|Document ID (ISN)||100843|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1121-9017 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Marconi A., Cavariani F., Carai A., Cacchioli G., Papandrea F., Cacchioli E.
||Assessment of exposure to ceramic fibres during insulation operations in a thermoelectric power plant
||Valutazione dell'esposizione a fibre ceramiche durante la coibentazione degli impianti di una centrale termoelettrica in costruzione [in Italian]|
||July-Aug. 2001, Vol.92, No.4, p.263-271. 25 ref.
||Personal and workplace sampling was performed during maintenance work on electrical equipment in a large thermal generating plant involving the handling of insulating blankets. In personal samples, levels of exposure to ceramic fibres of up to 1000 fibres/L were measured. Average concentration levels from area samples were consistently lower. Because of the carcinogenic potential of ceramic fibres, it is recommended that adequate working practices and control measures be introduced, including the adoption of pre-coated and pre-shaped fibrous materials whenever possible, isolation of the working area, use of local air extraction ventilation, use of garments for personal protection and respirators, use of wetting or binding liquids prior to removal and fast elimination of debris from the working area.
||electrical insulation; glass fibre; work on electrical equipment; insulating blankets; electric power generation; ceramic fibres
||personal sampling; implementation of control measures; carcinogenic effects; determination of exposure limits; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
||Power generation and distribution