Rutgers University is the only EPA sponsored training center with a permanent place for students to receive hands-on experience. This radon mitigation laboratory is affectionately referred to as the Super Slab.
At the Super Slab students can study the twelve most common radon fans by running each one through a piping configuration. Students can compare pressure and air flow changes of individual fans running through pipes and fittings of different sizes. Each elbow fitting can be tested with an individual gauge that shows airflow pressure drop. The airflow can be also be routed to a slab floor simulator that mimics a slab with gravel or just soil beneath it. This allows students to visualize and understand how all these components affect the final goal of drawing radon gas out from under a slab.
In addition to the piping system, the Super Slab contains four different full-size radon-in-water mitigation systems. Students consistently rate their experience in the Super Slab as one of the top features of the class.
The Super Slab has been re-located two times to its present location in the State Operator Training Center. Each re-location has given our lead mitigation instructor, Bill Brodhead, a chance to expand the lab’s features and equipment. Bill is considered one of the most knowledgeable and well known radon mitigation experts in the country. His popular website, www.wpb-radon.com, provides radon mitigation professionals with fan comparisons, research papers, and extensive radon information.
If you want to be certified to do radon mitigation, sign up for the three-day course today!