Lead-Based Paint Inspection Results, 2

POSTED BY on Jun 23 under Uncategorized

I get many questions about where the lead is in a given test result. If you look at the previous blog entry you can see a sample LBP Testing Data Sheet which contains the readings from the XRF Analyzer. Column “O”  Contains the Depth Index for each test result.   The results will be from 1 to 10.  There is not a specific depth for each number. The number is a numerical value indicating the amount of non-leaded paint (if any) detected by the analyzer. A Depth Index less than 1.5 indicates there is very little non-leaded paint covering the lead-based paint, or the lead is very near the surface layer. An index of 1.6 to 4.0 indicates a moderate amount of non-leaded paint is covering the detected lead-based paint. Depth indexes greater than 4.0 indicate the lead-based paint detected is deeply buried under layers of non-leaded paint.


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  1. Chung Pettiway February 4, 2012 9:08 pm

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