The RMI Ports Authority will soon be implementing a state-of-the-art condition monitoring system using Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. The condition monitoring system, to be developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (Esri), will standardize the inspection and reporting workflows of the RMIPA at Amata Kabua International Airport and the Port of Majuro, to include the Channel Markers, Delap Dock and Uliga Dock. This new capability will provide RMIPA with enhanced maintenance and inspection efficiencies with regards to daily operations.
“The airport does daily inspections of the runway, apron, lights, fence, etc. and records any deficiency observed in their daily inspection forms,” explained RMIPA Director Jack Chong-Gum. “The problem with the current system is that it is inefficient and a challenge to locate a particular inspection record,” he added. The new condition monitoring system will improve tracking maintenance and repair of airport assets, as well as port assets. “Accountability of maintenance issues will be significantly better, resulting in a faster response time for the repairing of unserviceable assets such as the runway lights or channel marker lights,” said Chong-Gum.
With this new system, RMIPA airport and port inspectors will be able to:
- Perform airfield safety inspections
- Perform daily inspections of the docks and channel markers
- Monitor and track pavement, dock apron, airport and port naviads, and other assets conditions
- Record when repairs were done and how long it took to effect repairs since condition was reported
- Use iPads in the field to record their inspections
- Maintain an electronic report of all inspections conducted, eliminating use of paper for maintaining such records
“The cost savings that RMIPA will realize by not maintaining hardcopies of its daily inspections will be significant,” said Chong-Gum, who is enthusiastic about the new condition monitoring system.
The RMIPA Airport and Port Condition Monitoring System will be developed based on Esri’s software components: ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Online for Organizations and the Collector for ArcGIS application.