Skip to Content

Section IX

Operation, Maintenance and Service

It is important to distinguish between operation, maintenance and service when considering control measures. Lasers and laser systems are classified based on the level of accessible laser radiation during normal operation. Maintenance tasks are performed to support routine performance of the laser or laser system, such as cleaning and replenishing expendables. Maintenance tasks may or may not involve access to the beam. Service occurs less frequently than maintenance and often requires access to the beam. Service tasks include replacing laser resonator mirrors and replacing or repairing faulty components.

table of contents Section 8 Section 10