IPARC provides treatments in its own ICM service centres in London and Brussels. Private individuals, foundations and institutions are regular clients. To book your object or collection for pest eradication – whether it is textile, sculpture, framed painting, panel paintings, polychromic and ethnographic objects or archive materials, our conservators are available to assess the objects for treatment.
We typically require this type of information:
- What the object is made of
- If possible, how and where it has been stored and for how long
- The full dimensions (H x W x D) of the object
- When you would like to have it treated
- Any other details or description regarding the general condition of the object
- Photographs are always appreciated.
An average treatment cycle in our service centre takes 24 hours. As such it is a valuable option for loans and quarantines. We recommend that you have your object treated by ICM® before commencing any conservation or consolidation work. Any infested object admitted into the IPARC studio will be treated prior to conservation. However, depending on the type of conservation, recently restored objects can be treated as well. We will be able to advise you on a case-by-case basis.
The mobile chamber system is integrated in a truck. It evolved from the static chambers that have operated since the mid 1980’s on the continent and in London since 1994. The owners or keepers of large collections of valuable works of art and antiques can treat their infested pieces on site. An on-site treatment in the mobile chamber minimizes the handling and movement of objects, avoids creating unnecessary security risks and obviates additional insurance cover.
The site should be equipped with the following infrastructure:
- Accessibility for the 3,9 metres high, 9 metres long and 2,6 metres wide vehicle
- Even and level surface to park the truck
- 24/7 access to the truck for our staff
- 380V/32A electrical connection, within 20m of the treatment
- Running water/regular tap, within 20m of the treatment site
- Preferably WIFI connection for remote access to the treatment control PC.
A typical treatment cycle in the mobile unit including loading and unloading takes 20 – 30 hours.
Following treatment, a report is provided with the graphs, pictures before and after treatment and relevant data (temperature, RH, length of holding phase). A Guarantee and Certificate of 100% success in eradiation of all stages in the life cycle of an insect is presented on payment of invoice.
Collection owners who require their own chamber on the premises have the option to lease or purchase a static chamber. Chambers are built to order, and sizes may vary according to the available space on site. Contracts include all costs of rental, installation, insurance of the chamber, programming, assessment by our staff and reporting and exclude energy costs. We deliver, install and operate worldwide. Our staff will assess the objects to be treated, will program the treatment cycle and will provide the reporting. Our maintenance network also spans across all continents.