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Force, pressure, mass and density

Complete confidence in the accuracy and repeatability of measurements

Force and pressure are two of the most common measurements made today. The safety of society and prosperity of UK industry relies upon the accuracy of these tests, from measuring the forces during oil drilling to verifying the loadings on construction cranes.

Our unique and world-leading facility offers high-accuracy measurements and UKAS-accredited calibrations over the largest force range in the UK. We maintain the UK standard for force, making our services directly traceable. Our calibrations to national and international standards clearly demonstrate the accuracy and repeatability of measurement equipment for our clients. Operating as a National Measurement Institute, you can have confidence in the accuracy and impartiality of our results.

NPL offers calibration services to understand and optimise the performance of measurement equipment and technical consultancy support to overcome challenges or design new equipment.  We offer the most accurate and authoritative materials measurements in the UK. 

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Our unique facilities and specialist expertise can help provide the ultimate confidence in measurements, clarify requirements, interpret results and solve problems for customers.

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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.

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Find out more about our expertise in this area, and how we are creating impact from science and engineering.

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Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
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