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Measurement for Recovery partners

Finding the best solution for your business needs

NPL is working with partner National Measurement Laboratories, experts in their respective fields, to provide the right support and solution for your organisation. We will triage enquiries and access skills and expertise on a case by case basis.

Partners working with us include:

National Measurement laboratory at LGC

LGC – Science for a safer world



The National Measurement Laboratory (NML), hosted at LGC, delivers underpinning chemical and bio-measurement science (metrology) for the UK as part of the UK National Measurement System (NMS).

Our state-of-the-art capabilities, including over 20 different types of mass spectrometer and a world-leading DNA Measurement Laboratory, allow us to address current and emerging measurement challenges, from isotope ratios through to cell characterisation and everything in-between. Our main site is based in Teddington, with additional locations in Cambridge and Strathclyde.

NEL (Formerly the National Engineering Laboratory)



Under the UK’s National Measurement System, NEL is the Designated Institute within the UK responsible for providing the national standards for flow and density measurement. It provides calibration, testing and consultancy services to industry and academia ranging from routine flow meter calibrations, to supporting the R&D required to introduce new technologies such as multiphase flow metering or metrology for clean fuels such as hydrogen. 

Flow system modelling using computational fluid dynamics is another major service, often in conjunction with practical model verification using the R&D capability of the flow measurement facilities. NEL is also active in the development and evaluation of AI tools to support real-world flow measurement applications.

NGML (National Gear Metrology Laboratory)



Newcastle University’s Design Unit is a specialist, multi-disciplined outreach centre with 50 years’ experience supporting design, development and research in mechanical power transmission systems and components. It runs the UK’s National Gear Metrology Laboratory (NGML) and is the UK Designated Institute for gear standards. 

The lab staff are focussed on supporting the day to day operation of gear manufacturers and gear users through a range of activities including process trouble shooting and optimisation, measurement data analysis and interpretation, GPS and digital twin compatible strategies, reverse engineering, 3rd party inspection, failure analysis, calibration and training.

NIBSC (National Institute for Biological Standards and Control)



The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is a centre of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and a designated institute within the UK National Measurement System (NMS).

Established more than 40 years ago, NIBSC has a remit within the NMS of bioactivity with reference to International Units of activity and as part of the MHRA, plays a leading role in assuring the quality of medicines both nationally and internationally through; the development of reference material and standards, product control testing and leading a range of applied research initiatives.

By accessing these world-leading National Measurement Laboratories you can build greater confidence in your business and measurement capabilities.

NPL, in partnership with other National Measurement Laboratories, has already helped 72% of our customers to introduce new or improved products or processes. Of these, 70% indicated we helped to reduce the risks associated with innovation.

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Support from NPL through the Measurement for Recovery (M4R) programme will enable us to potentially help offset the increased use of plastics due to COVID-19. Without the measurement expertise from NPL any testing we would have undertaken would have been less sophisticated, with results less meaningful to customers. I am happy that the results can help us to open up new opportunities to offer sustainable alternatives to plastic pails

Colin Pardoe - Director – Fibrestar

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