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Facility-Related Systems, Equipment, and Supplies

Category Application
Alternatives
ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS
(Mercury chloride as reagent)
Sequential Multi-Channel Auto-analyzer (SMCA) AU 2000Ion Selective Electrode
BAROMETERS AND MANOMETERSMonitoring air pressure, weather conditions
Flow meters and controllers for natural gas supplies
Bourdon tube
Electronic gauges
Non-mercury flow meters
COMMERCIAL CLEANING AGENTS
Bleach
Detergents
Scouring powders
Soaps
Cleaning and disinfectionMercury may be a contaminant in these products. Use alternate brands with lower mercury levels or no detectable mercury
DC WATT HOUR METERSE.g., Duncan - no longer made, but may still be in use 
DISPLACEMENT/PLUNGER RELAYPower supply
switching lighting
Electric commercial appliances
 
FLAME SENSOR/SAFETY VALVE
Stainless steel bulb, capillary tube, bellows/control device
Main gas burners w/ standing pilot or electrical ignition pilot:
  • some infrared heaters (component supplied by Robertshaw and Harper-Wyman)
  • Some furnaces (components supplied by White Rodgers)
  • Commercial kitchen appliances
 
LAMPS Fluorescent
Bilirubin blue
General purpose
High output
Germicidal lamps
Cold cathode
Hot cathode
Slimline
Metal halide high pressure sodium vapor
Mercury vapor ultra-violet spectral lamps
Neon (all colors except red, orange and pink)
High intensity discharge
Fluorescent lights certified to pass EPA TCLP test for mercury and lead
Mercury- and lead-free high pressure sodium lamps
Energy efficient lighting systems
PAINT Mercury-based anti-mildew agentsNon-mercury biocides
RELAYS AND SWITCHESDISPLACEMENT/PLUNGER RELAYS:
  • High current/voltage lighting
  • Power supply switching
  • Tungsten lighting
  • Wetted reed relay/wetter reed switch: test, calibration, measurement equipment
TILT SWITCHES:
  • Airflow/fan limit control
  • Building security systems
  • Chest freezer lid switches
  • Fire alarm box switches
  • Fluid level controls
  • Pressure control
  • Silent light switches
  • Temperature controls
Mechanical and solid state relays
Mechanical switches
Magnetic dry reed switches
Optic sensors
THERMOSTATSTemperature control in rooms, incubators, refrigerators etc.Thermostat with bi-metallic strip
Snap switches
Electronic type
THERMOMETERSVariousElectronic (digital)
Non-mercury liquid filled
WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS
Contaminant in sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid
pH adjustmentLower mercury content chemicals from alternate suppliers
Alternative neutralizing chemicals such as hydrochloric acid


 
This page was last updated on Sep 20, 2018