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Asbestos analysis of roofing felt / roofing felt waste

Disposal and treatment companies point out that roofing felt waste containing tar, which is disposed of in the course of a refurbishment, can be contaminated with carcinogenic fibres such as asbestos and KMF.

The SBB (Sonderabfallgesellschaft Brandenburg Berlin mbH), for example, requires proof of fibre freedom using the BIA method for each batch of roofing felt waste going to landfill.

Read more here: Examination of roofing felt and roofing felt waste for asbestos/KMF

 

Further information on the disposal of roofing felt containing asbestos and roofing felt waste can be found in this SBB leaflet:

Asbestos in roofing felt waste_information sheet (PDF in German)

 

Use, Products

 

  • Roofing felt and roofing felt waste
  • Waste roofing felt containing tar

Asbestos type(s)

 

  • Mainly chrysotile, other types of asbestos may occur in traces, e.g. in the litter layer

Asbestos content

 

  • 2 to 5 % of the total
CRB GmbH | Dr. Elke Benner at scanning electron microscope | © CRB Analyse Service GmbH

 

Dr. Benner examining asbestos samples at the scanning electron microscope

Our services for you

 

  • Asbestos/KMF analysis is performed according to accredited procedures in our own laboratory, phenol index analysis, PAH according to EPA in cooperation with partner laboratories.

  • fast processing time, approx. 3-4 days for the preliminary examination; incl. follow-up examination 6 - 7 days after receipt of sample

  • robust analysis

  • regular participation in round robin tests for asbestos analysis

 

Costs for the analysis of asbestos in roofing felt

 

Preliminary investigation of the material after hot ashing at 450 ° Celsius as a spreading preparation according to guideline VDI 3866, sheet 5:2017-06 with a detection sensitivity of 0.1 mass % asbestos/KMF for 85.00 € net (101.15 € gross).

 

In the event of a negative result, a follow-up examination according to BIA Method 7487 with a sensitivity of 0.008 mass % asbestos/KMF can be carried out for 245.00 € net (291.55 € gross).

 

It should be noted that both in an examination according to VDI 3866 and BIA 7487 asbestos/KMF by hot ashing by a factor of 10-30 in the ash enriched and thus in any case can be detected.

 

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Identification of asbestos in scanning electron microscope images and energy dispersive element spectra

SEM-picture of chrysotile asbestos in mineral wool bearing insolation boards | © CRB Analyse Service GmbH

 

Analysis of asbestos in roofing felt
Scanning electron microscope image of chrysotile - asbestos

EDX-Spektrum Chrysotil-Asbest in Dämmplatte | © CRB Analyse Service GmbH

 

Analysis of asbestos in roofing felt
Energy dispersive element spectrum of chrysotile - asbestos

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