Thermo Scientific microPHAZIR AS is a handheld NIR material analyzer designed for rapid positive screening and identification of asbestos containing materials. The 2.75 lb (1.25 kg) handheld analyzer is completely self-contained and can perform accurate on-site analysis in seconds. Designed for expert and non-technical users alike, the microPHAZIR AS utilizes the power of near-infrared spectroscopy to save you time and money.

 Identify chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, actinolite, anthophyllite in a wide range of materials. Contact us for details.

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The microPHAZIR AS analyzer offers an unparalleled solution for rapid, accurate asbestos identification:

  • Rugged portable handheld solution
  • Lightweight 2.75 lb (1.25 kg) device
  • Results in seconds
  • Point-and-shoot operation
  • Non-destructive measurements
  • Minimal training required
  • Ready-to-use and customizable application
  • Intuitive Color LCD screen
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion batteries
  • 5+ hours battery life
  • Safe for use
  • Fully automated operation
  • Automatic referencing & calibration
  • Results logged in database

For additional information, please contact sales.chemid@thermofisher.com.

Principle of OperationNon-destructive chemical analysis via Near Infrared Spectroscopy
Weight2.75 lb (1.25 kg)
Light SourceTungsten light bulb, safe for operators and sample integrity
Measurement timeLess than 10 seconds
Internal data storageAll readings stored in internal memory for more than 10,000 analysis results which can be offloaded to PC
Data DownloadTransfer data in text based files to a PC via USB connection. Easily transfer data to all types of applications.
SecurityUser selectable password protection with multiple security levels
Operating conditionsTemperature range 400 to 1250 °F (50 to 500 °C), Call for extended range specifications
BatteriesInterchangeable, rechargeable 5+ hours lithium-ion battery pack. AC battery charger included. Battery pack recharge time <2 hours
HousingHigh-strength, dust proof/splash proof plastic housing


mPHZR-HolstermicroPHAZIR Holster with battery compartment
mPHZR-BTRYmicroPHAZIR spare battery

Customer Support

The Thermo Fisher Scientific Support Team is ready to assist you with all of your support needs — 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We're committed to delivering the same high quality support and responsiveness you've come to expect.

From basic operational inquiries to complex spectral analysis, our support engineers, scientists and chemists are just a phone call or e-mail away.


  • 800.374.1992 (Domestic toll-free)
  • +1.978.642.1100 (International)


  • +1.978.657.5921 (Attn: Customer Support/Training)


The Support Team will reply to all email correspondence within 24 business hours.