Comms Outage: Central Chiller Substation (59A)

8 Dec 2023

There will be an outage to the communications rack in the central chiller substation 0059A to allow the comms rack relocation. 

Affected areas

  • 0059A/all communications and auto control of central chillers


  • Start: Monday, 11 December 2023
  • Finish: Monday, 11 December 2023
  • Times: 8:00am to 1:30pm

Work details

Due to the installation of additional mechanical duct, adjustments to the comms rack location in Sub 24 are required. The comms rack will need to be isolated to facilitate this adjustment. There will be a loss in visibility of the central chiller plant and associated cooling towers during this outage. This will also affect the visibility of the metering of Sub 1 and Sub 24. UQ campus operations staff will be required to place the central chiller plant in manual operation. UQ ITS staff will be required to monitor communication pathways and ensure that all are restored correctly.

Project details

Transition of comms rack position to allow for mechanical duct installation.


James Dwyer, Senior electrical infrastructure engineer P&F:

Bryson Lunam, N&P electrical contractors:

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding during this time.

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