recurrent expenditure, which is continuously required to provide a service. In common use the term typically includes, eg power, fuel, staff, plant equipment, on-costs and overheads but excludes maintenance and depreciation. Maintenance and depreciation is on the other hand included in operating expenses.
A physical component of a facility which has value,enables services to be provided and has an economic life of greater than 12 months. Dynamic assets have some moving parts, while passive assets have none.
An asset is an object (physical or intangible) that has an identifiable value and a useful life greater than 12 months, that is or could be used by the entity responsible for it to provide a service.
Asset - An item with an independent physical and functional identity and age, within a facility (e.g. pump, motor, sedimentation tank, main).
Asset - Service potential or future economic benefits controlled by entity as a result of past transactions or other past events.