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.
Learn more about the analysis techniques and certification for explosives.
Explore CanmetCERL’s research into explosives and the effects of explosions.
Find out how CanmetCERL staff play an active role in national and international standards.
See CanmetCERL’s ISO accreditation as an accredited testing laboratory.
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
Explosives Regulatory Division