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friable

[′frī·ə·bəl]
(materials)
Referring to the property of a substance capable of being easily rubbed, crumbled, or pulverized into powder.

Friable

Ability of a solid material to break down or disintegrate. A friable insulation material may lose its effectiveness; some friable materials release hazardous dust into a house.

friable

Easily crumbled or pulverized; easily reduced to powder.
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High-speed disc pulverizers for medium-hard, impact-resistant, and friable materials.
Due to that, there was no "volley"-emissions of friable dust as it is conventional by using the cleaning methods whose operating period is long (as cleaning by shotblast).
1953), a railbed was weakened by water; in Illinois Merchant's Trust, 4 BTA 103 (1926), pilings rotted--and in this case, asbestos fireproofing became friable over time from exposure to air.
Exiled from Chile after the 1973 coup against Salvador Allende (she has since returned to her homeland), the artist creates poetry, performances, and sculpture that rely on the fragile and the friable - those aspects of language, action, and objects that, as she has said, are "twice precarious, they come from prayer and predict their own destruction.
For instance, whereas one anode proved optimal in loam, a friable mix of clay, silt, and sand, the best performance in clay was obtained from two anodes.
coupled with their height, and the friable, porous nature of the coral blocks, means that they can occasionally, simply collapse into a heap of rubble.
Much of it is friable and must be removed or encapsulated.
However, the EPA only regulates friable materials, that is, materials with more than 1 percent asbestos that crumble under hand-applied pressure.
Rinspiration is used proximal to distal; you don't have to cross the thrombus and the underlying friable lesion to remove it," said Dr.
Paddle agitators deliver gentler mixing which is more suited for shear-sensitive and friable applications.
DPV-B Series dense-phase conveyors are said to be ideal for moving large quantities of powdered, granular or pelletized friable and abrasive materials.
The web features a solid matrix including an ultrahigh molecular weight polyolefin component and a friable, highly dispersing, precipitated silica component.