The lagging will then cushion any further movement of the pipes that will occur.
They are about water-lagging - putting lagging around water pipes to retain heating - and about energy conservation.
It was used as insulation on the pipe lagging which ran throughout the factory and there was also asbestos in the roof.
However if the boards were taken away and if some of the lagging were to be removed, it might be okay.
The foam lagging was so wet he had to wring the water out.
He would then work on the new pipe run and the laggers would come along the same day or the next day to put new lagging on the new pipework.
To them the pipe lagging was a plaything, a source of fun.
Even after primitive use of crude lagging gave way to a more general use of preformed asbestos block insulation, such blocks were cut dry which could actually enhance dust production.
I generally knocked off the asbestos lagging myself rather than wait for laggers and scalers to get there.
Anything from boiler and pipe lagging , to roofing materials and ceiling tiles, water pipes, or cement products could have been made with the mineral.