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The first step in almost any asbestos project is determining what asbestos containing materials (ACM) exist in a building. MTI offers this service timely and cost-effectively by staffing multiple AHERA certified building inspectors ready to conduct inspections
Air Monitoring and Sample Analysis
Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) is the traditional method for determining airborne concentrations of asbestos fibers. PCM is widely used during most abatement procedures. Applications include personnel monitoring, environmental monitoring, and final clearance testing for minor abatement projects. The PCM method has the advantage of fast turnaround time, low cost, and the ability to easily transport the instrument to the work site for instantaneous analysis. MTI’s trained analysts are proficient in PCM analysis as demonstrated by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Proficiency Analytical Testing (PAT) Program for airborne asbestos.
Polarized Light Microscopy Services
Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) is the EPA recommended method for determining the presence of asbestos in building materials. These materials include, but are not limited to, pipe and boiler insulation, acoustical coatings, sprayed-on fireproofing, plasters, ceiling tiles, and floor tiles. The PLM procedure involves taking a small amount of the suspect material, isolating the fibers present, and identifying them based on the crystalline properties observed. MTI maintains proficiency in PLM asbestos analysis by participating in the AIHA bulk asbestos PAT Program.
Asbestos Management Planning and Design
Often, clients require services beyond sample collection and analysis. Maintaining ACM within a building in good condition and describing the procedures for handling ACM when it is accidentally disturbed requires written documentation. MTI’s trained professionals can assist with all the necessary permitting, document preparation, and regulatory assistance a building owner would need to keep ACM in-place without negative health risks to building occupants.
For additional information, please contact:
Environmental Services Assistant Manager