Facilities Operations Department: Special Equipment and Instrumentation
FACILITIES OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND
Individual departments are responsible for procuring and
maintaining special equipment such as computers, printers, autoclaves,
distillers, and all diagnostic and other equipment used for teaching and
Departments are encouraged to contact the Facilities Operations
prior to purchasing special equipment. The Facilities Operations department will
determine the space needs, availability and capability of correct electrical
outlets or HVAC equipment. Any alterations, electrical power needs, or HVAC
modifications that may be required are the responsibility of the requesting
department. Facilities Operations will make all arrangements to perform the work.
Departments will be charged for actual incurred costs or will be responsible
for procuring adequate funding for requested work.
Facilities Operations personnel must be consulted and prior
approval obtained from them for the source of power, equipment phasing,
voltage, and amperage of special equipment. Several campus buildings do not
have all the standard voltages and phases available.
When purchasing office or laboratory equipment, the
following principles of electrical characteristics should be observed.
- All must be 60 Hz and have the Underwriter's Lab
(UL) seal of acceptance.
- No equipment or group of equipment rated at 120
volts requiring 10 Amps (1250 watts) or more of power should be purchased
without prior approval of Facilities Operations personnel.
- No equipment requiring, by the manufacturer, a
special or dedicated circuit should be purchased without prior approval of
Facilities Operations personnel.
- Prior approval must be obtained for any equipment
rated 208, 240, or 480 volts single or three phase.
- Use and purchase of EPA certified energy star
equipment is strongly recommended by the Facilities Operations Department.