Shoal Engineers, Bradley Hocking and Chris Sproston recently attended the AMPeak 2018 Conference which was held in Hobart from the 16th to the 18th of April. They delivered a presentation on the Asset Management System Framework for Rail Organisations research project, which looks to use systems thinking and model-based methodologies to develop an asset management system.

This paper outlined research into the challenges associated with implementing an asset management system and explored whether a model-based systems engineering approach could assist in overcoming these challenges. The intended output of the research is a framework that captures a rail organisation’s asset management information to produce a suite of artifacts compliant with ISO55001 and moves the organisation towards best practice asset management.