Setting Standards on Remote Monitoring & Diagnostic for lifts – A Singapore Context

Hashim Bin Mansoor, Justin Tai, Yao Hui Chee, Kenneth Ong, Yih Perng Khoo and Andy Goh and Jody Tan

Wednesday 21st September 2022

The use of Internet of Things (IoT) with remote monitoring capability or Remote Monitoring & Diagnostics (RM&D) to carry out maintenance of lifts has been gathering momentum in recent years. The advantage of this over the traditional time-based maintenance is that it allows continuous tracking of lifts’ operating condition for diagnosis of early fault detection, thus preventing unnecessary breakdowns and raising safety, reliability, and productivity levels. Recognising the importance of these benefits, the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA) had formulated the “Code of Practice for the Design and Performance of Remote Monitoring & Diagnostics Solution for Lifts” which aims to provide guidelines for RM&D solutions to be deployed in Singapore. This paper will first briefly discuss the structure of the code before moving to the 2 key areas of the code: “Monitoring Outcomes” and “Performance Indicators” which aim to provide a framework on the required monitoring areas and the evaluation of the effectiveness of the RM&D solutions respectively. Finally, there will be a brief discussion of the results of a local RM&D trial which was based on the code.

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