NPL's commercial services are built on 100 years of leadership in accuracy, innovation and scientific research. Experienced consultants and project managers draw upon a unique combination of industry know-how and world-leading scientific discovery to deliver real-world business solutions and enable innovation and secure competitive advantage.
We strive to actively promote public awareness and appreciation of science and technology, particularly the importance of measurement and the role of NPL. Here you can find out more about the interesting things we do, science outreach activities you can get involved in or take a look at some of our educational resources.
Caloric materials offer a promising and novel route to providing high efficiency and environmentally-friendly solid-state refrigeration solutions for air conditioning and other heat pumping applications.
NPL supports UK industry in the development of electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices with increased efficiency and durability using a combination of modelling and novel measurement techniques.
Advice can now be obtained on problems resulting from a wide range of deterioration mechanisms, including the effects of wear, fatigue and high temperature exposure, and other processes specific to polymers, composites and ceramics.