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1 Environmental Education Associates Asbestos in Construction

2 Asbestos What Is It? 1-2 Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, found in rock form and is mined from the earth similar to iron, lead, and other minerals

3 Asbestos What Is It? 1-3 Asbestos minerals share some common characteristics Naturally occurring from Ores rich in Magnesium, Calcium, Silica, and Iron High tensile strength along the axis of the fiber Chemically inert Non-combustible

4 Asbestos What Is It? 1-4 Asbestos minerals share some common characteristics High electrical resistance and good sound absorbing properties Can be woven into cables, fabrics or other textiles, and also matted into asbestos papers, felts or mats

5 1-5 Background Asbestos is originally a Greek word that means unquenchable, or inextinguishable For hundreds of years asbestos was referred to as a Magic Mineral due to its amazing properties and versatility of use

6 1-6 Background It has yet to be replaced with a material that has the same properties Because of its amazing properties, approximately 36 million metric tons were used worldwide in well over 3000 products between the years 1900 and 1980

7 Asbestos: Historical Use 1-7 Stone Age: possible use in pottery Greeks: curtains, tablecloths, wicks Egypt: Cloth Romans: burial cloths China: gunpowder Russia: first mining (1720) Canada/US: commercial mining (1880) US: first federal regulations (1971) BC AD

8 1-8 History Industrial Revolution Mining rapidly increased in the 20 th century Johns Manville (1901- Present) World War II---- Ships and Shipyards (1940 s) Other mines surfaced in Africa and S. Africa

9 More than 1/2 of the buildings built between contain asbestos 1-9

10 1-10 History Asbestos use expanded to include acoustical and decorative purposes

11 How is it Extracted? 1-11 Asbestos is a mineral that comes from the earth After it is mined, the ore is milled During the milling process the asbestos fibers are isolated

12 How is it Extracted? 1-12 The milled fibers are mixed with binders, fillers and other materials to make various products The specific use depends on the properties of the specific type of fiber

13 1-13

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16 The first commercial asbestos mine opened in 1870 in Quebec, Canada. 1-16

17 Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) Classifications 1-17 Surfacing Materials Sprayed/troweled-on materials Thermal System Insulations Insulating material used to prevent heat loss/gain Miscellaneous Materials Any ACM that is not considered to be surfacing material or thermal system insulting

18 Some Common Uses and Applications 1-18 Sprayed-on or Troweled-on Fireproofing/Soundproofing Acoustical Plaster Soundproofing Pipe and Thermal Systems Insulation (TSI) Cementitious (Transite) or Polymer Pipe and Pipe Lining Wallboard, Plaster and Compounds Acoustical Ceiling Tiles and Mastic Vinyl or Asphalt Floor Tiles and Mastic

19 Some Common Uses and Applications 1-19 Roofing Materials (eg, shingles, felt, patch materials) Window Glazing and Caulking Materials Electrical Insulating Materials *** only Laboratory Analysis of actual materials can confirm the presence of asbestos

20 1-20 Surfacing Materials These are materials that are either sprayed, troweled-on or otherwise applied to surfaces Spray on fireproofing and insulation beams and ceilings Paints and textured coatings stucco

21 Spray on Insulation 1-21

22 Surfacing Material 1-22

23 Ceiling Plaster 1-23

24 Thermal System Insulation 1-24 This is ACM that has been applied to pipes, fittings, boilers, breeching, tanks, ducts or other structural components to prevent heat loss or heat gain Corrugated cardboard pipe insulation Layered cardboard pipe insulation Lagging Boilers and breaching Preformed pipe insulation Tanks, air handling units Mud fittings joint/plaster compound Wrap Fiberglass- asbestos mastic Paper cloth

25 1-25

26 Thermal System Insulation 1-26

27 Multiple Applications? 1-27

28 Exterior Pipe Insulation 1-28

29 Pipe Insulation 1-29

30 Air-Cell Insulation 1-30

31 Damaged Pipe Insulation 1-31

32 Damaged Boiler Insulation 1-32

33 Repair of Damaged Boiler Insulation 1-33

34 Vermiculite 1-34

35 Mudded Joint Elbow Insulation 1-35

36 Boiler Tank Insulation 1-36

37 Duct Insulation 1-37

38 Doors to Boilers 1-38

39 Miscellaneous - Floor Covering 1-39 Vinyl asbestos floor tile Linoleum Asphalt tile Vinyl sheet flooring Mastic (glue)

40 Miscellaneous - Floor Covering 1-40 Floor Tile & mastic Ceiling tiles & glue Roofing felt Concrete pipe Outdoor siding Fabrics

41 Floor Tile 1-41

42 Floor Tile Mastic 1-42

43 Cove Molding Mastic 1-43

44 1-44 Ceiling Materials Ceiling Tiles Ceiling Tile Mastic

45 Acoustical Ceiling Tile 1-45

46 False Ceiling Tile 1-46

47 Ceiling Tile Mastic 1-47

48 Other Miscellaneous Materials 1-48 Asbestos Cement Products (Transite): Siding Roofing Wallboard Corrugated and flat roofing sheets Cladding Partitions and boards Pipes

49 Transite Pipe 1-49

50 Transite Sleeve 1-50

51 Exterior Transite Wallboard 1-51

52 Transite Roofing 1-52

53 Transite Panels 1-53

54 Transite Panel 1-54

55 Transite Panel with Damage 1-55

56 Transite Siding 1-56

57 Bondstrand or HAVAC Poly-resin Pipe 1-57

58 Bondstrand / HAVAC Poly-resin Elbows 1-58

59 Mastic 1-59

60 Window Glaze 1-60

61 Caulk 1-61

62 Silver Roof Paint 1-62

63 Roof Repairs 1-63

64 Fire-Stop Insulation 1-64

65 Wallboard 1-65

66 Textured Bridge Paint 1-66

67 Pipe Insulation 1-67

68 Electrical Components 1-68

69 Electrical Breakers - Lugs 1-69

70 Sleeve Adaptor / Bushing 1-70

71 Orangeberg 1-71

72 Debris/Incidental Disturbance 1-72

73 Asbestos Regulations 1-73 State & Federal regulations require identification & abatement of asbestos prior to disturbance Inspection & abatement must be conducted by certified personnel

74 1-74 Contact Us l

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