Asbestos Detection

Limitations Of Current Asbestos Testing

Current industry standards for measuring ACM requires a portion of the sample to be removed from its location and sent to a laboratory for analysis by Polarized Light Microscopy with Dispersion Staining.

Although this is an accredited method, there are several technical challenges to PLM including:

  • Technical skills of the operator
  • Only three types of asbestos can be detected
  • Time required to test and validate results.

Utilising Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (NIR) To Accurately Test Asbestos

With a portable NIR device, analysing asbestos is a non-destructive process, taking under ten seconds to return an accurate reading of possible asbestos material.

By analysing a sample with infrared spectroscopy, six different regulated asbestos minerals can be detected. More importantly, samples are not required to be removed from the site, ensuring a safer investigation.

Asbestos Minerals NIR Can Detect

Identify Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACMs) With The MicroPHAZIR Portable NIR Device

The Thermo microPHAZIR AS asbestos detector is a portable NIR device that will speed up asbestos identification, and require little training.

Don’t wait for costly, time-consuming lab-based analysis to find out if there are asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in your demolition, renovation, repair project or work site. Prevent asbestos exposure on-site and identify asbestos substitution during incoming inspection.

With the consistent and accurate measurement of ACM, the portable NIR microPHAZIR device is a critical tool for those working in waste transfer, demolition and construction, and other industries commonly exposed to asbestos.