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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport


Seattle, WA



Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) Critical Asset Monitoring via IoT

The Port’s Aviation Maintenance (AVM) department partnered with Electronic Data (EDI) to pursue a proof of value project, to utilize industry best asset monitoring software processes and technology. This project provides AVM with real-time information to optimize PM routines, forecast potential failure points, and quickly identify failures.  This project has already improved efficiencies by eliminating the need for several schedule-based manual inspections on these assets.  This will also help the department proactively deploy maintenance technicians to perform work on a failing asset prior to an imminent breakdown occurring or, at least, respond to a failure prior to it becoming a customer service issue

Scope of Services Included Sea-Tec Airport Project:

The primary objective for this project was to enable the proactive monitoring of real-time operating conditions of critical airport HVAC assets at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), capture lessons learned, and determine if IoT is a viable path forward to be implemented on a larger scale.

Key elements of EDI’s Project Approach

  • Perform Assessment of Airport Challenges to Identify Potential Use Cases for IoT
  • “To Be” Process Design of IoT Enabled Processes
  • Definition of Critical Process KPI’s and Proof of Concept Success Factors
  • Technical Infrastructure Design for Sensors, Gateways, Network, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and EAM System Integration
  • Implementation and Configuration Hardware
  • Implementation and Configuration of Maximo Asset Performance Management (APM) Modules
  • Establishment and Documentation of Functional, Technical, and Data Standards for Scaling of IoT Projects at SeaTac