The University has scheduled electrical works from 6am to 7am on Tuesday 14 February 2017, to complete high voltage (HV) switching to the Crawley campus. The works are necessary to ensure the HV electrical network circuit is fully connected and integrated.
\Work will be done in the order of ring D, B and then A (see map) with full completion within an hour.
Each ring is individually isolated, therefore should an incident occur, the other rings will not be impacted and all remaining works will be rescheduled.
Even in the unlikely event of an outage, it is suggested that the following precautionary measures are undertaken:
- reschedule priority activities that require electrical power for devices and instruments during the switching period
- turn off any unnecessary electrical equipment to prevent the risk of damage from unexpected fluctuations
- following the switching, check all electrical equipment is operating normally
Who to contact
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these works, please contact your SDC Technical Lead/Safety Officer or SDC Head.
If you experience issues following the works, immediately notify:
Electrical supply issues - Campus Management Hotline on 6488 2025
IT/AV issues – IT Service Desk on 6488 1515
We thank you for your support.
Further considerations and information:
- Your SDC Heads, Technical Leads and Safety Officers are assisting to gather information about activities that require special actions. Contact them to ensure your concerns can be resolved.
- If you would like to be kept informed of the status of the works on the day you can receive SMS alerts. Forward your mobile contact information to your SDC Technical Lead or SDC Head.
- The Critical Incident Management Team (CIMT) will be activated and overseeing response actions should an incident occur.
- If an outage occurs, it will be for a minimum of 60 minutes due to the requirement to isolate each local substation before attempting to return supply one by one.
- A maximum time is not predictable therefore suitable business continuity measures need be in place by the activity owner to cover both a short and extended outage.
- There should be no impact to IT network connectivity due to battery back-up equipment (UPS) in place.
- Consider turning off or placing in a safe mode any equipment/instruments that may be susceptible to surges, brown or black out.
- Consider all instruments/equipment that are used in the activities.
- 2x 500KVA generators will be in readiness on campus however they will take 15-45 minutes to connect at a local substation level.
- Inhouse generators at Bayliss (211), Physics (245), Barry J Marshall Library (446) and Michael (658) buildings will supply power to essential equipment should supply be lost. To confirm coverage, please contact the Science and Engineering Faculty SDC Technical Leads or Safety Officers.