Asbestos Pipes Are

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Asbestos pipes are-

  1. Light in weight and easy to transport
  2. Highly resistant to corrosion
  3. Very much smooth and hydraulically efficient
  4. All the above

Answer: D. All the above

Asbestos pipes are light in weight and easy to transport, highly resistant to corrosion and very much smooth and hydraulically efficient.


Application of Asbestos pipe: Government and private enterprises use asbestos-cement pipes for such applications as fresh and seawater mains, gas mains, sewerage, mining operations, agriculture, electrical cables, venting flues, etc.

  • Used worldwide for water supply piping.
  • Used as sewer piping.
  • Chemical Industries.
  • Oil and Gas Processing.
  • Water treatment facilities.


  • These are highly resistant to corrosion.
  • It is very much smooth and hydraulically efficient. Its carrying capacity does not reduce with time.
  • Expansion joints are not required as the coefficient of thermal expansion is low.
  • It is high flexible to accommodate deflection up to 12°.


  • It is costly.
  • The rubber joint seal may deteriorate if exposed to gasoline or other petroleum products.
  • These pipes do not have much more strength. It is brittle and soft , it may be liable to damage by excavating tools or during transportation transit.

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