analysis Projects



Aim


Work with asset owning organisations to improve decision making through the application of a range of reliability and life-cycle costing approaches. In many cases while the concepts are well understood in the literature there are challenges inherent in applying them to real data and to getting the results incorporated in actual decision making.




Projects

There have been numerous projects primarily done by honours engineering students. The projects are shown in the list below in reverse chronological order. If the column indicates an organisation then the project received funding from this organisation under the CEED program.

There have been numerous projects primarily done by honours engineering students. The projects are shown in here in reverse chronological order. If the column indicates an organisation then the project received funding from this organisation under the CEED program.


Sector Year Student External & Academic Co-Mentors Organisation Project Title
Mining 2014 James Harding Chris Race & Nazim Khan BHPB Iron Ore & UWA Stats Conveyor Belt wear life modelling
Mining 2014 Callum Dempsey Stephen Phillips Rio Tinto Iron Ore Safety Review of Significant Incidents to understand impact of planned/unplanned maintenance
Water 2014 Daniel Arthur Sugandree Muruvan, Dr. Rob Schoenmaker Water Corporation, TU Delft (Netherlands) The Asset Planning Performance Measurement Project
Water 2014 Qiang Xie Andy Best & Nazim Khan Water Corporation & UWA Stats Predictive modelling of Sewer Blockages in Vitrified Clay (VC) pipes
Mining 2013/14 George Williams Mark Ho UWA Mech Cost benefit of block replacement of Ground Engaging Tools on Heavy Mobile Equipment
Mining 2013 Callum Web Steven Muller, Rick Wilson & Nazim Khan BHPB Iron Ore & UWA Stats Conveyor Belt wear life modelling
Mining 2013 Karl Langham John MacArthur Rio Tinto Iron Ore Optical machining of train wheels
Oil and Gas 2013 Nanwen Sounness Ivan Jordan & Adrian Keating Woolside & UWA Mech The impact of shutdowns on Gas Plant LNG train reliability
Infrastructure 2013 Quentin Wreford Luke Peterson & Brett Smith Western Power & UWA Business School Scenario modelling cost outcomes in an electric power distribution network
Water 2013 Joy Pan Janet Ham & Nazim Khan Water Corporation & UWA Stats Validation of cast iron pipe deterioration modelling
Mining 2013 William Jacobs Thomas Braunl UWA EE A cost benefit analysis for mine electrification
Mining 2012 James Philips Martin Weston, Ed Cripps Westrac, UWA Stats Classification of oil sample data
Mining 2012 Chris Page Martin Weston, Ed Cripps Westrac, UWA Stats Remaining useful life estimation based on oil analysis samples
Water 2012 Zhiliang Lin Carolyn Oldham UWA SESE Sustainable water cities project
Mining 2012 Michael Britton Adrian Kefford Leighton Contractors Improved utilization of the BTR
Mining 2012 Buhan Song Andrew Cooper, Richard Durham Barrick Granny Smith, UWA Civil Eng Mining Asset Management Plans
Mining 2012 Amghiga Ranganatham Andrew Cooper, Richard Durham Barrick Granny Smith, UWA Civil Eng Mining Asset Management Plans
Mining 2012 Jared Jones Malcom Mauger Sandvik LCC of an underground loader (student withdrew)
Oil and Gas 2012 Ken Foo Colin Beasley Woodside LCC of Coating Maintenance
Water 2012 Relene Wei Shane Oldham, Jaeme Adeanne, Hong Yang Water Corporation, UWA Mech Eng Water pipe deterioration in the WA environment
Infrastructure 2011/2012 J Baron-Croston G Campbell Main Roads & WAPARC Life cycle performance metric for the road operate phase
Mining 2011/2012 J Bradley D Daines BHPB Iron Ore Critical Spares optimization in the mining industry
Mining 2011 JP Kozman J Pearson Downer EDI Mining Consumable costing review to mining conditions
Mining 2011 N Khosa M Robertson, M Mackenzie BHPB Iron Ore Port Hedland Model Contractor investigation
Mining 2011 A Roukens M Robertson, M Mackenzie BHPB Iron Ore Asset Management Modellinng spares investigation
Mining 2011 A Chau M Robertson, M Mackenzie BHPB Iron Ore Port Hedland Maintenance Model verification
Mining 2011 M Ratnam M Weston Westrac Automatic A sample acknowledgement for Oil Analysis samples
Water 2011 C Pratt Shane Oldham, Hong Yang Water Corporation, UWA Mech Eng Water pipe deterioration in the WA environment
Water 2010/11 J Pearse BEng (Civil) S Craig, Y Xu Fremantle Ports, UWA Civil Eng Analysis of decay profile in wharves
Mining 2010/11 Y Kuruppu D Medina Barrick Reliability assessment of a roaster system
Oil and Gas 2010/11 D Cappy B Silich Velocious Subsea dredging system
