Jul 21

FMS- Leak on Main Campus Chilled Water Loop 7/21/13 UPDATE

UPDATE

 

Repairs are proceeding faster than anticipated.  Our current estimate is that all repairs will be made and all cooling systems in Hamerschlag and Scaife Hall will be fully operational by the end of the business day, Monday 7/22/13.  All other air conditioning services on campus are operating normally at this time.

 

 

From: FMS Announce
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Subject: RE: Leak on Main Campus Chilled Water Loop 7/19/13 UPDATE and CORRECTION #2 0f 2

 

UPDATE AND CORRECTION #2 of 2

The leak is in an existing line located under the road in the construction site between Wean and Roberts.  CDFD contractors, Ruthrauf-Sauer, are mobilizing to expedite a previously planned bypass of the leaking line.  They expect completion by close of day Tuesday.  FMS will send out an additional update as soon as possible.

 

Currently all of Scaife Hall and a significant portion of Hamerschlag Hall are without chilled water.  The Hamerschlag B-level machine room and the F-level clean room are not affected.

 

 

From: fmsfcc-all-bounces+kt2n+=andrew.cmu.edu@lists.andrew.cmu.edu [mailto:fmsfcc-all-bounces+kt2n+=andrew.cmu.edu@lists.andrew.cmu.edu] On Behalf Of FMS Announce
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Subject: Re: FMS — Leak on Main Campus Chilled Water Loop 7/19/13 UPDATE

 

UPDATE:  CHILLED WATER LEAK HAS BEEN LOCATED, it is on the line newly installed.  Mechanics will isolate the leak and restore pressure to the chilled water system serving the campus as before the new line was energized.

This will take hours to isolate,repair and for occupants to feel the effect of cooling.  Right now Roberts and Hamerschlag Hall except for the Clean Room have no cooling.  The buildings on the east side of campus, Tepper, Posner Center, CFA, and Hunt will experience

low chilled water pressure and warmer temperatures.

 

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Subject: FMS — Leak on Main Campus Chilled Water Loop 7/19/13

 

Division of Campus Affairs

Facilities Management Services

 

TO: All Facilities Coordinators and Shutdown Group

FROM:  Service Response Center

DATE:  July 19, 2013

SUBJECT: Leak on Main Campus Chilled Water Loop 7/19/13

 

There is active leak on the chilled water loop serving main campus, which was noticed because of a drop of pressure in the Wean Hall Chiller Plant. 

All FMS AC mechanics are searching for the location of the leak.  The buildings on east side of campus will notice the loss of cooling in their spaces first.

Update will be forthcoming.

 

If you have any questions please contact Kyle Tomer at 8-6332 or e-mail kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kyle K. Tomer

Associate Director of FMS for Client Services

Facilities Management Services

Carnegie Mellon University

412-268-6332

kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu

Jul 19

FMS- Leak on Main Campus Chilled Water Loop 7/19/13 UPDATE and CORRECTION #2 0f 2

UPDATE AND CORRECTION #2 of 2

The leak is in an existing line located under the road in the construction site between Wean and Roberts.  CDFD contractors, Ruthrauf-Sauer, are mobilizing to expedite a previously planned bypass of the leaking line.  They expect completion by close of day Tuesday.  FMS will send out an additional update as soon as possible.

 

Currently all of Scaife Hall and a significant portion of Hamerschlag Hall are without chilled water.  The Hamerschlag B-level machine room and the F-level clean room are not affected.

 

 

From: fmsfcc-all-bounces+kt2n+=andrew.cmu.edu@lists.andrew.cmu.edu [mailto:fmsfcc-all-bounces+kt2n+=andrew.cmu.edu@lists.andrew.cmu.edu] On Behalf Of FMS Announce
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Subject: Re: FMS — Leak on Main Campus Chilled Water Loop 7/19/13 UPDATE

 

UPDATE:  CHILLED WATER LEAK HAS BEEN LOCATED, it is on the line newly installed.  Mechanics will isolate the leak and restore pressure to the chilled water system serving the campus as before the new line was energized.

