ASTM-E2604 › Standard Practice for Data Characteristics of Equipment Asset Record
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1.1 This practice presents both essential and optional data elements contained within an asset record.
1.2 This practice is not intended to be used for the creation of material asset records.
1.3 Essential data elements are requisite and shall be included in an asset record to ensure efficient, effective management and control of assets and to provide information regarding the status to management, users, or customers.
1.4 Optional data elements are applicable to asset records depending upon the needs of the entity. Not all optional data elements are required or applicable to all entities.
1.5 The division of data elements into essential and optional data elements allows this practice to be applied across a wide spectrum of applications.
1.6 This standard does not purport to address any contractual requirements imposed upon the entity. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to ensure that all contractual requirements are met.
1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Significance and Use
5.1 Essential data elements shall be included in the asset record to provide efficient and effective management of property.
5.2 Optional data elements are part of the record depending on the entity’s need or owner's requirements, or both. Optional data elements are not limited to those cited in this practice.
5.3 Use of this practice will result in greater efficiency in the management of assets including its monitoring, performance of physical inventories, self-assessments, disposition, etc.
asset; data elements; equipment; property; records;; ICS Number Code 35.240.60 (IT applications in transport and trade)
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Feb. 15, 2015