A linear asset is an asset that is defined and maintained using a linear referencing method. A road, a pipeline, or a railroad track are examples of linear assets. Using measurements along the linear asset, you can locate maintenance activities, identify where characteristics change, and plan monitoring and metering.
- Roads and railways that carry transportation assets
- Water, waste water lines, and streets that connect facilities
- Gas and electric lines that support production assets
- Fiber optic trunk lines that connect IT and communications assets
A linear asset can contain additional assets, including a combination of linear and point assets. You can create a linear asset for a road, for example, that has additional linear assets for segments of the road and you can manage each segment separately. You can add features to a linear asset, such as mile posts and guard rails on a road, and you can group linear assets and features into logical groups using the Classifications application. In the Relationships application, you can specify relationships between linear assets, such as road intersections. You can apply existing hierarchies and relationships, or you can specify new ones.
When you install Maximo® Linear Asset Manager, its components are added to existing Maximo applications and a new Features application is added. Linear asset components become visible in the following applications:
- Work Orders
- Preventive Maintenance
- Service Requests
- Condition Monitoring
Some linear asset components are conditional and are visible only when the user is working with a linear asset.