Instrument calibration services


Learn about the NRC's instrument calibration services — the highest standard of calibration available in Canada.


Acoustical standards

Calibration for microphones, sound level calibrators, accelerometers, and medical ultrasound devices

Black carbon metrology

Calibration and certification data for black carbon mass concentration instruments

Electrical standards

Calibration for DC voltage, resistance, inductance and capacitance measurements, AC-DC transfer, and RF attenuation, impedance, voltage, and power

Dimensional metrology

Calibration for angle standards, coordinate metrology, diameter standards, end standards, and roundness standards

Electrical power measurements

Calibration for AC, sinusoidal and non-sinusoidal electricity meters, DC measurements, and high-voltage impulse

Frequency and time

Calibration and other laboratory services for time measurements, time interval and frequency measurements, frequency stability, laser frequency, and wavelength

Ionizing radiation standards

Determination of source strengths, instrument calibration, irradiations in known fields, independent quality assurance testing

Mass standards

Calibration for mass, magnetic susceptibility of weights, hydrometers, pneumatic and hydraulic pressure

Thermometry and humidity

Calibration for many types of thermometers, thermocouples, thermistors, hygrometers, and relative humidity sensors

Optical frequency/wavelength

Calibration for helium-neon lasers at 633 nm, lasers at 1511–1552 nm, and lasers at 550–1150 nm, and 1530–1560 nm

Photometry and radiometry

Calibration for photometry, colorimetry, spectroradiometry, spectral fluorescence, radiometers, photometers, and more

Raman and FTIR spectroscopy

Calibration and consultation services for Raman and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy