Thursday, November 16, 2017

LAB AIR COMPRESSOR OUTAGE - CLSL-A & RAL - WED, NOV 29 - 7AM TO 11AM

TO ALL IN CLSL-A & RAL:

F & S will be conducting a LAB AIR COMPRESSOR OUTAGE on WEDNESDAY, NOV 26 from 7:00AM to 11:00AM.  This is being done to replace the lab air compressor.  There will be NO LAB AIR FOR GENERAL USE OR IN FUME HOODS during this outage.  Further information about the outage is below:

LAB AIR COMPRESSOR at CHEMICAL & LIFE SCIENCES LABORATORY,ROGER ADAMS LABORATORY (0070,0116) from 2017/11/29 07:00 to 2017/11/29 11:00 -
Outage ID : 2973
Outage Reason : LAB AIR COMPRESSOR REPLACEMENT 10569517
Building Sections affected : ALL OF CHEM LIFE BUILDING A, ALSO SOUTH ROGER ADAMS AND NORTH ROGER ADAMS LAB
Building Services affected : LOSS OF COMPRESSED LAB AIR
Building Occupants Effect : NO LAB AIR FOR GENERAL LAB USE OR IN THE FUME HOODS

This information can also be found on the SCS Building Outages/Important Notices Blog:  https://scsbuildingoutages.blogspot.com/

Thanks,

D. Chad Stevens, MPA
Director of Facilities and Safety
School of Chemical Sciences
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Monday, November 13, 2017

RAL South Fume Hood Outage -2nd, 3rd, 4th floors- Dec 28 & 29- 7:00AM to 5:00PM

To All 2nd, 3rd, 4th Floor RAL South Occupants:

F & S will be conducting a VENTILATION outage on the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th floors.  There will be NO SUPPLY or EXHAUST AIR in the affected spaces and will be done on Thursday, Dec. 28 from 7:00am-5:00pm and again on Friday, Dec. 29 from 7:00am-5:00pm.   This outage is being done to replace the recovery wheel on the exhaust fan.   The fume hoods WILL be turned back on at 5:00pm on Thursday evening and available for use until 7:00 on Friday morning.  If your lab space is affected(list below), you will need to do the following before the outage occurs:

·         Clean up any spills in the hood
·         Cap all chemicals and bottles
·         Shut the fume hood doors


Details of the outage are below:

Facilities and Services is requesting an outage on
VENTILATION at ROGER ADAMS LABORATORY (0116) from 2017/12/28 07:00 to 2017/12/29 17:00 -
Ventilation Fan No. : DOA-102
Ventilation Area. : 2nd, 3rd, & 4th floors
Outage ID : 2953
Outage Reason : Taking DOA-102 wheel out
Building Sections affected : Will effect 2nd floor: rooms 236, 237,240,241,244,245,245b,247,248,249,252,253,254,256,257,260,260c,261,261b,263, 3rd floor: 336,337,340,341,343,344,345,345b,347,348,349,352,352b,353,356,357,360,361,361b,363, 4th floor: 436,437,440,441,443,444,445,448,449,452,452b,453,456,457,460,461,461b
Building Services affected : Supply and exhaust air
Building Occupants Effect : The supply and exhaust air will be shut off.
Comments : This is a daily outage - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

This information can also be found on the SCS Building Outages/Important Notices Blog:  https://scsbuildingoutages.blogspot.com/

If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Thanks,

Chad

D. Chad Stevens, MPA
Director of Facilities and Safety
School of Chemical Sciences
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

168 Noyes Lab, MC-712
505 S. Mathews Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61801
phone:  217.333.6365
fax:  217.244.5572

http://www.scs.uiuc.edu/SCS/scs_offices.php


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

LOW PRESSURE STEAM OUTAGE - NOYES LAB - THURS, NOV 9 - 8:00AM TO 2:30PM

TO ALL IN NOYES LAB:

F & S will be conducting a LOW PRESSURE STEAM OUTAGE on Thurs, Nov 9(tomorrow) from 8:00AM to 2:30PM.  There will be NO PERIMETER STEAM HEAT for the entire building and you may notice cooler temps throughout the building.  This outage is needed to replace a leaking steam valve. F & S is not anticipating the outage taking the entire time but want to allow for enough time in case they run into any unforeseen circumstances.  Information regarding the outage is below:

Facilities and Services is requesting an outage on
LOW PRESSURE STEAM at NOYES LABORATORY OF CHEMISTRY (0012) from 2017/11/09 08:00 to 2017/11/09 14:30 -
Outage ID : 2950
Outage Reason : Replace a leaking steam valve. 10576274/001
Building Sections affected : entire building
Building Services affected : Perimeter steam heat for entire building.
Building Occupants Effect : Cooler temps
Comments : null

This information can also be found on the SCS Building Outages/Important Notices Blog:  https://scsbuildingoutages.blogspot.com/

Thanks,

Ken Wooldridge
Operations Manager
School of Chemical Sciences
505 S Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801
PH 217 300-3347

Cell 217 202-4908

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

PARTIAL ELECTRICAL OUTAGE - NOYES LAB - NOV 20 & 21 - 6:00AM TO 2:30PM

TO ALL IN NOYES LAB:

F & S will be conducting a PARTIAL ELECTRICAL OUTAGE beginning on Monday, Nov. 20 at 6:00am and ending on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 2:30pm.  This is part of the CAMPUS Noyes Lab West project and there will be NO HVAC OR WATER PRESSURE in 217 NL (not in use at this time) and 219 NL(no students during this time) ONLY.   If you happen to notice those issues in other parts of the building during this outage period, please let me know as soon as possible.  Details of the outage are below:

Approved Outage Details:
Outage Request Number: 2915
Outage Time : 2017/11/20 06:00 until 2017/11/21 14:30
Outage Type : PARTIAL ELECTRICAL
Building : 0012 - NOYES LABORATORY OF CHEMISTRY
Building Sections affected : Requesting shutdown for attic motor control center "SW-MCC"
Building Services affected : VFD's - EF 219-1, EF 219-2, CW-P3, RF 217-1, SF 217, SF 219
Building Occupants Effect : Loss of HVAC and water pressure
Reason : Conduit feeding this MCC must be raised in order to facilitate installation of ductwork to new AHU-10.

