Monday, September 24, 2018


To All in CLSL-A:

A full electrical outage has been scheduled for a duration of 3 hours for the Chem Life Sciences A building only. Further details of the outage are below:
TOTAL ELECTRICAL at CHEMICAL & LIFE SCIENCES LABORATORY (0070) from 2018/09/25 05:00 to 2018/09/25 08:00 -
Outage ID : 10959
Outage Reason : Potter Electric will Install a new breaker, F and S will energize a repaired transformer and perform maintenance on secondary transformers.
Building Sections affected : All Electric Power In CLSL A Building
Building Services affected : All Electric Power In CLSL A Building
Building Occupants Effect : No Lights No Power In CLSL A Building

Prior to the Building Outage

Here's what you can do to prepare to optimally handle this power outage:

-We recommend all electronic equipment be properly shut down, turned off, and unplugged prior to the start of the outage.
-Identify all “sensitive” equipment.  Review SOPs (when available) for safe shutdown.  Contact manufacturers where appropriate for shutdown procedures.  Make sure you know where all of your equipment is plugged in, and label equipment cords and plugs if you want to keep track of what gets plugged in where.
-Secure hazardous operations, and cap chemicals, in fume hoods and any other environments that depend on ventilation for safety.
-Identify all sensitive samples in refrigerators, freezers, or cold rooms that need to be relocated, and contact the SCS Facility Manager (333-1972 or 369-4908) to arrange for an alternative cold room location if required.
-Familiarize yourself with the reset procedures in the manual for all freezers/refrigerators, especially modern CPU-controlled freezers, so that you will be prepared if they do not reset to the desired default temperature when powered back on after the outage.
-80 deg C freezers, unopened, are expected to maintain their temperature for 4 hours, so their shutdown during the outage is not expected to cause any sample storage issues. Nevertheless, please email information about your freezer location/s to Danielle Cruzan ( so that SCS and F&S can ensure that the freezer is fully operational when power is restored.
-Designate two group representatives to interface with SCS staff and top up dry ice during the outage; email their names, email addresses, and cell phone numbers to Danielle Cruzan (
-You may send a complete email list for your group to  - Danielle Cruzan so we can be sure everyone is notified of progress during the outage.
During this outage:

-There will be absolutely no power in the building.
-There will be no air supply or ventilation, which also applies to fume hoods.
-For safety reasons, occupants of the building will not be allowed to stay in the building.  The SCS Safety Officer (Shane B.)  will routinely check each research lab to ensure occupants are not staying in the building. 
-School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) and F&S will have staff on hand during the outage to monitor the electrical outage and building equipment.
-SCS staff will provide email updates to all occupants during the outage, and will email an “ALL CLEAR” when occupants can return to the building.
 If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.  This information will also be available on the SCS Building Outages/Important Notices blog:
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

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

Prashant K. Jain
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Materials Research Laboratory
Associate Head of Major Projects in Chemistry
Richard and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar
Affiliate Faculty of Physics and Beckman Institute
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Office: A224 CLSL, Lab: A231/A233 CLSL
Mail: 600 S Mathews Ave Urbana IL 61801

Tel: (217) 333-3417 

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