Industrial Surplus of Massachusetts is a provider of Circuit Breaker Oil Disposal. Thousands of oil circuit breakers are used throughout the Commonwealth. These large electrical switches are used to connect and disconnect high-voltage electrical currents used by towns and cities across the Commonwealth. Due to the intense volume of the electric current passing through the breakers, the breaker chamber is filled with oil. These high currents result in extreme temperatures and residual electrical currents inside the circuit chamber. To combat these problems, the chamber is filled with a non pcb oil. The oil is heated to the point of partial evaporation. The gasses produced exit a valve in the breaker unit and pass into the atmosphere. non pcb oil is found to be much less hazardous and toxic to the environment than pcb oils, which is the byproduct of producing coal tar.
When deciding on which type of circuit breaker to purchase, oil circuit breaker buyers should consider that oil circuit breakers have fewer moving parts than other types of high voltage breakers. This results in a decrease in repair and maintenance costs for the oil circuit breaker buyer. Also, oil circuit breaker contacts contain OCBs seal which protects against dirt and grime. Further, the oil containing units assist in cooling the unit more efficiently, thus protecting it against malfunction. last no pcb oil assists in dissipating any residual charge left by the high voltage current after it is broken.
There are a few things to remember before initiating oil circuit breaker disposal. First and foremost is the health and welfare of the environment. Next, is the proper breakdown of the unit. Proper safety equipment should be available for the technicians, this includes respirators and body gear. All technicians should have current knowledge in CPR and first aid. Additionally, check with the disposal company in advance to insure the unit is broken down according to state regulations. Finally, have a contingency plan in place in case of an emergency before the transportation of hazardous materials is attempted.