Steam Shutdown May 3-7
Our annual Central Energy Plant shutdown will start on Sunday, May 3, at noon and end on Thursday, May 7, to allow work to be performed on the steam generation and distribution systems. Steam will not be available during this period. We will endeavor to keep the outage as short as possible. The following buildings will be affected:
Admin, AOB, ROTC, MEEM, MUB, Chem Sci, EERC, the Library, Rehki, Dillman, Fisher, Dow, M&M, Walker, Rozsa Center, DHH, Wads, McNair, Hillside, GLRC, Forestry, Ice Arena, SDC, and the Gates
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 1, and may be of similar duration. For future planning, keep in mind that the shutdown generally begins at noon on the day immediately following Spring Commencement.
For questions or concerns, contact Greg Kaurala (7-2834 or email@example.com) or Dave Taivalkoski (7-2706 or firstname.lastname@example.org).