This information can also be found on the SCS Building Outages/Important Notices Blog:  https://scsbuildingoutages.blogspot.com/


Thanks,

Ken Wooldridge
Operations Manager
School of Chemical Sciences
505 S Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801
PH 217 300-3347

Cell 217 202-4908

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Chem Annex - Electrical Issues Resolved

Dear Chem Annex Occupants,

On the morning of October 11, a few labs and offices experienced unusual power fluctuations.  The electrical contractors, as well as the F&S electricians, were contacted immediately to begin investigating the causes of these fluctuations.  The electrician soon discovered a loosely connected wire in the main electrical panel located in the basement of Chem Annex. To ensure the safety of the occupants, it was determined to evacuate the building since it would be without electricity for a few hours to correct the problem.

The final diagnosis was identified as a loose neutral wire that was not properly connected and missed during the original commissioning and inspection of the building.  Per the string of emails from the F & S engineers (included below), both the electrical contractors and F&S inspection team investigated every electrical panel in the building to ensure all electrical connections are proper and tight now.  Thus, they have verified the building is safe for occupancy and there should be no further issues.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.  This information will also be on the SCS Building Outages/Important Notices blog:  https://scsbuildingoutages.blogspot.com/


Thanks,

D. Chad Stevens, MPA
Director of Facilities and Safety
School of Chemical Sciences
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

168 Noyes Lab, MC-712
505 S. Mathews Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61801
phone:  217.333.6365
fax:  217.244.5572
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COPY OF EMAIL STRING

After the neutral conductors were reconnected in panel DP-9A, Glesco Electric ,examined branch circuit wiring in the surrounding labs, and found no other damage.  We (myself and Frank Revell of Glesco Electric) also examined other distribution panels as well as the transformer feeding them and found no problems. 

Therefore, we have no reason to believe the Chemistry Annex building is unsafe or unfit to occupy.

Dave Lancaster
Electrical Construction Superintendent
University Of Illinois
Engineering & Construction Services, Facilities & Services
Champaign, Il 61820
office   217-300-2347
cell    217-649-3175


Ken and Chad,

Per below, the observed electrical issue at Chemistry Annex was identified and corrective work has been completed. Per below, the electrical contractor, Frank Revell of Glesco, and F&S Electrical Superintendent, Dave Lancaster, also examined other electrical distribution panels as well as the transformer feeding them and found no problems. F&S believes that Chemistry Annex building is safe to be used and occupied as intended.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to discuss.

Thank you,

Jim


James K. Sims, PE, SE, LEED AP
Acting Director, Engineering & Construction Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

P: 217-244-6425

Thursday, October 19, 2017

LAB AIR COMPRESSOR OUTAGE - DAVENPORT HALL - OCT 24 - 8:00AM TO 3:00PM

Hello,

F & S is requesting a LAB AIR COMPRESSOR OUTAGE on TUESDAY, OCT 24 from 8:00AM to 3:00PM.  There will be NO LAB AIR or FIRE SMOKE DETECTION during this outage.  They are conducting this outage to replace the lab air filter and it will affect all of your lab spaces.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know ASAP.  More info regarding the outage below:

Facilities and Services is requesting approval for Update on Outage Start Date, Outage Finish Date, on Original outage request with Id 2875 for an outage on
LAB AIR COMPRESSOR at DAVENPORT HALL (0001) from 2017/10/24 08:00 to 2017/10/24 15:00 -
Outage ID : 2875
Outage Reason : REPLACE THE LAB AIR FILTER AFTER THE DRYER 10567794
Building Sections affected : ENTIRE EAST ANNEX ALL ROOMS IN THE 160?s, 170?s, 260?s, 270?s, and 370
Building Services affected : LAB AIR AND FIRE SMOKE DETECTION

Building Occupants Effect : LOSS OF LAB AIR

Thanks,

Ken Wooldridge
Operations Manager
School of Chemical Sciences
505 S Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801
PH 217 300-3347
Cell 217 202-4908


REHEAT OUTAGE - RAL SOUTH - OCT 23 - 8:00AM TO 4:00PM

To All in RAL South:
F & S will be conducting a REHEAT OUTAGE on Monday, Oct. 23 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  This is being done to flush the heat exchanger.  It may get a little chilly throughout the building but Temperature Control will adjust the fan temperatures to mitigate changes. Further information regarding the outage is below:
REHEATS (OTHER) at ROGER ADAMS LABORATORY (0116) from 2017/10/23 08:00 to 2017/10/23 16:00 -
Outage ID : 2886
Outage Reason : to flush heat exchanger
Building Sections affected : south building
Building Services affected : reheats
Building Occupants Effect : might get a little chilly, temp control shop will adjust fan temperatures to mitigate changes

Thanks,

Ken Wooldridge
Operations Manager
School of Chemical Sciences
505 S Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801
PH 217 300-3347

Cell 217 202-4908