Asset inspections

An asset inspection is an on-site evaluation of an asset, such as a brake inspection of a vehicle or a structural inspection of a bridge. For certain inspections, you can record specific observations, or asset defects, and their severity. Depending on the observations recorded, Infor Public Sector may calculate a condition rating for each observation based on user-defined index formulas entered during setup. For example, a pavement wear observation might generate an index value of 1 (pass) or 0 (fail) based on the degree of wear recorded. Depending on the index, Infor Public Sector may perform an action based on the rating, such as create a work order to resurface the pavement.

An observation typically represents a type of defect noted during an inspection, such as a crack, root intrusion, or debris in a sewer main inspection. Sometimes, rather than a defect, an observation may serve to note a change, such as in water flow or pressure.

You can calculate a numerical rating for an observation. Ratings are calculated based on formulas that you define in the Workflow Manager. For example, to calculate an observation rating for a sewer main inspection, you could add a formula to the BeforeAdd event of the SMNServiceInspectionObservation business object.

A sample unit is a portion of an asset being inspected that has been selected as being representative of the entire asset, such as a ten foot square patch of roadway with a typical pattern of cracking. The observations entered for sample units will be used to calculate condition ratings for the entire inspection length of the asset.