Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 12:29:59 -0600
Reply-To: Duane Weisshaar <duane.weisshaar**At_Symbol_Here**AUGIE.EDU>
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From: Duane Weisshaar <duane.weisshaar**At_Symbol_Here**AUGIE.EDU>
Subject: Re: Carpet in NMR Labs
Comments: To: Dan Blunk
In-Reply-To: <D53446F72E9975489B03023C5027FCB7A83A5B**At_Symbol_Here**>


We are in the process on getting a new NMR and I noticed in the "site 
preparation" from Varian that they strongly recommend not having 
carpet.  Static buildup apparently can have adverse effects on the 
homogeneity of the magnetic field.  The extent of the effect will depend on 
how much shielding your magnet has.  It might not hurt to run the carpet 
request by your NMR vendor.

Duane Weisshaar

At 10:29 AM 2/14/2006, Dan Blunk wrote:
>Please see inquiry below.
>Any information is appreciated.
>From: Brent Cooley
>Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 10:01 AM
>To: UCIH Program Management Group
>Subject: carpet in NMR labs
>Anyone have experience with carpet being installed in an NMR lab? If so,
>could you please summarize the pros and cons you've experienced with
>this set up. We have a new Science bldg coming on line and several
>faculty members are requesting carpet tile in the NMR space. They state
>advantages include aesthetics, noise reduction, and small expensive
>sample tubes don't usually break if dropped. My primary concerns include
>carpet damage from rolling large liquid N2 dewars around, spills and
>clean up of contamination, as well as safe procedures for maintenance
>workers using equipment (vacuums, etc) to clean and maintain the space.
>Any feedback would be most appreciated.
>Brent Cooley, MS, CIH
>Safety Through Active Caring...Make a Difference Today!
>Learn, Practice and Teach Safe Work Practices
>Industrial Hygiene Manager
>Environmental Health & Safety
>University of California Santa Cruz
>1156 High Street
>Santa Cruz, CA 95064
>phone: 831-459-5394
>cell: 831-212-2553
>fax: 831-459-3209

Dr. Duane E. Weisshaar          duane.weisshaar**At_Symbol_Here**
Chemistry Dept                  phone: 605-274-4812
Augustana College                       fax: 605-274-4492
Sioux Falls, SD   57197 

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