This will take hours to isolate,repair and for occupants to feel the effect of cooling.  Right now Roberts and Hamerschlag Hall except for the Clean Room have no cooling.  The buildings on the east side of campus, Tepper, Posner Center, CFA, and Hunt will experience

low chilled water pressure and warmer temperatures.

 

From: fmsfcc-all-bounces+kt2n+=andrew.cmu.edu@lists.andrew.cmu.edu [mailto:fmsfcc-all-bounces+kt2n+=andrew.cmu.edu@lists.andrew.cmu.edu] On Behalf Of FMS Announce
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Subject: FMS — Leak on Main Campus Chilled Water Loop 7/19/13

 

Division of Campus Affairs

Facilities Management Services

 

TO: All Facilities Coordinators and Shutdown Group

FROM:  Service Response Center

DATE:  July 19, 2013

SUBJECT: Leak on Main Campus Chilled Water Loop 7/19/13

 

There is active leak on the chilled water loop serving main campus, which was noticed because of a drop of pressure in the Wean Hall Chiller Plant. 

All FMS AC mechanics are searching for the location of the leak.  The buildings on east side of campus will notice the loss of cooling in their spaces first.

Update will be forthcoming.

 

If you have any questions please contact Kyle Tomer at 8-6332 or e-mail kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kyle K. Tomer

Associate Director of FMS for Client Services

Facilities Management Services

Carnegie Mellon University

412-268-6332

kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu

Jul 19

FMS- Leak on Main Campus Chilled Water Loop 7/19/13 UPDATE

UPDATE:  CHILLED WATER LEAK HAS BEEN LOCATED, it is on the line newly installed.  Mechanics will isolate the leak and restore pressure to the chilled water system serving the campus as before the new line was energized.

This will take hours to isolate,repair and for occupants to feel the effect of cooling.  Right now Roberts and Hamerschlag Hall except for the Clean Room have no cooling.  The buildings on the east side of campus, Tepper, Posner Center, CFA, and Hunt will experience

low chilled water pressure and warmer temperatures.

 

From: fmsfcc-all-bounces+kt2n+=andrew.cmu.edu@lists.andrew.cmu.edu [mailto:fmsfcc-all-bounces+kt2n+=andrew.cmu.edu@lists.andrew.cmu.edu] On Behalf Of FMS Announce
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Subject: FMS — Leak on Main Campus Chilled Water Loop 7/19/13

 

Division of Campus Affairs

Facilities Management Services

 

TO: All Facilities Coordinators and Shutdown Group

FROM:  Service Response Center

DATE:  July 19, 2013

SUBJECT: Leak on Main Campus Chilled Water Loop 7/19/13

 

There is active leak on the chilled water loop serving main campus, which was noticed because of a drop of pressure in the Wean Hall Chiller Plant. 

All FMS AC mechanics are searching for the location of the leak.  The buildings on east side of campus will notice the loss of cooling in their spaces first.

Update will be forthcoming.

 

If you have any questions please contact Kyle Tomer at 8-6332 or e-mail kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kyle K. Tomer

Associate Director of FMS for Client Services

Facilities Management Services

Carnegie Mellon University

412-268-6332

kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu

Jul 19

FMS- Leak on Main Campus Chilled Water Loop 7/19/13

Division of Campus Affairs

Facilities Management Services

 

TO: All Facilities Coordinators and Shutdown Group

FROM:  Service Response Center

DATE:  July 19, 2013

SUBJECT: Leak on Main Campus Chilled Water Loop 7/19/13

 

There is active leak on the chilled water loop serving main campus, which was noticed because of a drop of pressure in the Wean Hall Chiller Plant. 

All FMS AC mechanics are searching for the location of the leak.  The buildings on east side of campus will notice the loss of cooling in their spaces first.

Update will be forthcoming.

