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QDG - Plant Assets Data Quality

  • Brentwood Co-Op Community Room 4122 Brentwood Road Northwest Calgary, AB, T2L 1K8 Canada (map)


The presentation will be about plant assets, the producing infrastructure underpinning the success of asset-intensive industries. The term plant refers generally to refineries, petrochemical plants, gas compression facilities, oil sands production facilities, power generating stations, and others. In particular, we will discuss the data that identifies and represents those assets.

We will define and exemplify asset data, its user, and their business needs. In addition, we will discuss the various sources of asset data and common challenges faced in its capture. We will also review some of the standards that apply to plant asset data. For example, ISO 14224 for reliability and maintenance data, and ISO 55000 for asset management.

The management of a plant requires a thorough understanding of its operating assets. There are currently in the market several information systems in the category of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) that provide significant functionality for the use of asset data residing in their asset master. However, the systems cannot help manage the facility unless the data loaded into the EAM's is of adequate quality - i.e. represent accurately the equipment in the field. On the contrary, poor asset data may pose a risk to health, safety, and the environment.

Quality asset managers are the foundation for work management and reliability engineering purposes.

Presenter Profile: 

George Dragun is Director of Partnerships and Business Development with Phoenix AMC, a Plant Asset Management consultancy.  He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCP), and ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB). He is a graduate from the University of Manitoba with a Master of Engineering, and is also a PROSCI Change Management specialist. George is a senior practitioner with over thirty years of national and international experience in project and change management, business transformation and strategy formulation, with particular emphasis on the energy sector. He was the CEO of a Calgary-based international management consulting company where he structured multi-functional consulting teams for large private and government-owned corporations. As a project manager and senior advisor to various levels of corporations and governments, including the United Nations, he has experience leading complex change initiatives.

Additional Important Announcements:

1.   This QDG session would be our last session prior to Summer break. We would have a member get together session in early July. The dates of this event would be released later this month.

2. Our earlier announcement for a presentation by Aldous Wang - Improving Power Point Presentations - would be held later this year.

3. We would continue the QDG's in September 2018 after summer break.

4. We would also like to invite more presentations in coming weeks and months. If you are interested, please send an email to

Based on our audience feedback, we would like to clarify that you do not have to be ASQ member to attend this session. We welcome all interested members to attend our sessions and enjoy peer discussions. These discussion/ meetings are free of charge and do not require pre-registration.