Chemical Analysis

ukas logoChemical analysis is a core function of Aerotech Laboratories Ltd and we are UKAS Accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for all the services we offer in this respect.

bottlesThe accurate control of process solutions used to treat metal surfaces is one key imperative of any robust quality system and many specifications demand this level of control.

Furthermore, due to our independence we always provide an impartial and balanced response to any analytical requirement.

As with our other services we predominately support the aerospace, automotive and defence sectors along with the wider metal finishing industry and the types of solutions that we can analyse include:

Electro-platinghard chrome, cadmium, nickel, copper, bronze, zinc, silver, tin
Anodising & Conversion Coatings chromic acid, sulphuric acid, titanium anodise, phosphate, chromate, Alocrom, Alodine
Electrochemical & Chemical MachiningSTEM drill, capillary drill, dielectric fluids, chemical machining
Etching & Pre-Treatmentsinspection etch, de-smut
Surface Conditioning & Cleaningdichromate seal, descalers, vapour degreasers, de-rusting, De-Oxidiser 7-17, proprietary aqueous cleaners - M-Aero, Oakite, Ardrox, Orthosil, Aloclene, Turco, Metsoak, Bluegold, Surfos C152, Solvex ICD173, Trimite
Oils & Solventsparaffin, white spirit, Lanolin, quench oil

Flexible and Cost Effective

Our standard pricing principle is based on a "per sample" cost, irrespective of the number of determinations carried out on that sample. To make the whole process simple we will provide labelled sample bottles and reports are usually sent out via email using PDF attachments showing our UKAS logo and authorised signature.

Discounts are offered for increased quantities and frequencies. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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We can also design a programme of testing that serves the needs of your organisation whereby we can be seen as your own in-house laboratory.

This includes flexibility for each aspect of the our service portfolio:


UKAS and Nadcap - Aerospace Quality Systems

ukas logo The Performance Review Institute (PRI) administer and manage key programmes to "improve manufacturing process and product quality by adding value, reducing total cost and promoting teaming between global stakeholders in the mobility and other interested industries."

One such key programme is Nadcap, which is "an industry-managed, consensus approach to OEM oversight of special process and product suppliers. Nadcap is an integral part of the supplier management system of most of the world's aerospace manufacturers."

Furthermore, Nadcap recognizes ISO 17025 for testing laboratories, including non-destructive testing laboratories. The ISO 17025 scope of accreditation must cover the Nadcap scope of accreditation and be from an approved NACLA / ILAC accreditation body.

Suppliers who have an ISO 17025 accreditation approved by NACLA / ILAC do not require an additional quality systems audit through Nadcap.

For more information visit the Nadcap Aerospace Quality Systems website.


Corporate Approvals

In addition to our UKAS Accreditation we hold many corporate approvals including:

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Additional Analysis Services

In addition to the analysis of chemical process solutions there are number of peripheral functions that are integral to the successful end to end operation of any facility. We offer various products and analytical services to support our customer's production systems.



Metal finishing facilities are required to monitor and control wastewater / effluent discharge under the regulations of statutory authorities, e.g. regional water companies and the Environment Agency. Aerotech Laboratories Ltd offer a variety of analysis services in order to minimise the risk of infringing discharge consents covering; Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), suspended solids, acidity/alkalinity and various dissolved toxic metals.

Measure - Health and Safety Executive & COSHH Regulations

acid testThe measurement of airborne pollutants from industrial processes e.g. dust, fumes and vapours, is a significant requirement in order to comply with the COSHH regulations prescribed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

In particular we have a variety of products and services for the measurement and control of Chromic Acid Mist (CAM) as detailed in the HSE specification MDHS 52/3.

This includes the manufacture of Alkali Treated Filter Membranes, reagents and chemical kits along with a rental option for an aspirator.

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Email usAerotech Laboratories Ltd,
Unit 20,
Mercia Business Village,
Westwood Business Park,
Phone : +44 (0) 24 7647 4474
Fax : +44 (0) 24 7647 4473

Registered in England and Wales. Company Number 5369834