EMS Group are able to offer Bulk Sample Analysis through wholly owned NG Associates.

We offer following asbestos testing services at our in-house laboratories accredited to ISO17025 located in Taff’s Well, Cardiff and in Hereford.

Our experienced analysts are in the lab 5 days a week and able to provide rapid turnaround on asbestos samples.


What is Asbestos Sample Testing or Bulk Sample Analysis?

Asbestos sample testing is the process of testing a sample of suspect asbestos containing material for asbestos material or fibres. Asbestos samples are analysed by NG Associates by using stereo microscopy, polarised light microscopy and dispersion staining. We are also able to offer water absorption testing.

What is Optical Fibre Counting?
NG Associates are also able to provide optical fibre counting. For some asbestos samples the differentiation of asbestos from other fibre types is important.

Why is Asbestos Sample Testing Required?

Asbestos sample testing is generally required to ascertain if asbestos is present in materials which have been sampled and suspected to contain asbestos.

This can be as part of an asbestos survey (bulk sampling) or a singular sample (single sample) of a material which is suspected to contain asbestos.
If analysis of the samples demonstrates that asbestos is present, the analysis will also identify what type of asbestos is present within the sample.


How NG Associates Analysts can Help:

NG Associates highly qualified analysts have years of experience analysing asbestos samples and the wider asbestos industry. This allows us to provide tailored and bespoke solutions to help clients seek the best remedial actions and solve often unique and complex asbestos problems. As part of our analysis services, we offer advice and guidance to our clients including interpretation of results.

Our analysts are able to travel to take samples on behalf of clients and cover the whole of the UK. We have asbestos analysts and asbestos consultants based throughout the UK.