From: TILAK CHANDRA <tilak.chandra**At_Symbol_Here**WISC.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Protecting Vacuum Lines during renovations
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:45:51 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: BLUPR06MB113A3ED7C43CF3F6ABF695888DF0**At_Symbol_Here**

Hi Brandon:


Is it possible to replace the mercury with other safe alternatives, such as oil?


Thank you.




From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L@PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of Chance, Brandon
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 4:19 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Protecting Vacuum Lines during renovations




We have a building wide lab renovation project starting up that involves ventilation upgrades and installation of sprinkler systems.  A number of these labs have glass vacuum line systems that are 6-12ft long, some containing various mercury containing components.  Due to the size and intricacy of the systems, there is a significant hazard involved with dismantling them and the labs would like to leave them in place and have them protected in some fashion. 


Does anyone have any recommendations to have them crated in place or whom would be the best type of company to reach out to?  I wouldn’t trust a standard crating company with this project and we are currently reaching out to the local scientific gas blower that made the systems for his suggestions. 


Thoughts would be appreciated. 





Brandon S. Chance, M.S., CCHO

Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety

Office of Risk Management

Southern Methodist University 

PO Box 750231 | Dallas, TX  75275-0231

T) 214.768.2430 | M) 469-978-8664


"… our job in safety is to make the task happen, SAFELY; not to interfere with the work…” Neal Langerman



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