Emergency Shutdowns

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Johnson Pavilion: Building Wide Temperature Concern – Update #1: JOHNSON PAVILION

Service(s) Affected: Johnson Pavilion: Building Wide Temperature Concern – Update #1

Start Date: 05/27/2016

Start Time: 3:45 PM

End Date: 05/27/2016

End Time: 3:45 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Johnson Pavilion(Johnson)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Facilities Services is on site continuing work towards rectifying this temperature problem. They will shut down the reheats on floors 1 through 3, while managing the output of air for the other floors using the main air handling system.


Please contact Customer Service at 215-898-7208, Steven Hauber at 21-353-4203, and PSOM Security 215-898-0196 with any concerns.




Air Handling Unit #5 – Odor: CLINICAL RESEARCH BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: Air Handling Unit #5 – Odor

Start Date: 05/27/2016

Start Time: 3:15 PM

End Date: 05/27/2016

End Time: 3:15 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Clinical Research Building(CRB)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Air Handling Unit #5 was put back into service today after the coil cleaning process. This unit has since been taken off line, and the odor permeating through the building will dissipate.




Building Reheat, Preheat and Perimeter Heating Systems: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.

Service(s) Affected: Building Reheat, Preheat and Perimeter Heating Systems

Start Date: 06/02/2016

Start Time: 7:00 AM

End Date: 06/02/2016

End Time: 7:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Stemmler Hall, Edward J.(Stemmler)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that the building reheat systems in Stemmler Hall will be shut down Thursday, June 2 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. This system shutdown is needed for disconnecting existing services and reconnecting to the new pumping system. During this outage, there may be slight changes in ambient room temperatures.


Facilities Services will monitor the Vivarium temperatures and make necessary adjustments. All other areas should report any concerns to Customer Services at 215-898-7208, so that adjustments can be made during the outage.

EHRS Directive:
none




EMERGENCY:Johnson Pavilion: Building Wide – Temperature Concern: JOHNSON PAVILION

Service(s) Affected: Johnson Pavilion: Building Wide – Temperature Concern

Start Date: 05/27/2016

Start Time: 11:45 AM

End Date: 05/27/2016

End Time: 11:45 AM

Building(s) Affected:

Johnson Pavilion(Johnson)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that the building is experiencing higher than normal temperatures. Facilities Services is on site evaluating the root cause and corrective action required. Please contact Steven Hauber at 267-353-4203 or 215-898–8760 with any immediate concerns.

Please monitor your email for updates.




Multiple Utility Shutdown: Domestic Water, Steam, Vacuum, Acid Waste and Sanitary System: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.

Service(s) Affected: Multiple Utility Shutdown: Domestic Water, Steam, Vacuum, Acid Waste and Sanitary System

Start Date: 05/26/2016

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Date: 05/27/2016

End Time: 2:00 AM

Building(s) Affected:

Stemmler Hall, Edward J.(Stemmler)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that multiple systems (Domestic Water, Steam, Vacuum, Acid Waste and Sanitary) in Edward J. Stemmler Hall will be shut down. This multiple utility outage, will take place from Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM through Friday, May 27, at 2:00 AM. These outages are necessary to advance the Stemmler Hall construction project.

EHRS Directive:
No laboratory work with chemical, biological or radioactive materials; or animals is permitted during this shut down. Water will be unavailable for restrooms, laboratory, and emergency irrigation.




CRB: Façade Repair - Vibration Test: CLINICAL RESEARCH BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: CRB: Façade Repair - Vibration Test

Start Date: 05/23/2016

Start Time: 12:00 PM

End Date: 05/23/2016

End Time: 1:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Clinical Research Building(CRB)
Floor: Floors 6 and 7 Room(s) Not Specified


Advisory:
Please be advised that the Façade repair project in CRB will be conducting a vibration test on the 6th and 7th floors, Monday, 23 May 2016 between the hours of 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. The contractor will conduct a series of 6 intermittent 30 second saw cuts along the exterior of the building.


We apologize in advance for any disruption this testing may cause.

EHRS Directive:
none




Update: 3th floor reheat system shutdown – Rescheduled to Saturday, May 21: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: HVAC

Start Date: 05/21/2016

Start Time: 8:00 AM

End Date: 05/21/2016

End Time: 4:00 PM

Building(s) Affected:

Biomedical Research Building(BRB2)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that the 3th floor reheat system shutdown, in the Biomedical Research Building, scheduled to start today at 5:00 PM, has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, May 21 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Please keep in mind, that there may be a slight change in the ambient room temperature.


We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

EHRS Directive:
n/a




NOTICE:5th floor Reheat System: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.

