Facilities Briefs

Medical Sciences Building – Unit 5


On Saturday, May 3,  2014,  there will be an extended interruption(shutoff) of normal electrical power to the main electrical  switchboard that serves  all levels of  the UNMC/TNMC  Medical Services Building(MSB) –Unit5. During this  time,  normal  power will be disconnected and only items connected to the emergency power supply will remain energized after experiencing several seconds without power and the automatic transfer switches operate.  This will cause an extended outage to all receptacle outlets, computers, lighting, air handling units, supply fans, exhaust fans, fumehoods, motors, etc.  through out the building.

The power outage is expected to last approximately nine(9) hours.  If possible, it is recommended that computers and other pieces of sensitive electrical equipment be shut down prior to the scheduled electrical interruption as a safety precaution.  Additionally, while we have taken measures to verify power will not be interrupted for clinical activities,  occupants are encouraged to remove all food and personal  items  from refrigerators  prior to leaving on  Friday, May 2.

This shutoff  is required to allow  for electrical utilities work associated with construction of  the Fred & Pamela  Buffett  Cancer Center.

Interruption Schedule:

6:30 am                Elevators taken out of  service

6:45 am                Momentary blink as Automatic Transfer Switch                                    (ATS) initiates.  MSB is on Emergency Power.

7:00 am                Electrical outage begins.  ONLY CRITICAL OUTLETS AND EMERGENCY LIGHTING WILL FUNCTION

7:15 am                One elevator put back in operation

3:45 pm                Elevator put on hold

4:00 pm                Work to reconnect normal power completed

4:15 pm                Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) terminated

4:30 pm                Elevators put back in operation

All times are approximate, and are subject to change,  particularly if  the scheduled work  takes longer/shorter than originally intended.

If you have any questions, please contact  Chris Johnson at ext.2-3292, Doug  Stringfield at ext. 2-3460, or Jason Lang with Miller Electric at (402)679-5482.  Since it is vital that everyone working in the affected areas be advised of  this,  please  mention this electrical power interruption to your colleagues.

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