Penewet is a ready-to-use, colorless wetting agent/surfactant solution incorporating advanced concepts in surface chemistry. It provides powerful wetting, penetrating and coalescing of Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) to permit handling and removal of these materials under damp, dust-free conditions.
Removing friable (ACM) can send clouds of fibers and dust billowing into the workplace. Spraying with Penewet from Fiberlock eliminates the hazard by wetting the ACM and making it safe to handle.
A surface treated with Penewet stays wet at least 5 times longer than surfaces treated with simple detergent solutions. Penewet’s chemically advanced wetting/penetrating/binding action saturates the entire mass of ACM, making it easy to scrape and bag the damp ACM without releasing dangerous asbestos fibers.
Penewet is a nonflammable, water-based, non-toxic liquid that will not corrode aluminum components of spray equipment.
Warning! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint from any surface, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH approved respirator to control lead exposure. Carefully clean up with a wet mop or HEPA vacuum. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and you family by contacting the U.S. EPA/Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323) or log on to www.epa.gov/lead.
Apply Penewet with an airless or pump sprayer.
Apply Penewet initially at full strength. Wait a few minutes after the first application and re-spray to ensure adequate penetration and saturation of ACM. After determining the proper rate of spray that is effective for the removal of the ACM, and documenting acceptable fiber count levels. Air monitoring results will determine the suitability of this procedure.
Tools and drippings should be cleaned with warm soapy water. Follow equipment manufacturer’s directions to clean spray equipment. Dispose of all waste according to current Local, State and Federal regulations.
Store in a dry place at temperatures between 40°F and 100°F. Approved respirators must be used to prevent inhalation of asbestos fibers that may be present in the air. Protective clothing should be worn.
Careful consideration should be given to all EPA, OSHA, and State regulations in effect at the time of application of Penewet. The EPA, through the Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances, has issued a report headed “Guidance for Controlling Friable Asbestos Containing Materials in Buildings”, EPA 560/5 85-024 June 1985, containing the proper data, cautions and procedures for asbestos control. Copies are available from: TSCA Industry Asst. Office, EPA TS-799, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460, (202) 554-1404
|Approved Use||Asbestos Remediation|
|Max Coverage Per Gallon||500|
|pH||7.5 - 8.5|