Emergency Notification System
The Facilities Operations Center provides an emergency notification service to the University for unscheduled utility (electrical, steam, water, etc.) interruptions that occur after-hours. Departments can use this service to be notified of unscheduled utility interruptions which may affect their research experiments or computer systems.
To be placed on the Emergency Notification System's contact list, call the Facilities Operations Center.
Power Management Control System
The Facilities Operations Center operates a Power Management Control System that monitors the University's electrical distribution system. Fourteen computerized power meters are strategically located throughtout the electrical distribution system and measures and reports real-time electrical data to a graphical workstation located in FOC.
Weather Information Service
The Facilities Operations Center operates a National Weather Service approved weather data collection station. The station continually monitors and calculates the temperature, heat index, wind-chill, wind speed, wind direction, peak wind gust since midnight, indoor/outdoor humidity, barometric pressure, and daily/yearly precipitation. This information is tabulated into easy to read daily, monthly, and yearly charts and tables displayed via a real-time graphic display at the Facilities Operations Center. The information is also available via a screenshot here. All the weather data is stored to disk at one minute intervals for later use or analysis. Any department that would like to have access to the data for research or analysis can contact FOC.