NEL is one of the lead organisations in the UK’s National Measurement System (NMS). As part of its NMS remit, NEL is responsible for the Flow Programme. This programme provides the UK’s Flow Measurement standards and draws on the fundamental measurements of length, mass, temperature and pressure from other parts of the NMS.
The NMS is funded through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It provides the UK with the resources of a network of National Measurement Laboratories that provide the UK’s base measurement standards and deliver world-leading measurement research in support of UK industry and academia. The UK National Measurement Laboratories are:
- National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
- LGC Ltd
- National Gear Metrology Laboratory (NGML)
- National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC)
- Regulatory Delivery (part of BEIS)
The NMS enables the UK to compete in global trade and manufacturing by ensuring the consistency and recognition of measurement units and standards throughout the world. The National Measurement Laboratories disseminate measurement knowledge and information through events, research, case studies, training, newsletters, advice and guides, to the wider measurement community.