 

If you have any questions please contact Kyle Tomer at 8-6332 or e-mail kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kyle K. Tomer

Associate Director of FMS for Client Services

Facilities Management Services

Carnegie Mellon University

412-268-6332

kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu

Jul 19

FMS- Peak Demand Electricity Management Event – July 19, 2013

To: All Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh Students, Faculty and Staff

From: Facilities Management Services

Subject Line: Peak Demand Electricity Management Event – July 19, 2013

 

 

Dear Members of the University Community:

 

Carnegie Mellon University has been asked to reduce electricity demand from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM today, Friday, July 19, 2013.  FMS actions in support of this request will affect only main campus buildings south of Forbes Avenue and east of Junction Hollow and the hill dormitories.

 

During this period FMS personnel will be turning off air conditioning systems in unoccupied spaces and will allow temperatures to vary more widely than usual in non-critical occupied spaces.

 

We ask for your cooperation in this effort by:

Turning off lights and equipment such as window air conditioners and computers if you can manage to continue your normal tasks without them and when you leave for the day.

Not open windows, let us know if you are too cold by calling 8-2910 and FMS will make adjustments (reduce air flow first, then raise discharge temps)

And we are asking for you to call or e-mail if your department’s large rooms are not occupied during this time and FMS AC mechanics will program the thermostats to reduce the cooling.

Our goal is to keep load below 13 MW.  Although maintaining reliability on the electric grid is our major driver in participating in this test, there are also financial and environmental incentives for minimizing our impact during peak periods.

 

For further information, or if you have any questions, please contact Kyle Tomer at kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu. Thank you for your cooperation.

Jul 18

FMS- Peak Demand Electricity Management Event – July 18, 2013

 

To: All Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh Students, Faculty and Staff

From: Facilities Management Services

Subject Line: Peak Demand Electricity Management Event – July 18, 2013

 

 

Dear Members of the University Community:

 

Carnegie Mellon University has been asked to reduce electricity demand from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM today, Thursday, July 18, 2013.  FMS actions in support of this request will affect only main campus buildings south of Forbes Avenue and east of Junction Hollow and the hill dormitories.

 

During this period FMS personnel will be turning off air conditioning systems in unoccupied spaces and will allow temperatures to vary more widely than usual in non-critical occupied spaces.

 

We ask for your cooperation in this effort by:

Turning off lights and equipment such as window air conditioners and computers if you can manage to continue your normal tasks without them and when you leave for the day.

Not open windows, let us know if you are too cold by calling 8-2910 and FMS will make adjustments (reduce air flow first, then raise discharge temps)

And we are asking for you to call or e-mail if your department’s large rooms are not occupied during this time and FMS AC mechanics will program the thermostats to reduce the cooling.

Our goal is to keep load below 13 MW.  Although maintaining reliability on the electric grid is our major driver in participating in this test, there are also financial and environmental incentives for minimizing our impact during peak periods.

 

For further information, or if you have any questions, please contact Kyle Tomer at kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu . Thank you for your cooperation.

Jul 18

FMS- Load Testing of Emergency Generator at 300 South Craig St- 7/25

Division of Campus Affairs

Facilities Management Services

 

TO:      300 South Craig St Facility Coordinators, Shutdown Group and Craig Street Corridor Group

FROM:  Service Response Center

DATE:  July 18, 2013

SUBJECT: Load Testing of Emergency Generator at 300 South Craig St- 7/25

 

On Thursday, July 25, at 10:00 AM there will be a required safety load test on the emergency generator serving Carnegie Mellon University‘s 300 South Craig Building. 

Cummins is scheduled to perform the annual maintenance and conduct a load bank test on the emergency generator. The contactor will start running the generator at 10:00AM for about 30 minutes in preparation for the annual maintenance.

Once the annual maintenance is complete, the generator will run for about two hours to conduct the load bank test.

 

The test occurs in the building parking lot and will create much noise for the surrounding area. We anticipate completing all of the work by 3:00pm.

If you have any questions please call Kyle Tomer at 8-6332 or e-mail kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu .

