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CanmetCERL Explosives Lab

CanmetCERL (Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory) within the Explosives Safety and Security Branch of the Lands and Minerals Sector at NRCan is the only Canadian government laboratory dealing with commercial explosives, and one of the few in the world.

Analysis and Certification

Learn more about the analysis techniques and certification for explosives.

Safety and Security Technology

Explore CanmetCERL’s research into explosives and the effects of explosions.

Standards Development

Find out how CanmetCERL staff play an active role in national and international standards.

ISO Accreditation

See CanmetCERL’s ISO accreditation as an accredited testing laboratory.

Reference Materials

List of past CanmetCERL work in scientific journals and at conferences.


Our work at CanmetCERL is diverse, with many different applications, from testing whether a product is fit for use to reducing the effects of accidental or terrorist blasts. CanmetCERL offers client services in two broad areas: Analysis and Certification and Safety and Security Technology.

For more information on CanmetCERL, please contact:

Canmet Bells Corner Complex, Building 12
1 Haanel Drive
Ottawa (ON) K1A 1M1
Tel: 1-855-912-0012
Fax: 613-995-1230
Explosives Regulatory Division

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