Asbestos Cement Pipe Removal (ACP) In Phoenix

Asbestos Cement Pipe removal (ACP) In Phoenix

Most public works departments that provide water service used asbestos cement pipe (ACP) to transport water underground. As road improvements are made this asbestos cement pipe is being replaced with other products. We have removed miles of asbestos cement pipe.  We follow all asbestos regulations when removing this ACP.   All our workers are AHERA trained and certified each year.  That means they use the most up to date methods to remove the ACP.  All ACP waste is disposed of at an EPA approved landfill.  

Cutting ACP creates a tremendous health hazard if not done properly.  The dust if not controlled by water or a mini containment will make a large dust plume of asbestos fibers.  American Abatement has worked with the largest infrastructure contractors in the west.  

What is Asbestos Cement Pipe?

Asbestos Cement Pipe also known as (ACP) was first developed by reinforcing concrete with asbestos.  Composed of basic raw materials such as asbestos fibers, Portland cement and silica sand, asbestos cement pipe was highly resistant to corrosion, wear, chemical and biological reaction and extremes of temperatures and moister.  The asbestos cement pipe was relatively light when compared to metallic materials.

Where Were Asbestos Cement Pipes Used?

In the 1940’s, asbestos cement pipes started being used for drinking water distribution and waste water collection systems, and it was estimated to be used in as much as 20% of all distribution piping at that time.   The primary markets for asbestos cement pipe included the water distribution market, sewr market and irrigation market.

Why Was Asbestos Cement Pipe Used?

Utility companies favored asbestos cement pipe because asbestos gave the pipes increased strength, so they could operate under higher pressures.  Also, asbestos cement pipe was affordable, durable, and easy to handle.

When Was Asbestos cement Pipe Used?

Asbestos cement pipe began seeing a wide usage in the early 1900’s.

How Can American Abatement Help Remove Asbestos Cement Pipe?

American Abatement has removed nearly 50 miles of Asbestos Cement Pipe (ACP).  We are currently working with Kiewit to remove about 11 miles of ACP on the South Central Extension project.