Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 2017-08-30T15:57:02+00:00

Although an excellent insulating fluid (a non-flammable liquid with no fire point), PCBs were found to be probably carcinogenic and certainly environmentally toxic.  Their production and use has been outlawed in most countries for over 30 years.  Despite the ban, transformers and high voltage equipment in service today still often contain remnants of PCB contaminated oil.  Some older equipment will pre-date the ban on PCB use and in other cases careless maintenance practices may have caused cross-contamination.

Benzoil can provide access to these PCB related services:

  • Disposal (dechlorination) of PCB oil
  • NATA accredited laboratory PCB testing and analysis
  • Oil sampling and data collation
  • Licenced waste transport
  • De-oiling of equipment
  • Decontamination of equipment prior to scrapping