A Snap-Sert is used for three reasons. The primary reason is to reduce workers’ exposure to friable asbestos during the pipe repair process as identified in OSHA regulation 1926.1101 (g) (5) (ii) (B) (6). Secondly, the Snap-Sert helps to reduce asbestos in water systems by encapsulating the cut end of the pipe and preventing the water pressure from removing asbestos particles and carrying them through the system. Finally, use of the Snap-Sert promotes safe handling and disposal of ACP.
- Reduces erosion of ACP at the cut end by encapsulating the end of the pipe so water flow and resulting turbulence cannot erode the end of the pipe and induce asbestos into the water system.
- Reduces asbestos in the water system by economical encapsulation.
- Helps municipalities conform to EPA guidelines regarding asbestos particles in water. ACP is listed as a major contributor of asbestos, which is known to cause cancer, in America’s drinking water.
Easy to Install
The Snap-Sert is easily installed by applying a liberal amount of NSF 61 pipe dope in the “channel” of the Snap-Sert and sliding the Snap-Sert fully onto the end of the pipe after putting on the gland and rubber, but before installing the coupling or installing a wraparound clamp. Installation can be completed in three simple steps:
The Snap-Sert is manufactured in sizes from 4″ through 12″ for rough barrel applications in classes 150 and 200.
The Snap-Sert is designed to protect workers during the repair of asbestos cement pipe and the public from the erosion of asbestos fibers at the end of the pipe. Encapsulating asbestos cement pipe will also ensure safe handling during the disposal process.