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Defender Asset

The existing asset that is currently in service, which will at some time in the future be replaced with a new asset - the challenger asset.   


Defender Analysis:
Analysis of the defender asset will include a benchmark comparison with one or more of the following financial metrics associated with the defender asset:


Defender Options
The goal of asset management is typically to keep the defender asset in service as long as possible.

When it comes times to replacement, the defender will be replaced with:
A reserve study (depreciation report) will typically consider like-for-like renewals of the existing assets unless compelled to make an upgrade due to circumstances, such as:

Examples:
Listed below are some examples of defender challenger retrofit projects:
  • VFD Pump Retrofit
  • Copper-to-Pex Piping Retrofit
  • T12-to-T8 Lighting Retrofit
  • Water Heaters to Boiler-and-Tank Retrofit
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Fig. Polyurethane roof (12 year life) replaced with upgraded SBS roof (20 year life).

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Fig. Elevator relay controls replaced with elevator solid state controls.

VFD retrofit
Fig. Triplex booster pump package replaced with package that includes VFDs.

See also:
Compare with:

Replacing copper piping (the defender) with pex piping (the challenger)
Fig. Replacing copper piping (the "defender") with pex piping (the "challenger")


Retrofit conversion of tank-type domestic water heating system to boiler-and-storage-tank configuration
Fig. Retrofit conversion of tank-type domestic water heating system to boiler-and-storage-tank configuration.

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