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GIS Enabled Condition Based Asset Management of Gas Distribution Network: A Case Study of Shahdara, Lahore Pakistan

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World energy consumption increased by 56 percent, from 524 quadrillion Btu in 2010 to 820 quadrillion Btu in 2040. The increased demand in energy consumption is fulfilled by different renewable and non-renewable sources such as petroleum, natural gas, electricity, nuclear etc. Natural gas is one of the most important sources of energy. SNGPL has been managing a 94,263 km long gas pipelines network covering approximately the northern part of Pakistan. In this paper we have presented the use of condition based maintenance (CBM) management techniques with a geographical information system (GIS) for asset management of a gas distribution network of SNGPL. The continuous monitoring and updating of asset data reveal where the assets are located and which needs maintenance or which lies in critical condition. The system helps to save time and reduce visits to the sites and labour reduction.

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Islam, Z. , Ahmad, S. , Chohan, K. and Ashraf, A. (2015) GIS Enabled Condition Based Asset Management of Gas Distribution Network: A Case Study of Shahdara, Lahore Pakistan. Journal of Geographic Information System, 7, 358-368. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2015.74028.


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