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kyle K. Tomer

Associate Director of FMS for Client Services

Facilities Management Services

Carnegie Mellon University

412-268-6332

kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu

Jul 17

FMS- Peak Demand Electricity Management Event – July 17, 2013

 

To: All Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh Students, Faculty and Staff

From: Facilities Management Services

Subject Line: Peak Demand Electricity Management Event – July 17, 2013

 

 

Dear Members of the University Community:

 

Carnegie Mellon University has been asked to reduce electricity demand from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM today, Wednesday, July 17, 2013.  FMS actions in support of this request will affect only main campus buildings south of Forbes Avenue and east of Junction Hollow and the hill dormitories.

 

During this period FMS personnel will be turning off air conditioning systems in unoccupied spaces and will allow temperatures to vary more widely than usual in non-critical occupied spaces.

 

We ask for your cooperation in this effort by:

Turning off lights and equipment such as window air conditioners and computers if you can manage to continue your normal tasks without them and when you leave for the day.

Not open windows, let us know if you are too cold by calling 8-2910 and FMS will make adjustments (reduce air flow first, then raise discharge temps)

And we are asking for you to call or e-mail if your department’s large rooms are not occupied during this time and FMS AC mechanics will program the thermostats to reduce the cooling.

Our goal is to keep load below 13 MW.  Although maintaining reliability on the electric grid is our major driver in participating in this test, there are also financial and environmental incentives for minimizing our impact during peak periods.

 

For further information, or if you have any questions, please contact Kyle Tomer at kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu . Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Jul 16

FMS- Scaffolding Installed on the Rear Side of Doherty Hall for Summer Project

Division of Campus Affairs

Facilities Management Services

 

TO :All Facilities Coordinators and Shutdown Group

FROM:  Service Response Center

DATE:  July 16, 2013

SUBJECT: Scaffolding Installed on the Rear Side of Doherty Hall for Summer Project

 

On Tuesday, July 16, until Wednesday, July 24, Harsco Scaffolding Company will be erecting scaffolding on the rear side of Doherty Hall. Hours will be 7am-3:30pm or on 89 degree days or warmer 6am-2:30pm.

  Sarandis Painting will then start painting the exterior windows late next week.

 

If you have any questions please contact Kyle Tomer at 8-6332 or e-mail kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu or KeriAnn Schultheis at 8-7511.

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kyle K. Tomer

Associate Director of FMS for Client Services

Facilities Management Services

Carnegie Mellon University

412-268-6332

kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu

Jul 16

FMS- Peak Demand Electricity Management Event – July 16, 2013

 

To: All Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh Students, Faculty and Staff

From: Facilities Management Services

Subject Line: Peak Demand Electricity Management Event – July 16, 2013

 

 

Dear Members of the University Community:

 

Carnegie Mellon University has been asked to reduce electricity demand from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM today, Tuesday, July 16, 2013.  FMS actions in support of this request will affect only main campus buildings south of Forbes Avenue and east of Junction Hollow and the hill dormitories.

 

During this period FMS personnel will be turning off air conditioning systems in unoccupied spaces and will allow temperatures to vary more widely than usual in non-critical occupied spaces.

 

We ask for your cooperation in this effort by:

Turning off lights and equipment such as window air conditioners and computers if you can manage to continue your normal tasks without them and when you leave for the day.

Not open windows, let us know if you are too cold by calling 8-2910 and FMS will make adjustments (reduce air flow first, then raise discharge temps)

And we are asking for you to call or e-mail if your department’s large rooms are not occupied during this time and FMS AC mechanics will program the thermostats to reduce the cooling.

Our goal is to keep load below 13 MW.  Although maintaining reliability on the electric grid is our major driver in participating in this test, there are also financial and environmental incentives for minimizing our impact during peak periods.

 

For further information, or if you have any questions, please contact me at ma3q@andrew.cmu.edu or 412-268-2529 or Kyle Tomer at kt2n@andrew.cmu.edu . Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Sincerely,

Marty Altschul