Bestobell Steam Traps
Workers Exposed to Asbestos
Bestobell Steam is a manufacturer of steam system products, including traps and valves that are used to regulate steam pressure and flow. It is now a division of Richards Industries which has its headquarters in Ohio, and a various number of divisions in China and India. Like many similar products that were made to withstand high temperatures, steam traps manufactured up until the 80’s used asbestos in their gaskets. Because of this, former employees are now at risk of developing asbestos-related lung disease.