Section 5

Operations and Maintenance

Deployment of the CHART II system will only be the first step in project success. Effective long-term operations and maintenance of the system will get MDSHA "to the finish line," and this often provides the larger challenge for an otherwise well-conceived system.

The CSC/PBFI Team clearly understands that a great system is useless unless properly operated and maintained. Accordingly, our design and development emphasizes ease of maintenance based on the experiences gained by the CSC/PBFI Team in the areas of Operations and Maintenance (O&M). In this section, we will discuss the O&M implications of the new system design and alternatives that should be considered.