Programmatic Alarm System
The Science and Engineering Building has a monitoring system that ensures researchers that their equipment and samples are protected. The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system currently monitors 89 different sites throughout the building to make sure that critical equipment, utilities, and facilities are functioning properly. For example: Cryogenic freezers, green house bays, environmental rooms, facilities systems, essential utilities, and many other types of equipment are monitored. Building operators and researchers are then notified by phone immediately if equipment malfunctions or parameters breach thresholds. Problems can then be remedied quickly and research is not lost. When building systems malfunction, the alarm notifies the building assistant director, and issues are resolved before becoming critical, and occupants are often not even aware an approaching problem existed. Please contact the SEB assistant director if you have questions or critical equipment you would like monitored.