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Document ID (ISN)100843
CIS number 02-1776
ISSN - Serial title 1121-9017 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Marconi A., Cavariani F., Carai A., Cacchioli G., Papandrea F., Cacchioli E.
Title Assessment of exposure to ceramic fibres during insulation operations in a thermoelectric power plant
Original title Valutazione dell'esposizione a fibre ceramiche durante la coibentazione degli impianti di una centrale termoelettrica in costruzione [in Italian]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 2001, Vol.92, No.4, p.263-271. 25 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) electrical insulation; glass fibre; work on electrical equipment; insulating blankets; electric power generation; ceramic fibres
Descriptors (secondary) personal sampling; implementation of control measures; carcinogenic effects; determination of exposure limits; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Power generation and distribution