Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 07:19:59 -0400
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From: "Yaeger, Mary Ann" <MaryAnn.Yaeger**At_Symbol_Here**WESLEY.EDU>
Subject: temperature in chemistry labs and storerooms
I'm the CHO at a small private college.  How do others at similar facilities ensure chemistry labs and strorerooms do not become dangerously hot?  We of course have central air but  sometimes even with that the rooms get warm, so we intalled window AC units to supplement .  However, recently our power went out for several hours due to a thu ndertorm and neither system worked, resulting in high temperatures which of course is such a concern for volatile compounds.  I learned of the power outage several hours after it occurred.
We are now talking of pur chasing a generator. Do any of you have this same worry?  Do you have a generator?
Thanks for feedback.
MaryAnn Yaeger
Lab Mananger and CHO
Wesley College
120 N. State St.
Dover, DE 19901

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