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Confidence through traceability

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) develops highly-accurate metrology instruments, sensors and artefacts. The majority of industrial processes and instruments rely on measurement.

NPL works with customers who demand absolute confidence in their measurements and sensing applications. In support of such technology and industries, NPL has developed and applied instruments, standards and methodologies to provide traceable measurements across a broad range of disciplines. The range of instruments we can provide extends from bespoke systems designed to meet specific measurement requirements to standard artefacts and complete metrology systems based on those operated at NPL.

NPL Instruments - Bespoke products

Design bespoke products
Bespoke instruments are designed by CAD conversant designers and mechatronic experts who validate engineered designs using finite element analysis (FEA) and modal analysis.

NPL Instruments - Highly accurate instruments

Develop highly accurate instruments
Complete manufacturing capabilities to develop instruments made in the UK. Seamless communication between our instrument designers, precision engineers and system integrators is guaranteed.

NPL Instruments - World-leading NMI facilities

Delivered in world-leading National Measurement Institute facilities
Home to 388 laboratories with temperature-controlled facilities, clean rooms and an engineering workshop.

Contact us to find out how we can help

Call the Instruments team on: 020 8943 6539



13 – 17 August 2017:
National Conference of Standards Laboratories (NCSLI)
National Harbor, Maryland

19 – 21 September 2017:
CIM 18th International Metrology Conference
Paris, France

24 – 26 October 2017:
Space Tech Expo Europe
Bremen, Germany

October 2017:
Zhenjiang Low Carbon Technology Expo
Zhenjiang, China

8 – 13 July 2018:
Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM)
Paris, France


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