Condition assessment is to assess the current conditions of an asset to determine whether it is good enough for continous use without foreseeable risk or preventative maintenance or remedial work is needed to carry out to preserve an object's value and extend its useful life. It is often called asset condition assessment or facility condition assessment. The assets can be properties (buildings), equipment, infrastructure, vehicles, trains, ships, production lines, bridges and structures etc.
Work scope of condition assessment
Routine condition assessment involves visual inspection with desk studies based on guidance documents. It may also include various forms of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technology.
The data collected in condition assessment can be used for lifecycle management and operation of the assets.
On the other hand, health monitoring of asstes implies continuous automated measurements of time series representing loading and response and/or other parameters of the assets over periods of time.
UTC's condition assessment experience
UTC’s key staff have long history of track record in condision assessment on facility and infrastructures, product development, process improvement and quality enhancement, structure load and stress analysis, loading spectrum establishment and fatigue life evaluation, vibration monitoring and evaluation.
UTC team consists of experts
with more than 35 years of relevant
industrial and research experience as well as qualifications
. The key staff has successfully led and completed thousands of projects in forensic analysis, accident investigation, failure analysis (FA), condition assessment for aerospace, marine, petrochemical, electronic and microelectronic, construction, amusement, oil & gas, transportation industries and governmental agencies including
Ministry of Defence (Singapore)
, Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)
Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA)
, Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
, Hyundai Engineering and Construction (Korean)
, Public Utilities Board (PUB)
The Straits Times
, SBS Transit
, High Court
, State Courts
, China Taiping Insurance
, Rajah & Tann
, Universal Terminal
, ST Aerospace
, Eagle Services Asia
, ST Marine
, Takenaka Corporation (Japan)
and Sembawang Shipyard
Typical projects of relevant condition assessment
UTC's experts had conducted a number of relevant condition assessment projects for various industry sectors, e.g.
Development of anchorage system for post-tension application.
Evaluation on serviceabilty and lifetime management of third rail system.
Risk based inspection on heat exchanger.
Condition assessment on oil pipeline and remaining life estimation
Surface treatment on heavy-duty gears.
Stress analysis on aircraft structures.
Corrosion evaluation for marine application.
Fatigue and fracture assessments for reactor pressure vessel and piping, lifetime management.