The True Cost of Asbestos (Part 2)

    During the month of January (2009) kicked off the testing on the tracking of the movements of waste across borders. Lombardy has launched a monitoring system with GPS. The trial have joined voluntarily, 7 transporters that have put a total available 69 tractors and 115 trailers. The notifications,verified, are #200, and Km’s of… Continua a leggere

The True Cost of Asbestos (Part 1)

Millions of tons of ACM (Asbestos Containing Materials) constitute a “Mega problem” cause the environmental impact of their removal and transport to landfills … But, also, a “mega deal”! On the basis of datas received by the government, regional and local authorities in the field and the subjects owners / operators of landfills, to June 30, 2012… Continua a leggere

asbestos in military and civil aircraft

  There is no certain information about the use of asbestos in military and civil aircraft. The reports include: • friction materials used in brakes; • the use of cartoons in cupboards for the storage of hot food; • the use of tele during welding of metal parts; • the use of seals. It is… Continua a leggere

Asbestos: Shipbuilding and Dismantling

“Europe is equipping itself for the controlled demolition of the ship. The practice of beaching, as in Turkey, India, Bangladesh and China, and working conditions, which make it the sector with the highest risk of fatal injury, will be gradually abandoned, but will remain, however, some of the black pages of Labour” In the means… Continua a leggere

The use of asbestos in thermal hydraulic

The use of asbestos in this area has been particularly widespread. The boilers of large dimensions, in particular the steam generators had the insulation of the boiler body made with panels or flake asbestos. Usually the material was positioned between the cover sheet of the boiler shell and the refractory. The boilers smaller (Monthly) had… Continua a leggere

Asbestos in the Glass Industry

The glass industry has made ​​extensive use of asbestos-containing materials, the insulation of the tank furnaces to consumables. The glass industry Mechanical Hollow, so called to distinguish it from the hollow glass art, made ​​use of fabrics for the lining of parts of machines that had contact with the article just formed, and then at… Continua a leggere

Asbestos: Glossary of terms

  ‘Airborne asbestos’ means any fibres of asbestos small enough to be made airborne. For the purposes of monitoring airborne asbestos fibres, only ʻrespirable fibresʼ are counted; ‘Asbestos’ means the following fibrous silicates: (a) asbestos actinolite, CAS No 77536-66-4(*); (b) asbestos grunerite (amosite), CAS No 12172-73-5(*); (c) asbestos anthophyllite, CAS No 77536-67-5(*); (d) chrysotile, CAS No 12001-29-5(*);… Continua a leggere

Asbestos Do’s and Don’ts for the Homeowner

•Do leave undamaged asbestos-containing materials alone. •Do keep activities to a minimum in any areas having damaged material that may contain asbestos, including limiting children’s access to any materials that may contain asbestos. •Do take every precaution to avoid damaging asbestos-containing material. •Do have removal and major repair done by people trained and qualified in… Continua a leggere