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Subject: Re: x-ray transformer

Date: 05/28/01 at 12:07 AM
Posted by: Mike Gray
E-mail: mike@amerytel.net
Message Posted:

In Reply to: x-ray transformer posted by Godfrey Loudner on 05/27/01 at 1:59 PM:

Hi Godfrey,
It's my understanding that prior to 1962, there were SOME X-ray manufacturers that used oil containing PCB's. 1962 was the year that the Federal Government banned the use of PCB's in all industrial products. I can't tell you specifically which manufacturers did or did not use PCB's in their oil. You might be able to find out that information directly from the manufacture in question. If you own a transformer that was made prior to 1962, then you would be wise to be on the "safe side" by assuming that it does contain PCB oil, until you find out for sure what it is. There are some web sites that I have found a couple of years ago that have articles about PCB's in transformer oil. I don't recall the url's but I'm sure you can find them by searching on key words "PCB oil", or something like that.


Mike Gray
Amery X-ray, Inc.

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