A UK manufacturing company established in 2017; following a decade of academic and commercial development between the company and a UK University, the product is now available on the open market. The company has considerable commercial experience of supplying the construction sector and have created a fully portable and immediately readable device. This product won the company a UK industry Award in 2019.
This patented device contains laser light scattering technology in a compact tamper-proof Peli case, easily transported by a single individual which enables contractors in the construction and related industries to reduce considerable delays in the removal of asbestos or in the remediation of asbestos where it is found. The device employs complex algorithms that recognise asbestos fibres from the way they respond when exposed to a magnetic field. It captures data at around 600 particles per second and is the only device capable of distinguishing asbestos from other fibres in the air. The operator carrying the 5kg, 33cm device can receive a result in a matter of minutes with as few as 10 to 30 fibres detected.
When alerted, key decision makers on site are able to implement the appropriate corrective safety actions without delay. Most suitable for use in ambient indoor environments where the fabric of a structure is to be disturbed through maintenance, construction, restoration, improvements and demolition.
The product is designed, manufactured and assembled in the UK to a robust standard.
The UK company is seeking new distributors to increase its existing network overseas.