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This specification covers three classes of flat asbestos-cement sheets for use as cooling tower fill.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee C17 on Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products, this specification was withdrawn in November 2019. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement due to its limited use by industry.
1.1 This specification covers three classes of flat asbestos-cement sheets for use as cooling tower fill.
1.2 Specifically excluded from this specification are asbestos-cement products intended for use as tower partitioning and casing materials, splash bars, water distribution conduits, and demisters. Also excluded are corrugated sheets and splash bars used as cooling tower fill (heat exchange surfaces) that are covered in Specification .
1.3 The values stated in the SI system are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.4 Warning—Breathing of asbestos dust is hazardous. Asbestos and asbestos products present demonstrated health risks for users and for those with whom they come into contact. In addition to other precautions, when working with asbestos-cement products, minimize the dust that results. For information on the safe use of chrysotile asbestos, refer to “Safe Use of Chrysotile: A Manual on Preventive and Control Measures.”
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C150 Specification for Portland Cement
C458 Test Method for Organic Fiber Content of Asbestos-Cement Products
C459 Test Methods for Asbestos-Cement Flat Products
C500 Test Methods for Asbestos-Cement Pipe
C1081 Specification for Asbestos-Cement Corrugated Fill For Use in Cooling Towers
D2946 Terminology for Asbestos and Asbestos-Cement Products
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ASTM C1082-98(2014), Standard Specification for Asbestos-Cement Flat Sheet for Cooling Tower Fill (Withdrawn 2019), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top