ASTM E2495 - 13

    Standard Practice for Prioritizing Asset Resources in Acquisition, Utilization, and Disposition

    Active Standard ASTM E2495 | Developed by Subcommittee: E53.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.12


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The API is a metric used to communicate the relative importance of equipment in terms of mission criticality, security, or other measures important to the business entity. It offers a method for ranking assets based on judgment/importance factors defined by the organization, creating information to justify compelling arguments for investment, security strategies, and disposition plans.

    5.2 The API also provides a quantitative basis for determining and documenting operational relationships between an asset portfolio and business objectives capital investment strategies, maintenance approaches, security design and analyses, continuity of business/risk analyses, and disposition decisions.

    5.3 It enables management to identify critical assets and allocate resources appropriately and should therefore be an integral process in equipment management.

    1. Scope

    1.1 The asset priority index (API) establishes aquantitativee process for prioritizing asset resources in acquisition, utilization, and disposition to provide entities with a proven methodology to prioritize asset resources.

    1.2 The API is a metric used to communicate the relative importance of equipment in terms of mission criticality, security, or other measures important to the business entity. It offers a method for ranking assets based on judgment/importance factors defined by the organization, creating information to justify compelling arguments for investment, security strategies, and disposition plans.

    1.3 The API also provides a quantitative basis for determining and documenting operational relationships between an asset portfolio and business objectives capital investment strategies, maintenance approaches, security design and analyses, continuity of business/risk analyses, and disposition decisions.

    1.4 The API enables management to identify critical assets and allocate resources appropriately.

    1.5 The API model is designed to be applicable and appropriate for entities holding equipment with a material impact on the entity’s mission.

    1.6 In addition to the applicability of moveable and durable assets as defined in this practice, this methodology is similarly used in the analysis of investments in buildings and building systems (see Practice E1765).

    1.7 This practice offers instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is neither intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project’s many unique aspects. The word “Standard” in the title means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM International consensus process.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E1765 Practice for Applying Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) to Multiattribute Decision Analysis of Investments Related to Buildings and Building Systems

    E2135 Terminology for Property and Asset Management

    E2811 Practice for Management of Low Risk Property (LRP)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 03.100.01 (Company organization and management in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 80131801(Property management)


    DOI: 10.1520/E2495-13

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