Proper decontamination begins with rapid and thorough equipment preservation and stabilization.
Time is of the essence when preserving and stabilizing equipment. Minutes and hours can be critical to the future reliability of the impacted equipment, and careful attention must be given to the unique characteristics of business critical electronic and electrical equipment. Simple measures, such as not energizing contaminated equipment before it has been deemed safe to turn on, installing dehumidifiers to reduce moisture and stabilize the environment, and applying metal preserving compounds designed to stop or slow down corrosion are effective preservation techniques that are critical for all equipment stakeholders to be aware of.
AREPA is an industry leader in the science of equipment restoration, utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and proprietary chemicals developed over the past 25 years to provide the highest quality restoration services. In addition, AREPA has the largest staff of full-time, skilled restoration technicians in the industry, utilizing full-time experts with an average tenure of over 10 years in the equipment restoration profession.
We have performed hundreds of equipment preservation and stabilization projects with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, National, State and local governments, large universities and public schools, to manufacturing companies, scientific laboratories, energy companies and hospitals. Through effective equipment preservation and stabilization methods, we have saved our clients hundreds of millions of dollars in equipment replacement costs, downtime and revenue, while enabling them to focus on maintaining valuable relationships with their own customers.
*Hughes Associates, Inc. “Fire Effects on Electrical and Electronic Equipment”, United States Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management Office of Defense Programs, 1996.