How We Remove Your PCB’s

PCBs unlike any other of the four mentioned services we provide, has the ability to leach into any surfaces, and components while its left alone. Leach is the ability to be absorbed by any surface, or component. When dealing with this particular problem we first assess how, where, and how long it has been it has been in its present location. After full inspection, and discovery of all contaminated surfaces, we then begin the

PCB Removal is the process to prevent migration of contamination to other components, and locations.

Depending on its condition, and concentration of the PCB product will depend on how removal methods, and disposal will be utilized.

 

PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyl)

PCBs belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons.

PCBs were domestically manufactured from 1929 until their manufacture was banned in 1979. They have a range of toxicity and vary in consistency from thin, light-colored liquids to yellow or black waxy solids. Due to their non-flammability, chemical stability, high boiling point, and electrical insulating properties, PCBs were used in hundreds of industrial and commercial applications including electrical, heat transfer, and hydraulic equipment; as plasticizers in paints, plastics, and rubber products; in pigments, dyes, and carbonless copy paper; and many other industrial applications.

 Commercial Use of PCBs

Although no longer commercially produced in the United States, PCBs may be present in products and materials produced before the 1979 PCB ban. Products that may contain PCBs include:

  • Transformers and capacitors
  • Other electrical equipment including voltage regulators, switches, reclosers, bushings, and electromagnets
  • Oil used in motors and hydraulic systems
  • Old electrical devices or appliances containing PCB capacitors
  • Fluorescent light ballasts
  • Cable insulation
  • Thermal insulation material including fiberglass, felt, foam, and cork
  • Adhesives and tapes
  • Oil-based paint
  • Caulking
  • Plastics
  • Carbonless copy paper
  • Floor finish

The PCBs used in these products were chemical mixtures made up of a variety of individual chlorinated biphenyl components, known as congeners. Most commercial PCB mixtures are known in the United States by their industrial trade names. The most common trade name is Aroclor. PCB removal services and company in Providence Rhode Island. Removal is done for transformers, capacitors, used oil and oil based paint. PCB’s is hazardous waste.

If you want more information on PCBs, click here to go to the EPA website