Description of the job

Inspection and evaluation of the state of conservation of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) and man-made vitreous fibres (MMVF), that are present in different areas of the ILVA plant in Taranto, in order to carry out a risk assessment.

  • inspection of the working areas to assess the state of conservation of asbestos-containing materials, already known and listed, the presence and the state of conservation of asbestos-containing materials and the presence of MMVF (man-made vitreous fibres)
  • assessment of the risk of exposure to airborne asbestos fibres and man-made vitreous fibres, by means of sample-taking and analysis by scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • preparation of the inspection and assessment report, photographic documentation, sample analysis certificates and assessment of their results, including samples of materials which may contain asbestos

In particular, our intervention included:

  • Installation of 2 office containers and storage for equipment and PPE
  • Samples were taken and sent to the Accredia accredited laboratory, to be analysed by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), certificates were issued for the analysis of airborne fibres and large samples of materials which may contain asbestos
  • Samples were taken and sent to the Accredia accredited laboratory, to be analysed to determine the average diameter of alkaline oxides and alkaline/earth oxides, certificates were issued for the analysis of large samples of MMVF (man-made vitreous fibres)
  • Assessment of the state of degradation of ACM by means of the methods required by applicable regulations (VERSAR)
  • Preparation of a final document for each area, including the inspection report - photographic report - application of methods to be used for the evaluation of the state of conservation of ACM by means of the methods required by applicable regulation - Plans identifying the sampling points - Analysis certificates - Tabulation of results

SEM analyses carried out

1286 SEM on airborne fibres

92 SEM on large samples of materials which may contain asbestos

Staff involved

1 work coordinator

5 operational teams, each team includes 1 senior technician and 1 operator holding a "asbestos removal operator" licence

Daily production of samples to be analysed for airborne fibres

70 samples, 14 samples per team

Equipment used

35 TIA-owned SEM devices, with a minimum capacity of 12 l/min

Certified analysis laboratories

3 Accredia certified laboratories

 

ilva

Data

Customer: Ilva SpA

Construction site: Manufacturing plant

Area: Taranto

Work Period: 3 months

Work Termination: July 2015

 

 

 

 

OUR HISTORY

The TIA group was founded after the war and became the leading asbestos removal company in Italy in the 1990s.

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