Asbestos Glossary Important Terms you Should Know About Asbestos

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Whatever industry you are studying or working in, you will be using certain terms and language. For a person not belonging to the field, those phrases and words can be confusing. Similar is the case with the asbestos control industry. Since it’s something every property owner can experience, you should know the common phrases, acronyms, and terms. Here are some common terms that can help you communicate and comprehend asbestos removal requirements effectively.

  • Air Monitoring: The procedure of calculating airborne levels in a particular area over time is called air monitoring. It includes drawing an air volume via a filtered cassette along with the pore size and counting the fibre number gathered on the filter.
  • Decontamination Facility: A place built to protect the asbestos fibres from spreading beyond the boundary line. The area covers a series of rooms like shower room, clean room, dirty room, and equipment transfer area. Its major purpose is to allow the personnel to arrive and leave or for safe removal of the waste material.
  • Glove Bag: This refers to a plastic bag of polythene with long sleeve gloves attached to it. It is particularly designed to allow insulation removal on pipe fittings and pipes.
  • TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy): This one’s an analytical process to find the concentrations of asbestos fibres. This process improves asbestos identification accuracy and offers a better resolving power than phase-contrast microscopy.
  • Negative Air Pressure System: This helps create a low-pressure area using a negative air unit to protect the contaminated air from leaking out. It also contains a HEPA filter to trap airborne fibres.

Even if you don’t know all such terms, Newcastle asbestos removal professionals can help you understand things better.

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