Asbestos pumps

The exposure would come mainly from their gaskets that needed to be sanded and cut by the worker in order to fit them for the required project. During this process, a considerable amount of asbestos dust would form and be released around the worker.

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Centrifugal pumps and positive displacement pumps usually incorporated asbestos-containing gaskets and packing. In the case of pumps that moved acidic or corrosive substances, their gasketing materials contained some of the highest concentration of asbestos found in these types of products.

There were two main phases of asbestos exposure regarding pumps: installing a new gasket, and trying to remove a worn out one. Installing it required properly fitting the gasket by cutting and sanding it. Trying to remove a deteriorated one would usually mean entering into contact with friable asbestos, and scrapping it would result in toxic dust being released around the worker. You could have been exposed if:

  • You found yourself working in old factories or plants
  • You performed maintenance work on pumps
  • You performed plumbing work
  • You used to work in an oil refinery
  • You worked on ships

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How can we help workers that worked with or around asbestos pumps

Asbestos was contained in a variety of products and machinery parts, and as a worker you might have been exposed to its poisonous fibers without knowing or being informed of its dangers. Contact us so you can get examined in the shortest time possible in order to find what your diagnosis and options of treatment are. If your health has already been compromised we will make sure you will get compensated by filing claims against the asbestos companies.

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