What is this notice about?
The University Facilities department will be performing a shutdown of the emergency electrical system on Wednesday April 28, starting at 6am. This shutdown of the emergency electrical system will only impact users of the Science Commons.
When will this happen?
Shutdown of the emergency electrical system is scheduled for Wednesday April 28th, starting at 6am to 3pm.
Who is affected and how?
This shutdown of the emergency electrical system impacts users of the Science Commons building only. This shutdown will impact research equipment and building operations connected to emergency electrical power (RED electrical outlets).
Please note that research equipment and building operations connected to normal electrical power will not be affected (White and Orange electrical outlets).
Why will this happen?
This shutdown of the emergency electrical system is necessary to install electrical equipment to allow an improved electrical transition from emergency power to normal building power.
Shutdown and de-energizing electrical equipment eliminates arc flash hazard and removes the chance of damaging equipment while mitigating shock and electrocution danger to those involved performing the work.
How does it affect me?
If you work in the Science Commons, emergency electrical power will be shutdown Wednesday April 28th, 6am to 3pm. This will affect specific equipment and building operations such as but not limited to:
- Fume hoods will not be operational
- Any equipment plugged into RED electrical outlets will not have electricity. Some of these items will include Biosafety Cabinets, freezers and fridges, and growth chambers.
- Walk-in Cold Rooms cooling system will be off.
- Elevators will not be operational.
- Sinks with sensors in SA7102, SA7104, SA7106, SA7108, SA7110, SA7112, SA9454, SA9458, SA9470 will not function
Stakeholder communications and planning is ongoing with update notice scheduled for April 12, 2021.
If you require additional information or have any questions, please contact Nick Gabbin, Project Manager,
Project Management Office - Facilities.
Location…………SA8170, Science Commons
Hours…………….Mon to Fri, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.