Purchases of GML reference gas preparation and calibration services can only be
initiated through a project contract.
Here is an example Memorandum of Understanding [MOU] Contract.
For more information on calibration services, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost of a standard varies with the cylinder type and level of complexity. For cylinders filled with natural air (Niwot Ridge, Colorado) fees are listed below.
Different types of cylinders are used depending on the molecule of interest.
Service Costs for FY2021, as of October 1, 2020, Valid for 60 days from the GRN(YR/MO/DAY) agreement number.
Note: Some of the pricing structure has changed. Starting October 1, 2020, the cylinder cost does not include filling or concentration adjustment. There are separate filling and targeting costs. We feel this better characterizes material and scientific work fees. Shipping costs are grouped by quantity to better reflect expected shipping and handling costs. Quotation is valid for 60 days, from the quotation email date or MOU (GRN(YR/MO/DAY) AGREEMENT number provided to the purchaser, whichever is later.
|Cylinder Type and Size||Price (US Dollars)|
|N265 Aluminum cylinder, 46.4 liter volume, [+ 8 weeks]||$1,670|
|N150 Aluminum cylinder, 29.5 liter volume||$568|
|N80 Aluminum cylinder, 15.8 liter volume||$455|
|N60 Aluminum cylinder, 10.8 liter volume||$434|
|N30 Aluminum cylinder, 5.9 liter volume||$321|
|Aculife cylinder N150||$683|
|Aculife cylinder N30||$426|
|Filling service||Price (US Dollars)|
|Filling with natural air||$547|
|Filling of Aculife cylinder size N150 (for Halocarbons)||$889|
|Filling of Aculife cylinder size N30 (for Halocarbons)||$638|
NOAA GML is the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Central Calibration Laboratory (CCL) for CO2, CH4, N2O, SF6, and CO. Calibrations results for these species are on official WMO scales. Calibrations for other gases are on internal NOAA scales.
Calibrations can be performed on the stable isotopes of CO2 (C13 and O18). The CO2 stable isotope calibration is based on a provisional scale maintained by INSTAAR at the University of Colorado. Values given for the stable isotopes of CO2 are informational values only.
|Compound||Price (US Dollars)|
|CO2 on WMO scale 250-600 µmol/mol, CH4 WMO scale 300-5000 nmol/mol||$1489|
|CO2 Range < 250 PPM or > 600 PPM||$1571|
|Stable Isotopes of CO2 [C13 & O18]||$814|
|CO Range 40-500 nmol/mol||$802|
|N20 / SF6 analysis by ECD||$705|
|Calibration by GCMS (for all other gases)||$887|
One recalibration for CO2, CH4 or CO after use is included in the cost of the standard gas. This is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED every 3 years for precision work and should at least be performed at the end of the cylinder's use (20 atm pressure). The cost of recalibrations after the first recalibration is:
|Additional recalibrations||Price (US Dollars)|
|CO2, CH4 or CO||$354|
|Destination||Price per Cylinder (US Dollars)|
|Shipping and handling, Foreign – 1 to 3 cylinders||$474|
|Shipping and handling, Foreign – 4 to 9 cylinders||$296|
|Shipping and handling, Foreign – 10 or more cylinders||$156|
|Shipping and handling, Domestic – 1 to 3 cylinders||$132|
|Shipping and handling, Domestic – 4 to 9 cylinders||$65|
|Shipping and handling, Domestic – 10 or more cylinders||$33|
|Financial Management Service Collection Cost*||$2.74 per MOU|
|*Financial Management Service is required on all agreements by the Department of Treasury per Office of Management & Dubdget Circular A-25, Policy Memorandum 14-02 dated July 25, 2014.|
For more information and pre-purchase quotes, e-mail email@example.com. A quote is necessary before accepting a purchase order. Inquiries can also be made through the following address, fax, or phone:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Global Monitoring Laboratory
Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases group
Boulder, CO. 80305