Ansaldo Breda’s plant in Reggio Calabria had already been significantly remediated in 2001. In the framework of the workers' health protection programme, the danger due to exposure to any remaining asbestos fibres was taken into account. Analysis of a number of samples of deposited dust detected asbestos fibres in some of them. Air analyses, to detect airborne asbestos fibres, produced negative results. The most probable reason for the presence of asbestos in the powders is the replacement of the Eternit asbestos roof sheets, done 15 years ago.

The company decided to have TIA perform the special clean-up to remove the asbestos-contaminated dust, during the summer production downtime.

Main operations carried out

The limited number of days available for the job and the huge size of the plant required a significant deployment of workers and equipment to meet the deadline and achieve perfect remediation. The main operations we carried out are:
  • REMOVAL OF FALSE CEILING PANELS
  • REMOVAL OF THE SUPPORTING METAL STRUCTURE
  • EXTRAORDINARY CLEANING AND THOROUGH ASPIRATION OF ASBESTOS FIBRE-CONTAINING DUST FROM METALLIC STRUCTURES AND OVERHEAD INSTALLATIONS

The extraordinary cleaning was carried out in the following departments:

  • Fitting-out department and offices - approx 12,000 m2
  • Carpentry department - approx. 16,000 m2
  • Painting department - approx. 3,000 m2

and on the following elements:

  • Gantry crane plans and jib crane girders, gantry crane runners, jib crane runners
  • Kerbs beneath, purlins, uprights and any supporting structure
  • Lighting systems, wall switchgears and wireways
  • Shed skylights
  • Perimeter and dividing walls
  • Departments work booths and offices, including their installation wireways
  • Floorings of all departments

Sequence of activities

  • WORK SITE SETTING-UP (FENCING, WATER AND POWER SYSTEMS, STORAGE AREAS SETTING-UP)
  • MOVEMENT OF MOVABLE EQUIPMENT WITHIN THE DEPARTMENTS
  • CLOSING AND SEALING OF AREAS SUBJECT TO DECONTAMINATION AND UDP INSTALLATION
  • CONFINEMENT OF NON-MOVABLE MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT BY MEANS OF POLYTHENE SHEETS
  • REMOVAL OF THE FALSE CEILING
  • WET CLEANING OF SHED WINDOWS
  • GENERAL ASPIRATION AND CLEANING OF STRUCTURES, INSTALLATIONS AND FLOORINGS
  • FINAL TEST WITH SAMPLES AND SEM ANALYSES
  • WORK SITE CLOSING

Technical data

Average presence in the work site: 1 site manager, 41 remediation operators, with peaks of up to 70 people simultaneously.

 

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Data

Customer: Ansaldo Breda

Construction site: Production plant in Via Gebbione

Area: Reggio Calabria

Work period: 23 days

Work termination: August 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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