What is Asbestos and Asbestos removal?
Definition of Asbestos:
‘Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material the name covers any of six incombustible, chemical-resistant, fibrous minerals of impure magnesium silicate, occurring in either serpentine or amphibole form, and used historically in many products, including fire proofing, electrical insulation, building materials, brake linings and chemical filters. Owing to health hazards, notably lung damage from asbestos inhalation, use of asbestos has been restricted and its removal has been mandated in many instances’.
Where is Asbestos used?
Asbestos was widely used as an insulation and fire proofing solution. In particular, it found its way into products like ceiling tiles, pipe insulation, boilers, sprayed coatings and garage roof tiles in buildings such as houses, factories, offices, schools and hospitals. It was even used in clothing, a handkerchief in the 18th Century, and Charlemagne the Roman Emperor was said to have a tablecloth made entirely from ‘Salamander Hair/Wool’ – the Roman name for asbestos.
Why should we remove asbestos?
It has now been proven that the fibres from asbestos can cause serious harm to people’s health. Asbestos inhalation can lead to breathing problems, lung cancer and mesothelioma, causing around 5000 deaths every year, with around 500 new cases coming to light yearly.
As this has become an important issue, the need to remove asbestos has increased over the years.
How can we help you remove asbestos?
Masterflex manufacture hoses on-site that can be designed to suit your asbestos removal requirements. One hose in particular that would help the removal of asbestos is the Masterclip Vinyl.
This can be produced:
– in either grey or red material
– 6 or 8 metre lengths as standard, lengths up to 25 metres to order.
Properties of Master Clip Vinyl
• smallest bending radii
• highly flexible
• extremely compressible to approx. 1:6
• outer chafing protection spiral
• high tension-proof connection of wall-lining and spiral via special clamp mechanism
• adheres to TRBS 2153 (Zone 1, 21) for non-flammable dusts and gases with low conductivity for dissipation of electrostatic charges with double-ended grounding of clips and gradient of < 30 mm
• robust and inexpensive
•-20°C to +70°C
•peaks to +80°C
For more information about cost and delivery of asbestos removal hoses, or to chat about removing asbestos then simply contact our office.
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Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066 Fax: 0161 626 9066
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