Service(s) Affected: 5th floor Reheat System

Notice Date: 05/20/2016

Building(s) Affected:

Stemmler Hall, Edward J.(Stemmler)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that the 5th floor reheat system in Edward J. Stemmler Hall will be shutdown Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM for the duration of 6 hours. This shutdown is to repair a leak affecting the 5th floor only. There may be a slight change in the ambient room temperature.


Facilities Services will monitor the temperatures in the Vivarium and make appropriate changes to maintain proper settings.

EHRS Directive:
N/A




NOTICE:Maintenance and Repairs to AHU#3 - Saturday, May 21, 2016: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.

Service(s) Affected: HVAC

Notice Date: 05/20/2016

Building(s) Affected:

Stemmler Hall, Edward J.(Stemmler)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, Facilities Services will be conducting an inspection, and performing maintenance and repairs on air handling unit number three (AHU#3). This work is necessary to improve conditions of the air handling unit for floor 4 (everything east of the elevator bank) and floor 3 (everything west of the elevator bank).

EHRS Directive:
No lab work may be conducted in the areas listed below during this short time period.




NOTICE:Electrical Construction: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.

Service(s) Affected: Emergency Electrical Circuit #4

Notice Date: 05/17/2016

Building(s) Affected:

Stemmler Hall, Edward J.(Stemmler)
Floor: Part 4th & 5th. Room(s):Please see additional information below.


Advisory:
Please be advised that there will be a planned interruption or "blink" of emergency electrical power as follows:

A) On Thursday May 19, 2016 there will be two short electrical "blinks", each lasting less than a minute, between 6:00 am and 7:00 am. This event is required to test the emergency generator and transfer switch #4.

B) On Saturday May 21, 2016 there will be two short electrical "blinks", each lasting less than a minute, one at 6:00 am and the second at about 2:00 pm. This event is required to install new wiring and advance the Stemmler Hall construction project.

EHRS Directive:
No lab work may be conducted in the vivarium during this time period.




AHU#3: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.

Service(s) Affected: HVAC

Start Date: 05/21/2016

Start Time: 7:00 AM

End Date: 05/21/2016

End Time: 9:00 AM

Building(s) Affected:

Stemmler Hall, Edward J.(Stemmler)
Floor: 3rd & 4th. Room(s):See Additional Information Below.


Advisory:
Please be advised that on Saturday, May 21, 2016 between 7:00 am and 9:00 am air handling unit number three, AHU#3, will be shut down for preventative service.

EHRS Directive:
No lab work may be conducted in the areas listed below during this short time frame.




NOTICE:Planning for Electrical Equipment Maintenance: STELLAR-CHANCE LABORATORIES

Service(s) Affected: Normal Electrical Power

Notice Date: 04/18/2016

Building(s) Affected:

Stellar-Chance Laboratories(SCL)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that FRES has requested an opportunity to perform necessary and essential preventative maintenance on the main electrical service to SCL. This important maintenance activity necessitates an outage of all normal power, using cycles of two hours off and one hour on until completion; emergency power will be available during the entire operation. A tentative date of Saturday, June 11 2016 has been identified.

Your feedback is essential to the success of this important maintenance operation. Please consider your needs and forward them to Bruce S. Kasprzyk at: kasprzyk@mail.med.upenn.edu ; this information will be utilized by FRES for planning purposes. A town hall type of meeting will be scheduled for the week of May 2, 2016.

EHRS Directive:
There would be no laboratory activities during this time frame.




NOTICE:Planning for Electrical Equipment Maintenance: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH BUILDING

Service(s) Affected: Normal Electrical Power

Notice Date: 04/18/2016

Building(s) Affected:

Biomedical Research Building(BRB2)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that FRES has requested an opportunity to perform necessary and essential preventative maintenance on the main electrical service to BRB. This important maintenance activity necessitates an outage of all normal power, using cycles of two hours off and one hour on until completion; emergency power will be available during the entire operation. A tentative date of Saturday, June 4, 2016 has been identified.

Your feedback is essential to the success of this important maintenance operation. Please consider your needs and forward them to Bruce S. Kasprzyk at: kasprzyk@mail.med.upenn.edu ; this information will be utilized by FRES for planning purposes. A town hall type of meeting will be scheduled for the week of May 2, 2016.

EHRS Directive:
There would be no laboratory activities during this time frame.




Building Reheat: JOHNSON PAVILION

Service(s) Affected: Building Heating

Start Date: 12/18/2015

Start Time: 5:30 PM

End Date: 12/02/2016

End Time: 5:30 AM

Building(s) Affected:

Johnson Pavilion(Johnson)
Whole Building Affected: YES


Advisory:
Please be advised that the project to replace the building reheat system in Johnson Pavilion has started. It is necessary to remove this system from operation for the next two weeks in order to replace critical piping sections. The main air handling units will be adjusted to compensate for this outage as much as possible; individual room temperatures may be cooler than usual.

EHRS Directive:
N/A




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