Admin, Acad Offices, ROTC, ME-EM, MUB, Chem, EERC,
Library, Rehki, Dillman, Fisher, Dow, M&M, Walker, Rozsa,
DHH, Wads, McNair, Hillside Apts, GLRC,
Forestry, Ice Arena, SDC, Gates
Start Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Noon.
End Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Noon.
As we advised one year ago, our annual Central Heating Plant shutdown
will take place on the above dates to allow work to be performed on
the Steam Generation and Distribution Systems and to calibrate the
plant generator transfer switch. Steam WILL NOT be available during
this period. We will endeavor to keep the outage as short as possible.
Our hope is that these scheduled outages, during one of the quieter
spring weeks,will preclude a winter time emergency shutdown. We
apologize for having to shut the steam off at this potentially cool
time of year, but with the current schedule, this is the only week
available before the summer session begins. The other opportunity is
just before the Fall Semester begins, but we prefer to keep that time
frame open, in case the Spring shutdown brings to light a major item
that will need repair before the winter heating season begins. It
also appears that more of the campus community would be affected by a
late summer shutdown.
All University Departments affected should schedule activities
accordingly. Most buildings will be kept reasonably comfortable from
their internal heat load, but there will be a lack of hot water in most
areas. Also, distilled water from steam driven stills may run out
depending on demand and the size of the still storage tank.
Looking ahead to next year, the steam system shutdown is planned to
begin on Sunday, May 3, 2015 and may be of similar duration. For
future planning, keep in mind that the shutdown generally begins at
noon of the day immediately following Spring Commencement.
Please advise Dave Taivalkoski, at 487-2706 or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org of any unforeseen difficulties with the above