Oil and Gas 2010 K Hoff BEng M Glover Woodside Applicability of offshore leak database to onshore LNG facilities
Mining 2010 C Vernon BEng/BCom C Erazo, R Durham, S Richardson Rio Tinto Iron Ore, UWA Civil Eng, ECU Engineering Truck shop simulation
Water 2010 A Breathnach BEng C Traianou, B Parker, K Shen Water Corporation, UWA Mech Eng Development of a Condition Monitoring framework for WC assets
Infrastructure 2009 M Soul BEng/BCom M Mackenzie, B Smith WALGA, UWA Business School Improving the levels of service provided by WALGA's "Report on LG Road Assets and Expenditure"
Mining 2009/10 M Roche BEng/BCom G Smith Rio Tinto Iron Ore RBD Development for the Marandoo Wet Plant
Infrastructure 2009/10 S Haines BEng/BCom N/A NT Gas APA Group Asset Management of gas compressors in the transmission pipeline industry
Oil and Gas 2009 J Little BEng/BCom R Hardwick Gorgon Upstream Risk based assessment into offshore piping flooding spread
Infrastructure 2009 J Fitzclarence BEng E Loh, G Watsonn, A/P B.White Water Corporation, UWA Resource Economics Decomissioning and disposal of redundant assets
Water 2009 D Haberkost BEng (CEED) B Goode, J Leggoe Water Corporation, UWA Materials Life cycle cost between ductile iron and stainless steel pumps
Water 2009 I Ameer BEng (Elec) (CEED) G Down, H Iu Water Corporation, UWA Electrical Engineering Life cycle costing of electric motors
Infrastructure 2008/09 K Hana BEng/BCom J Gartner, S Anderson, B Smith Dept Housing & Works, UWA Architecture, UWA Business Life cycles of building elements
Oil and Gas 2008 K Moscado MOGE I Mackenzie BHPB Petroleum Asset Integrity management for a petroleum development
Mining 2008 B Veron BEng/BCom G Smith Rio Tinto Iron Ore Rapid availability model development using delay accounting data
Mining 2008 A Keffort BEng/BCom G West, S Richardson Rio Tinto Techonlogy & Innovation, UWA Maths Enhanced procurement policy via real options
Infrastructure 2008 A Selyam BEng/BCom (CEED) J Gartner, S Anderson, B Smith Dept Housing & Works, UWA Architecture, UWA Business DHW Predictive Building Funding model
Mining 2007/08 A Chawda BEng/BCom D Lugtigheid Rio Tinto Iron Ore Life cycle costing of heavy mobile equipment
Mining 2007/08 C Cragg BEng D Lugtigheid Rio Tinto Iron Ore Assessing the benefits of data cleansing
Mining 2007 M Cross BEng D Lugtigheid Rio Tinto Iron Ore Life cycle costing of Pilbara Iron’s Hitachi EX3600 excavator
Mining 2007 M Geers BEng/BCom A O'Malley BHP Billiton, Nickel Bayesian applications in maintenance planning
Infrastructure 2007 J Holborn BEng T Humphries UWA Facilities Management Decision making for maintenance of cooling towers
Infrastructure 2007 Y Tinapple BArch (CEED) J Gartner, S Anderson, B Smith Dept Housing & Works, UWA Architecture, UWA Business DHW Building Maintenance life cycle cost model and architecture in building maintenance
Mining 2007 R Punslie BEng (CEED) A Mathews Iluka Review vibration condition monitoring across the Iluka Western Region
Water 2007 D MacGeehan C Traianou Water Corporation Modelling the efficiency of large centrifugal clear water pumps
Water 2006 D Kefford BEng/BCom C Traianou Water Corporation Determining the rate of deterioration of efficiency in centrifugal water pumps for a water utility
Infrastructure 2006 S White BEng (CEED) Dr L Hammond DTSO Moving to a condition based maintenance regime
Water 2005 G Thorn BEng/BCom C Traianou Water Corporation Development of a Framework for the Construction of an Availability Model for a sewage pump station
Water 2005 B Redman BEng/BCom (CEED) D Godfrey BP Availability modelling of a wastewater treatment plant
Infrastructure 2005 S Killigrew BEng (CEED) P Chomiak Western Power Maintenance Improvement Model for Western Power Corporation
Mining 2004 M LeBroy BEng (CEED) D Williams Rio Tinto Iron Ore Maintenance of belt conveyor pulleys for Pilbara Iron
Oil and Gas 2004 B Leonard BEng/BCom (CEED) C Chow Western Power Reliability and maintenance of gas turbine hot gas path components
Water 2004 E Briggs BEng/BCom C Traianou Water Corporation Maintenance and reliability of a Water Corporation asset
Mining 2004 C Haberkost BEng (CEED) S Vadnagra Iluka Development of design guidelines for mineral sand pumping
Oil and Gas 2004 P Bilski BEng (CEED) E Krauss Woodside Optimising gas export compressor uptime
Mining 2004 B Percy BEng/BCom (CEED) C Osborne Alcoa Strategic Review of Alcoa's Kwinana Alumina refinery milling circuit



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