Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 17:30:32 -0600
Reply-To: Amy Bullis <abullis**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM>
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From: Amy Bullis <abullis**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM>
Subject: Re: Carpet in NMR Labs

We put an NMR in an unused -- and carpeted -- office and ended up 
tearing out the carpet because our data was junk from all the static 
electricity.  It wasn't so bad in the summer when the humidity was high, 
but in the winter our data was unusable.  We also had carpet in a GC 
lab, and you can only imagine what effect all the static had on our 
ECD's.  We went to bare, painted concrete and everyone was much happier.

Amy L. Bullis
"Dear Lord, Please help me be the kind of person my dog thinks I am!"
"Whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone..."  
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dan Blunk 
  To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 10:29 AM
  Subject: [DCHAS-L] Carpet in NMR Labs


  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 
  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 
  advantages include aesthetics, noise reduction, and small expensive
  sample tubes don't usually break if dropped. My primary concerns 
  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 


  Any feedback would be most appreciated.




  Brent Cooley, MS, CIH
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