Brunel Microscopes Ltd
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The identification and removal of asbestos requires the use of specialised microscopes.
Asbestos identification and removal is now a highly regulation procedure that requires the use of specialised microscopes for the examination of gross specimens (Stereomicroscopes), the identification of the type of asbestos (Polarising microscopes - PLM) and fibre counting after removal (Phase Contrast - PCM). We offer accredited equipment for each of these functions together with microscopy training, microscope servicing and our own training software ©.
Phase Contrast Microscope PCM
Brunel Microscopes offers initial set up support, annual accredited servicing and bespoke software for training in PCM
Training and Servicing
The gross examination of asbestos specimens needs a Stereomicroscope that will fit inside an air controlled fume cabinet, together with a suitable lighting system
Polarising Microscopes PLM
The exact identification of the asbestos type by using specific gravity oils requires a polarising microscope with a x10 dispersion lens
After removal of the asbestos, air filtration filters have to be examined for individual fibres using phase contrast microscopes that can see the required lines of the HSL slide
HSL Test Slide Bandings