Maintenance & Reliability in Asset Management


Shane Scriven

Shane Scriven Shane has over 10 years’ experience as a reliability engineer and asset management practitioner. Shane started his reliability career working for SKF travelling Australia conducting vibration analysis, lubrication analysis, laser alignment, root cause analysis and bearing fitment and removal. Throughout his career he has gained experience in asset management activities across a variety of industries and specialises in the development and implementation of risk based reliability strategies. Shane is looking forward to building on the great work of the MRiAM Special Interest Group to date and is keen to engage with the broader asset management community to both promote the MRiAM Special Interest Group and to provide valuable learning opportunities.

Upgrading Sewerage SystemsMost often, maintenance and upgrade work is dirty work.

In 2020, Coliban Water completed possibly the dirtiest of upgrades. The Heathcote Sewer Scheme Project was designed to provide reticulated sewerage services to properties still using septic tanks. Residents and business owners in the Heathcote area now have a safer and more environmentally friendly way to manage wastewater1.

Over ten kilometres of sewer mains were installed, with thirty per cent using boring or horizontal directional drilling (HDD)—a steerable trenchless method of installing underground pipe, conduit, or cable in a shallow arc along a prescribed bore path by using a surface-launched drilling rig, with minimal impact on the surrounding area2. HDD reduces the need for excavation and prevents damage to surrounding trees and root systems and is increasingly used where environmental caution is required.

The upgrade to the wastewater network was the culmination of months of planning, investigations and community consultations. Coliban Water contains the wastewater and transports it to a reclamation plant, where it is treated and can be reused in irrigation. The upgrade also allows for future development to the pipeline and for population growth within the region.

If you’re working in the asset management sector in maintenance and reliability, contact us via to share your success story. Also make sure you’re tuned into our Maintenance and Reliability in Asset Management Special Interest Group. You’ll have many opportunities to meet with others, share knowledge and tips, as well as great events geared specifically to areas of interest in the realm of maintenance of assets.

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29 March 2022
1pm AEDT
Webinar – What is Reliability? The Basics