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We ensure our customers are able to monitor gas emissions reliably and comply with evolving environmental regulations. Our high quality, cost-effective pollution monitoring and analysis services are delivered using unique environmental test facilities. We help industry, research organisations, environmental regulators, government and other measurement providers to evaluate instrument performance, demonstrate conformance with industry-standard protocols and validate instruments in the lab and the field.
Our emissions, ambient air sampling and analysis services are accredited to ISO 17025 and all our measurements are traceable to UK national standards, providing you with ultimate confidence in data and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
Our expertise and innovation eliminates the need for specialist in-house resources and reduces our customers' technical risk. We deliver revenue, cost and time savings for complex technical challenges. Our unique combination of experts and equipment makes us one of the premier environmental measurement facilities in Europe.
We offer a complete range of solutions from long-term routine point sampling to state-of-the-art atmospheric surveys using remote sensing techniques, such as differential absorption lidar. We provide highly-accurate measurements of industrial emissions, ambient air quality, vehicle and aircraft emissions and occupational exposure.
NPL provides a high-quality, cost-effective service, which in many cases allows direct comparison with related Defra network measurements.
Particulate monitoring and analysis
NPL provides a range of accredited services for the measurement of air quality in both outdoor and indoor environments, providing multi-component analysis for both short- and long-term measurements. These services can be provided as bespoke measurements or as part of air quality network activities.
NPL provides a range of accredited services for the measurement of air quality in both outdoor and indoor environments, providing multi-component analysis for short and long term measurements. These services can be provided as bespoke measurements, or as part of air quality network activities.
Air quality networks
Ambient air quality surveys
Occupational air quality measurements
NPL offers a broad suite of emission monitoring services, from MCERTS stack measurements through site emission surveys and long-term monitoring, to world-leading remote sensing technology using Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL). This range of capabilities enables NPL to deliver cost-effective solutions to any emission monitoring requirement.
Emission monitoring using Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL)
Continuous monitoring of fugitive emissions
Site surveys for leak detection and emission measurement
Fenceline monitoring - EPA method 325
Stack emissions monitoring
The laboratories at NPL offer a wide range of analytical capabilities to provide detailed information on gas composition, whether this is needed for gas purity analysis or measurement of trace gases and particulates in ambient air.
Acid gas analysis
Hydrogen purity for fuel cell vehicles
Sampling and analysis of complex VOCs
NPL has a range of specialist environmental sensor test facilities designed to help developers and end users evaluate instrument performance, demonstrate conformance with industry-standard protocols, and carry out validation of instruments in the field.
Air quality instrument testing and calibration
Fugitive emission technique validation
MCERTS instrument testing
Particle stack emission simulator
Gas stack emission simulator
Leak simulation facility
Validation of OGI sensitivity
NPL has a range of services to give users and customers absolute confidence in radioactivity measurements.
Emission measurement guidance and training
Stack proficiency testing scheme
NPL has a range of services to give users and customers absolute confidence in radioactivity measurements
Ionising radiation protection
The NPL Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) is a sophisticated remote sensing system that provides rapid, accurate measurements of airborne atmospheric pollutants. It is a completely self-contained mobile laboratory that carries a suite of additional measurement equipment to monitor meteorological parameters and ambient gas concentrations.
Still struggling to work out what you need? We pride ourselves on giving sound technical advice to guide you. By combining expert advice, standard tests and bespoke consultancy, you can be confident in our approach.
Find out more about our expertise in this area, and how we are creating impact from science and engineering.
Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success. Contact our Customer Services team on +44 20 8943 7070