Books about Asbestos Use in or near Boilers

Asbestos was commonly found in boiler rooms, as lagging and insulation around the equipment and pipes. Here are catalogs and manuals from manufacturers who specified the use of asbestos around their boilers. Asbestos was also used in and around U.S. Navy ship boilers. See the U.S. Navy category for more details.

Furnace Expansion Joints Documentation

Furnace Expansion Joints Documentation (1935)
Johns-Manville. Boiler expansion joints are packed with asbestos rope or jelly-rolls.

Insulation of Power Plant Equipment Documentation

Insulation of Power Plant Equipment Documentation
Johns-Manville asbestos products used in boiler rooms.

Naval Boilers

Naval Boilers (1950)
United States Naval Institute. Asbestos mentioned in sections about boiler casings and anchor bolts. Illustration of boiler casing fabrication.

Boiler House Practice

Boiler House Practice (1953)
1950s technical book describes the use of asbestos insulation and 85% Magnesia.

Weil-McLain Boilers Advertisement

Weil-McLain Boilers Advertisement
Circa 1970. Boilers had asbestos rope seal.

Weil-McLain Boiler for Oil: No. 78 Brochure

Weil-McLain Boiler for Oil: No. 78 Brochure (1949)
Weil-McLain boiler contained asbestos filler.

New Brunswick Iron Works Advertisement

New Brunswick Iron Works Advertisement
Circa 1924. Water Tube Boiler had casing lined with asbestos Sil-O-Cel insulation.

Page Water-Tube Boiler Company Advertisement

Page Water-Tube Boiler Company Advertisement
Circa 1924. Boiler casing insulated with asbestos.

McLeod & Henry Co Advertisement

McLeod & Henry Co Advertisement
Circa 1924. Manufacturers of Forms for Boiler Settings.

Conversion Oil Burner Installations

Conversion Oil Burner Installations (1947)
Asbestos flake, asbestos rope, and moist asbestos use.

Weil-McLain Boilers & Radiators Catalog

Weil-McLain Boilers & Radiators Catalog
Asbestos filler used in their heavy duty square boilers.

Mears-Kane-Ofeldt Inc. Advertisement

Mears-Kane-Ofeldt Inc. Advertisement
KANE Gas-Fired Boilers had an asbestos jacket.

Central Boiler Plants: Inspection and Preventive Maintenance Services

Central Boiler Plants: Inspection and Preventive Maintenance Services (1946)
War Department Manual, US Military. Preventive Maintenance for Boilers involved repacking asbestos.

Instructions for the Operation and Maintenance of Boilers

Instructions for the Operation and Maintenance of Boilers (1943)
U.S. Navy. World War II (WWII) era manual. Asbestos gaskets were used for marine boilers.

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