Maintenance Tips &Tricks – 2000 – #10

By Plant Engineering Staff August 1, 2000
Identifying asbestos
Problem: There are hundreds of pipes running through the plant, and some have asbestos insulation. How can just these few be identified at a glance?

Solution: Color code the insulation banding that goes over the jacketing. All pipes with the aluminum banding are free of asbestos.

Contributor: Mike Recker, Clark Refining, Lima Refinery, Lima, OH; 419-226-2384

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