Brunel Microscopes Ltd was established in 1986 and we have many years professional experience in all aspects of microscopy. We stock a wide range of high power microscopes, stereomicroscopes, accessories, prepared slides and reagents to suit  education, industry, research and amateur use. We are specialists in the field of microscopy image capture. In addition we can provide remote support and undertake  commercial servicing. For expert guidance please telephone and speak to one of our technical advisors, they would be pleased to assist.

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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 ©.

The gross examination of asbestos specimens needs a Stereomicroscope that will fit inside an air controlled fume cabinet, together with a suitable lighting system.


The exact identification of the asbestos type by using specific gravity oils requires a polarising microscope with a x10 dispersion lens.

Polarising Microscopes PLM

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.

Phase Contrasts Microscope PCM

Amosite Asbestos fibres Crocidolite

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