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Designing an effective SALT building management system (BMS)
Author(s): Paul Rabe; Keith R. Browne; Eben Wiid; Jonathan Love; Janus Brink; Hitesh Gajjar; J. Christiaan Coetzee; Martin Wilkinson
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Paper Abstract

The SALT Building Management System (BMS) was designed to control sub-system cooling and environmental control in the telescope chamber as part of ensuring optimal science data quality. With over 400 inputs and output points for monitoring and control, this required an effective system when performing maintenance in the event of any failure or degradation of the system. The BMS lacked this effectiveness due to an unstructured design and a lack of documentation, causing time-consuming root cause analysis and excessive downtime. In this paper, we describe the research and development of an effective Building Management System.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 1070006 (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311602
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Rabe, Southern African Large Telescope (South Africa)
Keith R. Browne, Southern African Large Telescope (South Africa)
Eben Wiid, Southern African Large Telescope (South Africa)
Jonathan Love, Southern African Large Telescope (South Africa)
Janus Brink, Southern African Large Telescope (South Africa)
Hitesh Gajjar, Southern African Large Telescope (South Africa)
J. Christiaan Coetzee, Southern African Large Telescope (South Africa)
Martin Wilkinson, Southern African Large Telescope (South Africa)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10700:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII
Heather K. Marshall; Jason Spyromilio; Roberto Gilmozzi, Editor(s)

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