As the world's largest and most sensitive single-caliber radio telescope, Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (F.A.S.T) was completed on September 25, 2016. With the support of the National Development and Reform Commission, chief engineer of the National Astronomical Observatory and the chief engineering scientist of the project - Dr. Nan Rendong and his leading team research over 20 years to promote and eventually complete the construction of this project.
This project contains 6,670 primary cables and 2,225 secondary cables. In order to ensure the safe operation of these cables, BECOT technical engineers arrived at the scene in Nov. of 2017 together with the professional wire rope testing equipment. They carried out a full range of tests on the "FAST" wire ropes and completely finished the on-site technical training for the project leaders within three days: preparation, instrument calibration, magnetization, testing, data downloading, data analysis and so on.
15 kg testing equipment, 128 meters in height, 6 towers, both inspection and training courses were completely finished within 3 days. BECOT technicians explained the meaning of"Chinese speed" with professional technology.
After the mission finished - the project team of experts was not only satisfied on the service of BECOT, but also hoping the further cooperation and assistance from BECOT technical team!