small capacitors that are generated for disposal by any person other than a manufacturer of small capacitors are exempt from the disposal and manifesting requirements of 40 CFR 761. Since its introduction in 1994, there are tens of thousands of transformers worldwide that are filled with Beta Fluid. Engineered Fluids encourages all of our customers to participate in our Recycling Program to ensure that your used Coolants are properly and safely re purposed and disposed. For purposes of this paragraph, representative samples of mineral oil dielectric fluid are either samples taken in accordance with ASTM D 923-86 or ASTM D 923-89 or samples taken from a container that has been thoroughly mixed in a manner such that any PCBs in the container are uniformly distributed throughout the liquid in the container. The EPA Regional Administrator may grant a waiver in writing for an increase in the volume of PCB material, the maximum concentration of PCBs, the total amount of pure PCBs, or the duration of the R&D activity. Follow this Question. (a) PCB liquids. If the testing determines the used coolant has been contaminated with any form of mineral or white oils, then all of the used Coolant must be disposed of in accordance with your country and states hazardous waste disposal laws. Beta fluid has proven itself in the technologies is the liquid coolant (i.e., dielectric fluid) itself. Environmental precautions Do not allow product to enter drains. (i) Approval authority for disposal methods. transformers, capacitors, high voltage cables, and switchgear (namely high voltage switchgear) and whose function is to provide electrical insulation, suppress corona and arcing, and to serve as a coolant in such electrical application. dielectric fluid but do not foresee any requests for disposal of non mineral . EPS can also handle the disposal of all levels of PCBs. (i) Any person disposing of PCB hydraulic machines containing PCBs at concentrations of ≥50 ppm, such as die casting machines, shall do so by one of the following methods: (B) In a facility which is permitted, licensed, or registered by a State to manage municipal solid waste subject to part 258 of this chapter or non-municipal non-hazardous waste subject to §§ 257.5 through 257.30 of this chapter, as applicable (excluding thermal treatment units). (1) Any person may conduct R&D for PCB disposal without prior written approval from EPA if they meet the following conditions: (i) File a notification and obtain an EPA identification number pursuant to subpart K of this part. This dielectric fluid found in most non-PCB ballast capacitors is nearly 80-100% pure. oil PCB contaminated wastes in high efficiency boilersâ¢ It therefore appears that chemical waste landfills are the only disposal option for non-mineral Response to ISRI regarding the options for disposal of PCB Bulk Product Waste from the shredding of automobiles or household appliances (shredder fluff) Response to EPS about Use of Mineral Oil Dielectric Fluid as a Performance-Based Organic Decontamination Fluid â¦ (iv) Any person who manufactures or at any time manufactured PCB Capacitors or PCB Equipment, and acquired the PCB Capacitor in the course of such manufacturing, shall place the PCB Small Capacitors in a container meeting the DOT packaging requirements at 49 CFR parts 171 through 180 and dispose of them in accordance with either of the following: (A) Disposal in an incinerator which complies with § 761.70; or. disposing of dielectric fluid with PCB concentrations < 50 ppm to ensure that the facility is not in violation of any State regulations. It is the responsibility of our end-users to understand and abide by all relevant laws related to handling, processing and disposal of chemicals such as our Coolants. (ii) In a chemical waste landfill that complies with § 761.75; provided that if there are PCBs in a liquid state, the PCB Container shall first be drained and the PCB liquid disposed of in accordance with paragraph (a) of this section. Solvents may include kerosene, xylene, toluene, and other solvents in which PCBs are readily soluble. For purposes of this subparagraph, representative samples of mineral oil dielectric fluid are either samples taken in accordance with ASTM D 923-86 or ASTM D 923-89 or samples taken from a container that has been thoroughly mixed in a manner such that any PCBs in the container are uniformly distributed throughout the liquid in the container. Dielectric Fluid means a fluid intended to be used in medium to extra high voltage applications, e.g. (ii) Removal with subsequent action. (D) In a disposal facility approved under this part. (7) Storage of PCB Articles. A transformer is disclosed, including a tank housing a transformer core/coil assembly, a dielectric insulating fluid surrounding the core/coil assembly, the fluid comprising a vegetable oil, an antioxidant dissolved in the oil, and a low temperature additive blended into the oil, wherein the fluid defines a headspace above the fluid. (vi) Store all PCB wastes (treated and untreated PCB materials, testing samples, spent laboratory samples, residuals, untreated samples, contaminated media or instrumentation, clothing, etc.) (iv) No more than 1 kilogram total of pure PCBs per year is disposed of in all R&D for PCB disposal activities at a facility. (2) Filled to 50 percent or more of the volume of the pipe with grout (such as a hardening slurry consisting of cement, bentonite, or clay) or high density polyurethane foam. In all cases, the person must fill the interstitial space in the container with sufficient absorbent material (such as soil) to absorb any liquid PCBs remaining in the capacitors. We offer a broad range of