01 - 03 April, 2020 | Sydney
David Eccles, Asset Strategy Engineer at Tasmanian Networks

David Eccles


Asset Strategy Engineer
Tasmanian Networks

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Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019


11:30 AM Changing Strategic Asset Risk Management of Poles Across Tasmania

90 per cent of TasNetworks poles are treated Copper Chrome Arsenate (CCA) wood poles (204,528), with an expected service life of 50 years. From 2005 to 2018, the percentage defect rate in pole inspections has risen annually due to a bow wave of wooden poles installed after the 1967 bushfires of Tasmania reaching the end of their service life, and undetected carroty/soft rot of the pole.

  • Exploring some of the innovative opportunities that TasNetworks has been using to improve the strategic asset management of its poles
  • Strengthening monitoring and evaluation of condition whilst maintaining expenditure and failure rates at existing levels
  • Key benefits including: Effective condition monitoring and controls, improved distribution network resilience to natural occurrences, and whole of asset life cycle cost effectiveness in pole asset management