Cold Room Failure: If a cold room goes into alarm during normal business hours (7 am - 3:30 pm) contact Joe Oliva, and he will take it from there. You should be prepared to move temperature sensitive material to another cold room. The normal operation for the cold rooms is +4C Temperature and 40% Relative Humidity
If a cold room fails/alarms nights or weekends before you call anyone, check if this is an isolated (single) cold room failure, or if other cold rooms on floors 4-5-6 are affected. If a single cold room has failed, move your sensitive items to another cold room. If multiple cold rooms seem to have failed, the most likely reason is a failure/interruption of the buildings Processed Chilled Water (PCW), which is used to cool all the cold room compressors in the building. When the PCW fails or is interrupted for more than 2 minutes, the cold room compressors all overheat, then automatically shutdown (thermal overload protection), and must be manually restarted by a Steamfitter.
If multiple cold rooms fail after hours or on weekends, call the Physical Plant 3-3333 (or 263-3333 from your cell). You will be connected to an after hours answering service. Provide building name (Biochemical Sciences), the building number (#0204), the address (440 Henry Mall), and the affected cold room numbers. You can also mention that you have multiple cold rooms warming up, and you need a Steamfitter to restart them. After you contact Physical Plant, send Joe an email firstname.lastname@example.org with the same details as above, so he can follow up.