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Experiences with VLT engineering maintenance and support
Author(s): Patricio Ibanez; Nelson Montano
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Paper Abstract

The VLT project considered from its beginning that maintenance was going to be an important issue to support the operation of this large observatory. A special maintenance philosophy and strategy was developed considering as its primary base preventive and predictive maintenance (PM and PdM). This paper describes the basic concepts under the VLT maintenance strategy and how to implement it in practice.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4004, Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning, (2 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.393950
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Patricio Ibanez, Paranal Observatory/European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Nelson Montano, Paranal Observatory/European Southern Observatory (Chile)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4004:
Telescope Structures, Enclosures, Controls, Assembly/Integration/Validation, and Commissioning
Thomas A. Sebring; Torben Andersen, Editor(s)

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