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PCBs Training workshop in Alexandria February 24th – 27 th , 2014


PCBs sound management chapter A part 1 Classification of PCBs


STOCKHOLM CONVENTION

• -Stockholm Convention (S.C) is the international convention about persistent Organic Pollutant- (POPs) under the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) - S.C Entered in to force May 2004 -Egypt signed and ratified RESPECTIVLY 2002 and 02-05-2003


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 -Controls and or Bans the use of POPs -Especially for PCBs sets a phase out date 2025 +3 years, if necessary -Phase out of equipment containing more than 50ppm Liquid PCBs


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PCBs Classification PCBs Classifications: -PCBs: liquid containing more than 10.000ppm PCBs or 5 liter -PCBs contaminated: containing liquid PCBs 50-500ppm or 5 liter -PCBs equipment: containing PCBs more than 50ppm or 0,05liter -non PCBs: solids and liquids with less <50ppm (mg/Kg)


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Classification of transformers

Next follows a proposal to mark transformers using colors Note!! That the same coloring system can be used for capacitors and other equipment


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Classification of transformers


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Marking of transformers Categories of Transformer and PCBs contamination 

Transformer: PCBs free!!

Transformer: PCBs oil !!

Transformer Repaired / Refurbished: PCBs contaminated!!, (plate or not, manufactured before 1986, maintenance schedule, Then Assume to be PCBs contaminated, until negative results ??


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Marking of transformers Categories of Transformer and PCBs contamination ď&#x201A;¨

Transformer: PCBs free!!


STOCKHOLM CONVENTION

Marking of transformers Categories of Transformer and PCBs contamination

ď&#x201A;¨

Transformer: PCBs oil !!


STOCKHOLM CONVENTION

Marking of transformers Categories of Transformer and PCBs contamination

ď&#x201A;¨

Transformer Repaired / Refurbished: PCBs contaminated!!, (plate or not, manufactured before 1986, maintenance schedule, Then Assume to be PCBs contaminated, until negative results ??


Classification of transformers using Colour code


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 Than you very much for your attention !

 Panos Ioakimidis  ecoterra@otenet.gr  ioakimidispan@gmail.com


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