Services Offered

Thermal Hazard Evaluation

ARC instrument for adiabatic calorimetry

With in-depth expertise and a wide range of experimental techniques, CanmetCERL's Thermal Laboratory can help you assess the thermal hazards inherent to your chemical processes, providing solutions that improve safety without compromising efficiency.


  • Thermal stability assessment on different scales using differential scanning calorimetry, heat flux calorimetry and adiabatic reaction calorimetry
  • Measurement of onset temperatures for thermal runaway
  • Quantification of heat generated from exothermic reactions
  • Reaction products and mechanisms by mass spectrometry and FTIR
  • Kinetic parameters for reactions
  • Prediction of large-scale behaviour through modelling of small-scale test results
  • Thermochemical calculations
  • Energetic and hazardous materials a speciality
  • Laboratory accredited under ISO/IEC Guide 25 by the Standards Council of Canada, including ASTM standards


  • Reduced risk of runaway reactions, deflagrations, and catastrophic events
  • Improved efficiency and lower costs through better-designed processes and safety systems
  • Minimized health and safety concerns by reducing risks of exposure to toxic materials