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Thermal Insulation Handbook for the Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Industries by Alireza Bahadori

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1.14. Characteristics of Insulating and Accessory Materials

1.14.1. Consideration of Characteristics of Insulating Materials

 Health hazards
    Every effort should be made to avoid the use of asbestos or asbestos-containing materials in the insulation system. In those cases where the use of such material is unavoidable due to the lack of a technically acceptable substitute or any other means, the prior agreement of the user to their use shall be obtained. Safety regulations on the use and application of asbestos or asbestos-containing materials shall be observed.
        Reference shall be made to the appropriate instructions from manufacturers for health and safety. Certain finishing cements are strongly alkaline when wet and may cause skin irritation. ...

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