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