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XRF Units for Wx. NASCSP Seattle, Washington September 21, 2011. Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. Indiana’s Decision. Between 2006-2008 IHCDA purchased an XRF unit for each of our sub grantees to use in their weatherization program

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nascsp seattle washington september 21 2011
XRF Units for Wx

NASCSP

Seattle, Washington

September 21, 2011

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

indiana s decision
Indiana’s Decision

Between 2006-2008 IHCDA purchased an XRF unit for each of our sub grantees to use in their weatherization program

  • Cost- Approx. $13,000/ea after discount
  • 27 Purchased in total- 9/yr for three consecutive years.
  • Training provided to a number of individuals at each agency to become certified for use.
benefits
Benefits
  • Time- Testing takes 30 seconds as opposed to days
  • Avoided Cost- In 15 minutes we know whether LSW Practices will be necessary
  • Linkages to Technology- Upload, print, file, done.
  • Environmental Benefits- No lead wipes, test swabs, or shipping to labs
challenges
Challenges
  • Amount of Training- Certification takes a full week.
  • Cost- At $10k-15K per unit, these aren’t cheap
  • Maximizing utilization by sub grantees
  • Monitoring

Photo courtesy of www.niton.com

opportunities
Opportunities
  • Fee for Service Work
  • Advanced Training
  • Homeowner Safety and Education

Photo courtesy of www.bayarealeaddetectors.com

doe precautions
DOE Precautions
  • Do not attempt to resource these units with DOE funds
  • In our state plan we don’t mention much in terms of cost avoidance or widespread usage
  • Keep Every Printout
where can i get one
Where Can I Get One?

Three Sources (I have been able to find):

  • Niton- www.niton.com
  • RMD Instruments- http://www.rmd-lpa1.com/
  • Olympus- http://www.olympus-ims.com/en/xrf-xrd/delta-handheld/delta-lead-paint/
ongoing costs
Ongoing Costs

Resourcing- Can cost between $3,000 and $5,000

Training- Maintenance of EPA Lead Assessor and Inspector Certifications

Manufacturer Requirements- Periodically new technology will force manufacturer upgrades

indiana contact
Indiana Contact
  • Paul Krievins,

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

phone: 317-233-5372 or

email at [email protected]

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