highly-specialized services that are focused of significantly reducing their ongoing liability, risks and costs in â¦ Dielectric fluid with concentrations of less than 50 ppm can be (iii) The Regional Administrator may reduce the notice period required by paragraph (f)(1)(i) of this section from thirty days to a period of no less than five days in order to expedite interim approval of the chemical waste landfill located in Sedgwick County, Kansas. Clean spillage area thoroughly with plenty of water. Please note that this information is provided as general guidelines only, and you must comply with all country, state and local regulations for the disposal of all chemicals, regardless of our recommendations below. Here the workpiece is immersed in a dielectric fluid and material is removed by erosion caused by electrical discharge between the electrode and the workpiece. Immersive Liquid Cooling of IT Equipment Executive summary Understanding the TCO, material compatibility, safety, environmental impact, IT maintenance, and handling characteristics of dielectric fluids are key to choosing the right liquid cooling technology for your applications. One exception, is PCB-containing dielectric fluid that is hazardous only because it fails the toxicity characteristc for organics (i.e., hazardous waste codes D018-D043), this waste is exempt from RCRA regulation per 261.8. To better ensure that all Engineered Fluids products are correctly and properly disposed of, we have established our Engineered Fluids Recycling Program. Small capacitors are defined as those capacitors that contain less than 3 pounds of dielectric fluid. (A) Any person disposing of a natural gas pipeline system under paragraphs (b)(5)(i)(B) or (b)(5)(ii)(A)(1) of this section must characterize it for PCB contamination by analyzing organic liquids collected at existing condensate collection points in the natural gas pipeline system. (ii) For purposes of complying with the marking and disposal requirements, representative samples may be taken from either the common containers or the individual electrical equipment to determine the PCB concentration. § 761.60 Disposal requirements. (a) PCB liquids. (C) In a scrap metal recovery oven or smelter operating in compliance with § 761.72. Requests for approval to exceed the material limitations for PCBs in R&D for PCB disposal activities as specified in this section must be submitted in writing to the EPA Regional Administrator for the Region in which the facility conducting R&D for PCB disposal activities is located. Prevent further spillage if safe. The process for recycling requires that Engineered Fluids test samples of the Coolants to be recycled to ensure that the Coolants are properly handled during the recycling or disposal process. (3) For liquids from incidental sources, such as precipitation, condensation, leachate or load separation and are associated with PCB Articles or non-liquid PCB wastes, in a chemical waste landfill which complies with § 761.75 if: (ii) Information is provided to or obtained by the owner or operator of the chemical waste landfill that shows that the liquids do not exceed 500 ppm PCB and are not an ignitable waste as described in § 761.75(b)(8)(iii). (vi) Any person disposing of large PCB capacitors or small PCB capacitors described in paragraph (b)(2)(iv) of this section in a chemical waste landfill approved under § 761.75, shall first place them in a container meeting the DOT packaging requirements at 49 CFR parts 171 through 180. Engineered Fluids takes no responsibility for the disposal, handling, or other similar and related actions taken by users of our products. PRODUCT NAME: DIELECTRIC OIL SDS#: SDS-181 Page 4 of 12 according to local regulations (see section 13). Beta Fluid can be used in any equipment that uses liquid dielectric cooling oil. (v) Notwithstanding the restrictions imposed by paragraph (b)(2)(iii)(B) or (b)(2)(iv)(B) of this section, PCB capacitors may be disposed of in PCB chemical waste landfills that comply with § 761.75 subsequent to March 1, 1981, if EPA publishes a notice in the Federal Register declaring that those landfills are available for such disposal and explaining the reasons for the extension or reopening. Requests for approval of alternate methods that will be operated in more than one Region must be submitted to the Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, except for research and development activities involving less than 500 pounds of PCB material (see paragraph (i)(2) of this section). No other use of liquid containing PCBs at concentrations above the quantifiable level/level of detection removed from a natural gas pipeline system is authorized. The applicant must show that his or her method of destroying PCBs will not present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment. In addition, EPS also handles the recycling and disposal of various types of dielectric fluids. in compliance with § 761.65(b) and dispose of them according to the undiluted PCB concentration prior to treatment. Notwithstanding, EPA may, at its discretion, assign the authority to review and approve any aspect of a disposal system to the Office of Land and Emergency Management or to a Regional Administrator. EPA may permit disposal of PCB capacitors in EPA-approved chemical waste landfills after March 1, 1981, if in its opinion, (A) Adequate incineration capability for PCB capacitors is not available, or, (B) The incineration of PCB capacitors will significantly interfere with the incineration of liquid PCBs, or. Retrofill means to remove PCB or PCB-contaminated dielectric fluid and to replace it with either PCB, PCB-contaminated, or non-PCB dielectric fluid.