Any discussion about transformer oil, particularly when it comes to old transformers or refills of oil could bring up the issue of PCBs. In reality, many Australian energy firms have reduced risk to the point that the transformers they use are PCB-free or almost.
The data provided here are complete and accurate. Certain owners of other sites, like remote mines, former government buildings, and commercial sites, could be facing issues with generator oil disposal.
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) chosen to be used in transformers for their excellent insulation properties are proven to be carcinogenic, polluting, and extremely stable.
There aren't any organic PCB sources, and with 209 distinct PCB compounds, referred to as congeners, containing between 1 and 10 chlorine atoms in each biphenyl molecule they are among the strongest organic substances.
The position and number of chlorine atoms within the biphenyl molecules determine the names of congeners and determine their environmental properties and toxicity. PCBs are usually found as congener mixes – the most commonly used commercial mixture is known as Aroclor.
In terms of PCB processing and removal, Benzoyl is well-positioned to assist with the subsequent steps. Did you spot a PCB mark on your transformer? Have you ever encountered old equipment that has an oil leak that's been stored for a long time?
Benzoyl takes care of PCB disposal requests from old fluorescent lamps, obsolete electrical equipment that has PCB capacitors (TVs and refrigerators) as well as old microscope oils and hydraulic fluids, as well as standard transformer disposal.