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Birck Nanotechnology Center PM Shut Down Notice

Birck Nanotechnology Center


April 30, 2018
7:00 PM


May 4, 2018
7:00 PM



The Birck Nanotechnology Center will be undergoing a semi-annual preventive maintenance and service shutdown April 30 through May 4, 2018.  Air handling systems, exhaust systems, toxic gas delivery, and monitoring systems will be down beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, April 30 through 4 p.m. Friday, May 4.  The BNC staff will be performing appropriate preventive maintenance on the process equipment at this time as well. 

All CLEANROOM research work will be suspended until the maintenance activities are completed and all systems are returned to normal.  Only authorized personnel will be allowed to enter the cleanroom during this time period.

In addition, the laboratory areas will also be affected by this systems maintenance.  As such, all LABORATORY activities that involve exhausted hoods, vacuum systems, and/or toxic gas systems will be down beginning 7 a.m. Monday, April 30 through 4 p.m. Friday, May 4.  However, work that involves taking standard electrical measurements may be carried out in the LABS provided that fluctuating air temperature and humidity do not affect the readings.  No chemical work will be allowed during this period.

It is anticipated that the building and process tool maintenance will be completed by the end of the day on Friday, May 4.  Please check iLabs for equipment status and availability.

For long term research planning please refer the following future dates for our future preventive maintenance shutdowns.

Week of Oct 15, 2018  Week of April 29, 2019

Week of Oct 14, 2019  Spring  May 4, 2020

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these important preventive maintenance shutdowns.

Mark Voorhis

Building Manager

Birck Nanotechnology Center

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