What is a Linear Asset?

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.

IBM Maximo Linear Assets


Additional 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.


A New Features Application

When you install IBM 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:

  • Assets;
  • Relationships;
  • Work Orders;
  • Preventive Maintenance;
  • Service Requests;
  • Condition Monitoring;
  • Routes.

Some linear asset components are conditional and are visible only when the user is working with a linear asset.


Displaying Linear Layers in Maximo

Want to see more? The Demo below shows how to display Linear Layers in IBM Maximo. You see that multiple features can be associated to the same linear segment without overlapping and differentiated by colors.

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