Reference document: https://catsr.vse.gmu.edu/SYST490/495_2018_SkiLift/SkiLift_Final_Report.pdf - Page 10 Section 1.5
In terms of inspection difficulty, 82% of the ski lift components listed below can be visually inspected without removing any shields. The communication line and the ski lift tower base require special inspection procedures. The comm line is held in a watertight enclosure that is checked every 3-5 years. However, electric faults in the comm line are indicated in the terminal’s control system which is checked daily. The ski lift tower base is examined for cracks using X-ray imaging every 5-10 years at Bryce
The scope of the system’s capabilities exclude components that can be inspected from fault indications or in the terminal, components that require the removal of covers, or tactile inspections. The red underlined components in the table below indicate which components are within scope for visual inspection. Gaps in system capabilities for the tactile inspection of these components can be performed during regular tower maintenance, such as greasing.
Table 4: Visual versus Tactile Inspections
For comparison, the current inspection procedures for Bryce Resort and system capabilities are summarized below.
Current Inspection Method
Climb up tower and check for debris/ice, corrosion
Check for electrical fault in terminal
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)