Hazardous waste remediation consists of the safe removal of asbestos and lead containing materials. Asbestos was used in the manufacture of thousands of materials over the past decades. Among these materials was mechanical insulation and fireproofing on building structure components. Lead was used in many varieties of building components including paints, specialty hospital service rooms, and many industrial applications.
Mechanical Insulation consists of materials or a combination of materials that will restrict heat loss or gain on mechanical systems. Energy consumption is directly related to the efficiency of the mechanical system that is conveying hot or cooled liquids, air, or products. Therefore, the greater the mechanical insulation efficiency, the greater savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions from the mechanical systems involved. Mechanical insulation will conserve energy by reducing heat loss or gain, keep areas more comfortable, protect personnel from hot surfaces, assist with temperature control in process systems, increase operating efficiency, extending equipment replacement cycle, protect pipes and equipment from corrosive atmospheres, keep pipes from freezing, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while decreasing energy costs.. All of this from technology that requires no gauges, controls or constant monitoring, just proper installation of the proper materials.
Firestopping consists of installing a material or combination of materials to form an effective tested system of fire, smoke, and gas barrier at fire rated construction. The operative word in the firestop industry is systems. All installations must conform to tested systems and installed in accordance with local and national building codes. Systems must comply with applicable requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials(ASTM)E84,E119,E136,E 814, E 1399, E 1966, E 2174, E 2393, E 2307, and other standards as may be required.