Bromma airport in Stockholm has installed a new PC-based “error log system” equipped with almost boundless 3D visualization and history log capacity.
“We are very pleased with the system and how easy it is to make changes and add comments. We can also incorporate new issues and further develop system functions. “It is working very well and visually it looks great. I never thought that this 3D graphical view would be possible. We have a complete visualization of the threshold- , runway-, center line-, cross bar- and the stop lights. The status of the lights, type of armatures and cables are immediately visible. The system is easy to grasp and we are using it full time today. We are not following the development at Bromma but are leading it.” Says Anders Hägglund, head of electricity and telecommunication at Bromma airport.
Bromma airport was inaugurated in 1936. Every year one million people choose to travel to and from Bromma . Last year (2005) Bromma airport had 53 091 take offs and landings.
Every part of the electrical technology at the runway area is controlled by a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller). This includes control of all runway lights and electrical connection boxes, as well as sensors for rain, snow, and temperature.
Visual act has developed the PC system for supervising and logging all the electrical activities at the airport runway.
“Almost everything is logged. We can see what´s happening at the runway, For example the changing of light bulbs, how often a runway light has been hit by a snow plough etc.” Says Jarl Erson-Wester, Visual act, who has developed the PC based “error log system” for Bromma Airport.
Visual act has developed this system in cooperation with Rowall Svenska AB.