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Contamination Fixative
« on: Aug 15, 2003, 12:32 »
??? Does anyone know where I can Buy a 55 Gal. drum of contamination fixative for low level removeable?

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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #1 on: Aug 15, 2003, 01:14 »
Numerous suppliers in the industry - Bartlett, Penetek and others.  Try taking a look at Nuclear News Buyers Guide or one of the other on-line service/supplier sources.
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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #2 on: Aug 15, 2003, 01:27 »
epoxy paint is the cheapest and most durable.

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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #3 on: Aug 15, 2003, 01:30 »
Follow-up - strippable coating suppliers

ALARA 1146- T J McNamara / Williams Power Corp 410-620-3373

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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #4 on: Aug 15, 2003, 03:17 »
elmers glue/thinned with a little h2o in a spray bottle for small items/areas

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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #5 on: Aug 18, 2003, 07:10 »
talk with yer local asbestos abatement guy.  their encapsulate is darned good.
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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #6 on: Aug 18, 2003, 09:02 »
Regular house paint or that which is acceptable by your target disposal site will do.

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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #7 on: Aug 20, 2003, 04:47 »
Any kind of cheap liquid floor wax is great.

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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #8 on: Aug 20, 2003, 06:46 »
normguy.... so no that yinze got alla these answers, what are ya fixating?  permanent for areas to be used in a  non-rad venue, or for disposal?
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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #9 on: Oct 10, 2003, 01:32 »
The commercial fixative paints, such as Bartlett PBS, work well.  But, if you need something local and fast, consider the fine print on the MSDS for many fixatives.....

Latex paint mixed with acrylic floor wax.  Apply with airless sprayer.

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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #10 on: Oct 22, 2003, 12:46 »
Home Depot carries a brand of spray rubberized coating for tool handles and slip-proofing stairs etc. About 6 bucks a can and sets up like a thin layer of semi-hard rubber. Very durable and comes in many colors.

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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2004, 08:00 »
Has anyone had any experience with Master-Lee coatings?

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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2004, 01:59 »
Seen it (instacoat) used during decomissioning at SONGS U-1 cavity.  Pretty impressive, I'm not sure as to the specifics but seem to remember it was a two part mix with a heated catalyst, not just your run of the mill airless sprayer application!

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Re: Contamination Fixative
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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2004, 05:51 »
Here is a pitfall to avoid with a fixative.

Excellent work! Fruit flies and other pests could indeed be attracted to some of the more "environmentally friendly" compositions on the market today. Looks like a good reason to use caution with off the shelf products from Home Depot and other non-nuke providers of materials.
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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2004, 09:34 »
Good Point Marlin, Radioactive Fruit Flies...Sounds like a good name for a B movie.

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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #16 on: Aug 11, 2004, 11:00 »
And what is the shipping cost from india to the states?

Offline HydroDave63

Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #17 on: Aug 15, 2004, 05:58 »
Sir:

You can get the material, Contamination Fixative, from:

Prasanna Enterprises,
30/53, Kalaimagal Nagar II Main Road,
Chennai -600097, India

e-mail: gopirs@vsnl.com

I doubt any facility in the US would allow its use without an accompanying MSDS

Offline JessJen

Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #18 on: Aug 15, 2004, 08:52 »
theyll need an MSDS for transportation purposes to start with unless its classified as a consumer commodity....which I truly truly doubt. 

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Re: Contamination Fixative
« Reply #19 on: Aug 19, 2004, 11:38 »
Call T.J. McNamara @ cell 410-441-0166 office 410-620-3373.  He has two products DBC-1400 waterborne encapsulant and ALARA 1146 cavity decon strippable coating.  I have had great sucess with both at Oak Ridge National Lab and Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site.  Used both for control and decon of large areas > 500k dpm of PU, U, and MAFP.  The cost is not that bad and I never had to reapply.  Good Luck with your search.
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