Equipment Alarms

Equipment Alarms

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

  1. Campus Police notify the designated contact for the equipment with contact information provided by the Science Center administration. If they can’t reach anyone, they will also contact Heather McQueen, Margaret Rakas, or Tom Richardson via the 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, a 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 procedures 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 the name of the 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 -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/ Nate Derr
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

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