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Incubator bags


Incubator bags

This method is mainly used when dismantling asbestos insulation around pipes. The basic principle is that the asbestos-containing material remains hermetically separated from the environment during removal. This is done by means of incubator bags, also known as asbestos bags.

The method with the incubator bags is used only when removing asbestos insulation around pipes. The pipes must be located in an easily accessible place, so that the incubator bag can be wrapped around the pipe. If this is not possible, the whole area has to be hermetically sealed.

An incubator bag is made of a sturdy, transparent plastic sheet with a minimum thickness of 200μm. Two gloves and a tool bag are integrated into the plastic bag.

The plastic bag is fastened around the pipe with tape so that the incubator bag is hermetically sealed from the outside. We moisten and then remove the material so that it ends up at the bottom of the bag. After the removal of the asbestos insulation we fixate the bare pipes so that any residual fibres are not exposed to the air.

Incubator bags

Afterwards, the asbestos waste is separated from the rest of the incubator bag. Subsequently, they are double wrapped and sealed in an asbestos waste bag.

If there is, in addition to the treated asbestos-containing insulation pipe, still some asbestos remaining which should not be removed for any reason whatsoever, we completely seal the both ends. Thus, there is no contact from asbestos fibres with the ambient air.

An accredited laboratory conducts air measurements on a daily basis to be sure that the standard with regard to the concentration of asbestos fibres in the air is not exceeded. More information about this method can be found in the Royal Decree of 2006.

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