||Assessment of the use of selected replacement fluids for PCBS in electrical equipment
Westin, R. A.
||United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Toxic Substances.; Versar, Inc.
||Office of Toxic Substances, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
||EPA/560/6-77/008; 474-5D; EPA-68-01-3259
Polychlorinated biphenyls--Environmental aspects ;
Polychlorinated biphenyls--Toxicology ;
Environmental impacts ;
Chlorine organic compounds ;
Heat transfer ;
Cost analysis ;
Electric motors ;
Dielectric properties ;
Phthalic acids ;
Fire safety ;
Environmental chemical substitutes ;
||OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
This report summarizes the required physical and electrical properties of liquids used as dielectric and cooling fluids in transformers, electromagnets, electric motors, and capacitors. Prior to 1977, PCBs were widely used in all of these applications and provided excellent fire safety. The use of PCBs was banned by the Toxic Substances Control Act. The new materials that were developed as substitutes for PCBs in these applications are discussed in light of the required properties and the performance trade-offs that resulted from their use.
"PB-296377." "March 1, 1979." Report performed by Versar, Inc. Bibliography: p. 96-99.