WATER, STEAM, HEAT AND VENTILATION PROBLEMS
When the unexpected happens, early reporting and damage control can prevent harm to people, equipment and research projects.
Reporting Utility Problems
- Report heating, ventilation, water, and compressed air problems to the department stockroom manager or office manager as soon as possible. They will contact Work Control at x8-1568 to troubleshoot and repair the problem.
- For large-scale building problems, such as shut down of entire water distillation or heating system, contact Mike Blagoyevich or Linda Vadura with a detailed description of the problem.
- Contact affected individuals so they may look after their equipment and research project.
Responding to Specific Outages
- When building or distilled water supply is interrupted, turn off all water faucets in the affected area.
- When the steam supply is interrupted, shut off all the autoclaves in the area (if there are any).
For autoclave problems in Hensill Hall, contact the BIS Facilty at x8-2288.
- If you believe the ventilation system isn’t working right, report it to your department stockroom or office.
- If you think that the fume hood, autoclave, or other such equipment isn’t working correctly, STOP using it and report it to the department stockroom or office as soon as possible.
- Check solvent distillation set ups and other lab experiments and ensure that they are turned off or stable. Don’t leave hazardous setups unattended.
- After-hours, call x87200 and report large-scale or serious outages or building problems to the Campus Police dispatcher. The dispatcher will then contact on-call Plant Operations technicans.