Equipment Alarms

Equipment Alarms

The following equipment is wired into the the building alarm system, i.e. Campus Police is automatically notified if an alarm condition exists. In case of alarm, the following procedure is executed:

  1. Campus Police notify Science Center administration of alarm (Heather McQueen, Margaret Rakas, Tom Richardson) via main administrative line x3800)
  2. Science Center administration investigates on premises and follows whatever emergency procedure indicated on the equipment. This typically means contacting faculty or lab employees listed. If obvious infrastructure issue (e.g. lack of power, leaking pipe) Facilities Management is called to repair. If equipment issue, service contractor is called.

If outside work hours, Campus Police will investigate on location and follow the emergency procedure listed below.


Be sure to list emergency procedure directly on any critical equipment!

You need to provide information that will make sense to Campus Police officers investigating an alarm in the middle of a night on a weekend.

This should be names and contact information for whom to contact in case of failure, as well as name of service contractor.

 

Equipment Connected to Public Safety Alarm

-80 Freezers

Burton 202, -80C freezer alarm, Laura Katz research lab
This freezer is storing critical research materials. Alarm set-points: high -65C, low -90C
If during business hours, call Clark Science Center reception 413 585 3800 (ask for Heather McQueen, Margaret Rakas, Tom Richardson))
If off-hours:

  1. If no power, call college electricians
  2.  If there IS power but freezer malfunctioning, call refrigeration contractor Rene Cote 413 534 5302. They have 24/7 hotline, very familiar with premises, and are on contract to support Science Center refrigeration.
  3.  Any time, call lab contacts listed on equipment until live answer (if no answer, leave status message and call next person on list)

Sabin-Reed 346, old -80C upright freezer, Steve Tilley
This freezer is storing critical research materials. Alarm set-points: high -65C, low -90C
If during business hours, call Clark Science Center reception 413 585 3800 (ask for Heather McQueen, Margaret Rakas, Tom Richardson)
If off-hours:
1. If no power, call college electricians
2. If there IS power but freezer malfunctioning, call refrigeration contractor Rene Cote 413 534 5302. They have 24/7 hotline, very familiar with premises, and are on contract to support Science Center refrigeration.
3. Any time, call lab contacts listed on equipment until live answer (if no answer, leave status message and call next person on list)

Sabin-Reed 346 -80 (chest freezer)
This freezer is storing critical research materials. Alarm set-points: high -65C, low -90C
If during business hours, call Clark Science Center reception 413 585 3800 (ask for Heather McQueen, Margaret Rakas, Tom Richardson)
If off-hours:

  1. If no power, call college electricians
  2. If there IS power but freezer malfunctioning, call refrigeration contractor Rene Cote 413 534 5302. They have 24/7 hotline, very familiar with premises, and are on contract to support Science Center refrigeration.
  3. Any time, call lab contacts listed on equipment until live answer (if no answer, leave status message and call next person on list)

Sabin-Reed 406 -80 – Michael Barresi
This freezer is storing critical research materials. Alarm set-points: high -65C, low -90C
If during business hours, call Clark Science Center reception 413 585 3800 ( ask for Heather McQueen, Margaret Rakas, Tom Richardson)
If off-hours:

  1. If no power, call college electricians
  2. If there IS power but freezer malfunctioning, call refrigeration contractor Rene Cote 413 534 5302. They have 24/7 hotline, very familiar with premises, and are on contract to support Science Center refrigeration.
  3. Any time, call lab contacts listed on equipment until live answer (if no answer, leave status message and call next person on list)

Sabin-Reed 406 -80 – Annaliese Beery
This freezer is storing critical research materials. Alarm set-points: high -65C, low -90C
If during business hours, call Clark Science Center reception 413 585 3800 (ask for Heather McQueen, Margaret Rakas, Tom Richardson)
If off-hours:

  1. If no power, call college electricians
  2. If there IS power but freezer malfunctioning, call refrigeration contractor Rene Cote 413 534 5302. They have 24/7 hotline, very familiar with premises, and are on contract to support Science Center refrigeration.
  3. Any time, call lab contacts listed on equipment until live answer (if no answer, leave status message and call next person on list)

Temperature Controlled Rooms

Alarm when temperature falls outside the parameters entered on room panel. Read dials to see what minimum and maximum temperature has been set. The digital display shows current temperature in Centigrade. Most of the cold rooms typically are set to have a temperature around 5C. Rooms also have local audible alarm that can be reset on the panel.

Sabin-Reed 403 37C warm room – Michael Barresi
This freezer is storing critical research materials. Alarm set-points: high -65C, low -90C
If during business hours, call Clark Science Center reception 413 585 3800 (ask for Heather McQueen, Margaret Rakas, Tom Richardson)
If off-hours:

  1. If no power, call college electricians
  2. If there IS power but freezer malfunctioning, call refrigeration contractor Rene Cote 413 534 5302. They have 24/7 hotline, very familiar with premises, and are on contract to support Science Center refrigeration.
  3. Any time, call lab contacts listed on equipment until live answer (if no answer, leave status message and call next person on list)

Sabin-Reed 407 5C cold room
This cold room is storing critical research materials.
If during business hours, call Clark Science Center reception 413 585 3800 (ask for Heather McQueen, Margaret Rakas, Tom Richardson)
If off-hours:

  1. If no power, call college electricians
  2. If there IS power but cold room malfunctioning, call refrigeration contractor Rene Cote 413 534 5302. They have 24/7 hotline, very familiar with premises, and are on contract to support Science Center refrigeration.
  3. Any time, call lab contacts listed on equipment until live answer (if no answer, leave status message and call next person on list)

Sabin-Reed 002, 21C Animal Care cold room, Karen Swiecanski (currently not in service – alarm has been deactivated)
This cold room is storing critical research materials. Alarm set-points: Alarm set-points: high 24C, low 16C
If during business hours, FIRST call the Animal Care Facility to attempt to speak to staff x3955. Then try Animal Care Facility Administrator Karen Swiecansky x3959. If no one answers the two previous numbers, call  Clark Science Center reception 413 585 3800 (ask for Heather McQueen, Margaret Rakas, Tom Richardson).
If off-hours:

  1. If no power, call college electricians
  2. If there IS power but freezer malfunctioning, call refrigeration contractor Rene Cote 413 534 5302. They have 24/7 hotline, very familiar with premises, and are on contract to support Science Center refrigeration.
  3. Any time, call lab contacts listed on equipment until live answer (if no answer, leave status message and call next person on list)