GUIDE FOR PCB ENCAPSULATION
DO YOU NEED A GUIDE FOR ENCAPSULATION OF BUILDINGMATERIALS CONTAINING PCB?
If the presence of PCB have been detected in your building or buildingmaterials, you need to contact a environmental consultant skilled in handling PCB.
Here at TWO Teknik we cooperate with the leading specialists and can refer to various partners.
This guide to PCB encapsulement, will help you solve problems with PCB, and at the same time give you important knowlede for encapsulating PCB.
GUIDE TO ENCAPSULEMENT – IMPORTANT FACTORS
PCB may cause cancer and all buildingmaterials containing PCB, should be handled as contaminated and dangerous waste. (Please see local rules and guidelines) If the presence of PCb have been determined, it can basicly be handled or approched in the following ways:
GUIDE TO ENCAPSULATION OF PCB
Is a solution that comes with very high costs, and may have a lot consequential costs as well. This solution approches all surfaces containing PCB.
Partly remidation and encapsulement
All materials originally containing PCB are remidated, and other surfaces that has been in contact with caulking and has been polluted with PCB from air are encapsulated. This method is highly used in Denmark and is an effective and economical way to handle the pollution of PCB.
This is a very economical and fast method to lower the pollution of PCB. However it does not redmidate the source of PCB and must the regarded as a temporary solution to handling a problem with PCB pollution.
Part Remidation and Encapsulement
Part remidation with encapsulement is the most common method in Denmark for lowering PCB in indoor invironments.
We have been here since the first PCB remidation projects and with our focus on PCB in indoor climates, we solve many cases every year in cooporation with the countrys leading advisors and entrepreneurs.
We have developed some of the worlds best and most versatile products and solutions for problems with PCB in buildingmaterials. Some of them we have been first-movers with, and some of them we are the patenholders of. You as customer have acess to all of them, when chosing TWO Teknik as your businesspartner for PCB solutions.
We have our own products under constant assesment and development, and we also offer to develop new custommade and case specific products and solutions.
We have a solid cooporation with several of the greater knowledge centers and labs, for developing and testing new products.
GUIDE FOR PCB ENCAPSULEMENT
IMPORTANT KNOWLEDGE – ABOUT THE SPS PRODUCT LINE
Our SPS Product line for encapsulement of PCB, are special developed to stop the dangerous gasses from vapourating and migrating.
TWO Teknik have developed the products in cooporation with the leading experts in Denmark, and are tested at The University of Roskilde and Dansk Miljøanalyse.
The effects of the SPS Prime products are firmly testet and documented, and has a very long list of refences. Our newest invention is the product SPS Prime Vinter. Its the first and only product for PCB encapsulement that cures at 33,8 degrees Fahrenheit.
The SPS Product line is 100% free of solvents, Isocyanates and is not Epoxy based. Thats why our products are refered to as environmental friendly and all proffesionals can work with them (Please see local rules and guidelines). SPS Prime and SPS Prime Vinter are particularly suitable for encapsulement of PCB in buildingmaterials, and allows further work, paint etc. already after 24 hours of curing.
TWO Teknik offers a very solid program for quality inpection – including the patented tracing compund SPS Seal Trace.
100% FREE OF HARMFULL AND TOXIC COMPONENTS
- Ventilate the indoor environment with fresh air several times a day
- Intensify cleaning procedures
- Do not touch caulking and other materials containing PCB
- Lower the temperatur
- Install temporary air purifyers to lower the pollution of PCB here and now
MORE THAN 95% REDUCTION OF POLLUTION
CAN PCB IN CAULKING BE ENCAPSULED?
Caulking containing PCB should always be remidated, to ensure that the cause of the pollution has been taken care of. However SPS Primary and SPS Primary Winter – can as one of the few products in the market, encapsule primary sources to PCB pollution. This allows time to plan a greater remidation and handle the problem properly.
IS IT ENOUGH TO ONLY REMIDATE THE CAULKING?
By appying SPS Primary og SPS Primary Winter on the surfaces that has been in direct contact with caulking, demolition can be avoided. Surfaces that contain PCB in lower values eg. paint on wall and ceiling, can also be encapsuled to avoid costfull demolition, this method offers a better project econonomi and shorter project time.
IS THE PCB GONE WHEN I REMIDATE THE CAULKING?
No, unfortuneatly not.
When the caulking is remidated, the cause to the PCB pollution is gone, but it does not alone solve the pollution problem. All the surfaces that have been in direct contact with the caulking, and other surfaces and materials eg. wall and seiling paint are polluted and may contain very high levels of PCB. These possible sources to a new PCB pollution, must be adressed. The correct way is to encapsule the surfaces with the SPS products.
HOW FAST DOES PCB ENCAPSULEMENT WORK? AND WHEN DOES RESULTS APPEAR?
Buildings and therefore also cases of PCB pollution varies alot, and therefor its impossible to give a single or simple answer. The encapsulement stops the gassing from the surface apllied almost immediatly, however the indoor environment needs to find its new “balance” and other surfaces containing smaller concentrations of PCB will start to gas-back. In most cases a significant drop in PCB levels can be meassured a month after encapsulement has been made. It is vital to the result of an encapsulement, that all possible sources of PCB are known and recorded in advance. If our patented tracing compund SPS Seal Trace is apllied, the effect of the encapsulement can be tested, to ensure effeciency.
CAN THE PCB POLLUTION RE-OCCUR?
On the surfaces were the SPS products are appiled, tests show that the PCB will be encapsuled for a period of minimum 10 years*. Pollution from PCB are a very difficult problem to work with, therefor its very important that a experienced advisor is contacted, so that the project is beeing handled correct from the start. The level of pollution from PCB in a building will varie depending on sources to the pollution and concentrations of PCB in the sources. The concentrations in the air will varie due to change in temerature and season.
A correct made encapsulation, will not lead to a greater suddon increase in concentrations of PCB in the air.
*Provided that the encapsulement is corretly made and seals the surface.
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