KJ collaborated with Delta Diablo (District) to optimize their asset management program, providing a road map for implementable solutions and improvements.
Specifically, the KJ team conducted a series of Business Risk Vulnerability Analysis (BRVA) workshops that emphasized collaboration and leveraging risk in order to collect information on assets and practices at Delta Diablo’s Resource Recovery Facilities (i.e., collection system, pump stations, force mains, wastewater treatment plant & recycled water facility) and prioritize improvements. The initial system-level risk analysis allowed District staff to embrace the benefits of risk assessment and promote collaboration among different departments to discover and catalyze solutions. These types of coordinated workshops are the most efficient way to gather valuable information from a vast institutional knowledge set (i.e., all District labor classes). Our team focused on review of equipment conditions, maintenance practices, documentation, and bio-chemical condit
ions for process reliability. Based on the workshops, KJ identified the following business elements and provided corresponding feedback:
- Asset Knowledge
- Engineering for Maintenance Reliability
- Asset Performance Tracking
- Strategic Asset Management Programming
- Workforce Reliability
- Work Execution Management
- Process Reliability
Similarly, KJ is working closely with the District to develop a progressive and collaborative implementation plan for improvements to their CMMS system that meets the needs of all District departments. In turn, this plan contributes to the District’s Asset Management Program, with an underlying goal of being complete, practical, and functional for all District staff.
KJ’s BRVA approach to assessing system criticality and current asset management programs led to partnering with the District to innovatively develop an asset management improvement plan. Leveraging the spirit of collaboration allows for a practical and a fresh perspective of awareness of the District’s critical system level assets, thereby enabling the District to focus on the most important and high-priority improvements to their current asset management program elements and practices and pave a path towards continuous improvement.