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Environmental monitoring

Environmental instrument calibration and testing

Ensuring your measurements are accurate

NPL offers a range of validation and calibration services which support atmospheric science, emissions monitoring and measurements for security. Validation and calibration services include:

  • Multi-parameter measurements of aerosol properties for climate models
  • Analysis by GC-MS
  • Validation facilities for remote sensing and open-path optical instruments. NPL is able to calibrate optical open-path instruments using specially developed facilities. Instruments that can be calibrated include: DOAS (Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy), FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared) and DIAL (Differential Absorption Lidar)
  • Gas analyser calibrations
  • Instrument type approval to the Environment Agency's MCERTS certification scheme
  • Metals
  • On site calibration of gas monitors
  • Ozone photometer calibrations
  • Particle composition – organic and elemental carbon
  • Particulate, metal, anion and PAH analysis
  • Stack emissions monitoring
  • Stack proficiency testing scheme for stack emissions monitoring
  • Validation of stack emissions monitoring instrumentation using facilities developed at NPL, including a stack simulator 
  • Testing of pumped and diffusive samplers using our Controlled Atmosphere Test Facility
  • Testing of continuous emissions monitors
  • High accuracy and traceable measurements to provide calibration and validation for atmospheric research projects
  • Validation and calibration of novel sensors for homeland security applications
  • Provision of quality assurance and quality control services for customer's monitoring programmes

Don’t see what you are looking for? Our diverse skill set enables us to provide bespoke solutions. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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