MCERTS Testing

Independent MCERTS testing for equipment manufacturers to demonstrate environmental compliance.

Andy Godley is our expert in MCERTS testing

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Monitoring Certification Scheme

The Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS), set up by the UK Environment Agency, provides a framework within which environmental measurements can be made to the Agency's quality requirements. MCERTS certification considers several international standards associated with emissions monitoring, water monitoring, and more. 

Prime MCERTS contractor

As the first contractor to produce the MCERTS continuous water monitor standards and test procedures, we have an intimate knowledge of the Agency's requirements. Our in-depth understanding of the MCERTS specifications means that we are uniquely positioned to help equipment manufacturers successfully achieve their MCERTS product certification.

Three MCERTS standards have been published for water monitoring equipment. These cover:

  • Automatic wastewater samplers
  • On-line analysers
  • Flowmeters

Unique knowledge

Being the first contractor to produce MCERTS testing procedures gives us a valuable insight into the specification.

Dedicated to compliance

We are active in industry committees to influence regulatory standards and drive technological development.

Helping you succeed

Our support is available from the design phase through to achieving MCERTS product certification on a finished product. 

Early product testing

WRc can help manufacturers achieve certification for new developments. This includes supporting the design and development process to ensure the requirements of the MCERTS product standard are understood throughout and will be met by the finished product.

We can also advise on testing that may be carried out during development and independently QA or audit those tests such that they might be considered as evidence contributing to certification.

Field testing

We offer a range of services to assist with field testing, an essential part of the MCERTS certification process. This includes setting up and conducting tests, independent QA of tests and results, or conducting tests on a third party site.

Existing equipment testing

For equipment that is already established on the market, WRc can:

  • Review the available evidence with respect to its submission in support of MCERTS certification,
  • Independently audit evidence in support of MCERTS certification,
  • Advise on any gaps where further evidence is required,
  • Identify and complete specific testing to fill gaps.

All testing is completed to a MCERTS acceptable standard to comply with UK Environment Agency requirements.

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Andy Godley

Andy's expertise covers all technologies of flow measurement (both open channel and closed pipe) across clean and wastewater applications. He manages WRc's flow test facilities and has experience in designing and performing test and evaluation exercises against standards or client-specific requirements on meters and associated equipment, including verification and AMR (automatic meter reading) systems. Andy has also developed tools for assessing meter uncertainty, whole life costs of meters, meter right sizing and long term meter performance models. He has been closely involved with the Environment Agency’s MCERTS scheme for water monitoring.