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MCERTS: performance standards and test procedures for continuous water monitoring equipment - part 1 automatic sampling equipment

This document contains the performance standards and test procedures for automatic water sampling equipment.

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Performance Standards and Test Procedures for Continuous Water Monitoring Equipment: Part 1 - Performance standards and test procedures for automatic water sampling equipment

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The Environment Agency established its Monitoring Certification Scheme (MCERTS) to deliver quality environmental measurements. The scheme is based on international standards and provides for the type-testing and subsequent product certification of instruments, the competency certification of personnel and the accreditation of laboratories.

This guidance contains the performance standards and test procedures for automatic water sampling equipment (samplers) used, for example, in monitoring of treated discharges from waste water treatment works, industrial processes, untreated waste waters and receiving waters.

Published 7 April 2014
Last updated 5 May 2017 + show all updates
  1. Document has been updated to clarify requirements and making it easier to understand.
  2. Document amended to include tests and requirements described in BS EN 16479:2014, with subsequent changes to a number of sections. Sample flow test amended and new power supply test added.
  3. Amended to include tests and requirements described in BS EN 16479:2014, with subsequent changes to a number of sections. Sample flow test amended and new power supply test added
  4. First published.