Asbestos Pipe, Duct & Boiler Insulation Cheshire Connecticut
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Hot water boiler systems are made up of three main components. Firstly the primary heating component or firebox. This part acts as a passage for heat transfer to the second part which is a boiler tank or a sealed unit containing water. Boiling water produces steam which is supplied to the third component. This network of pressurized pipes and ducts deliver power to turn propellers or turbines. It also includes heated forced air for warming of the building.
There were two types of boiler workers. Workers who constructed boilers in factories were one class which were initially exposed to asbestos fibers. Those who installed used and maintained asbestos-insulated boilers were the second group at-risk for asbestos exposure.
Asbestos insulation was widely used on heating pipes, sometimes on water pipes, and occasionally on other pipes in buildings. This asbestos insulating product appears most often as a gray-white corrugated paper but it might also appear as plaster or cementitious paste on pipe elbows, valves, or on other irregular components.
Why You Need an Asbestos Pipe, Duct & Boiler Insulation Connecticut Service?
Also, Asbestos pipe insulation is still more in use and are quite visible in abandoned building pipes, compared with fiberglass pipe insulation technology. Asbestos pipe insulation materials should have been removed during asbestos abatement, and so form an indication of amateur workmanship, raising the question of asbestos particle contamination in other building areas. Asbestos pipe insulation was very widely used in buildings and also on ships and on some industrial equipment.
Every worker around these boilers was exposed somewhere or the other to airborne asbestos particles. New manufacturing required workers to handle and modify more asbestos products. Installers needed to cut, drill, sand and shape asbestos. Maintainers had the job to repair damaged, frail and failing asbestos products. Every one of these unprotected workers ends up inhaling countless amounts of tiny asbestos fibers.
Asbestos Insulation Connecticut- Use of Asbestos Pipe Wrap & Duct Wrap
Asbestos was used as insulation around pipe wrap and duct wrap. Because of its heat resistant properties, thus it was found very effective as insulation material. Due to the high heat that ducts and pipes exert, we needed something that could hold up more of it and as well as containing it.
The major building parts where asbestos can still be found in use include:
Asbestos in Boiler Rooms
Boiler components often contain asbestos. This includes block insulation around boiler bases, insulation, sealants, cement powder, pipe wraps, fillers, and much more.
Asbestos in Boiler Systems
Boiler systems often contain asbestos, since every part of a boiler system requires heat control.
Asbestos Floor Tiles
Asbestos floor tiles are found in just about every older school, municipal building, police department, commercial building, etc.
Asbestos Pipe Wrapping
Certain old pipes can still closely be observed and found out that their asbestos dust seems to be coming out.
We are here to assist building buyers, owners or inspectors who need to identify asbestos materials (or probable-asbestos) in buildings by simple visual inspection and not just that but to help you get rid of it if it is falling apart.
Asbestos wrap that is on the outside of heating supply ducts is less likely to release fibers into the duct as they create positive pressure. The concern would be to those in the area where the asbestos is still present. However, asbestos wrap that is on the outside of return ducts, pose more of a threat as they create negative pressure. If the duct is damaged, fibers could be released and blown throughout the home. So why don’t you let us deal with the problem?
Why Do You Need an Expert for Asbestos Pipe, Duct & Boiler Insulation Services?
Asbestos abatement and removal require a high level of expertise due to the hazardous nature of asbestos fibers if released into the air. At Abatement Solutions, we adhere to strict regulatory guidelines to assure that asbestos materials are removed or contained without risk to health or safety, and with a minimum of disruption to property.
Abatement Solutions works diligently to see that any violations are corrected promptly. Our certified workers are trained to work on commercial, residential, industrial and institutional facilities. You can rely on us to make sure that your building is in compliance with CT DPH, US EPA, and OSHA.
We have completed thousands of asbestos removal and asbestos encapsulation projects ranging in size from a single asbestos pipe fitting to projects in the millions of dollars. We service residential, commercial and industrial clients throughout the State of Connecticut. We do work for several clients such as, local schools, and likely someone in your neighborhood.