Flue Gas Analysers: A Buyers Guide To Calibration & Servicing

If you’re shopping for a new flue gas analyser, it’s prudent to consider the cost of mandatory annual calibration/servicing throughout the life of your new instrument. 

With various manufacturers each offering their own calibration costs, gas sensor replacement intervals and quantity of UK-approved service centres, it’s a minefield comparing the cost of ownership of one analyser against that of another. 

Therefore, we feel a one-stop guide that summarises each manufacturer will be a valuable asset in your choice of new analyser. In alphabetical order below, we list what you can expect to pay, locations of service centres and other points to consider when organising annual calibration and recertification with each manufacturer.


Anton by Crowcon Flue Gas Analyser Calibration & Servicing

Expected Annual Costs (March 2024 - prices subject to change)

Sprint Pro (models 1 to 4):

  • Years 1-4: £109 + VAT
  • Year 5*: £208 + VAT

Sprint Pro (models 5 and 6):

  • Years 1-4: £109+VAT.
  • Year 5*: £275+VAT.

*Please note that the 5th year is more expensive due to gas sensors being replaced

Additional Things To Note

  • Anton analysers feature on-screen reminders of re-calibration 30 days before the due date. If this is subsequently ignored, the analyser will lock off as a safety procedure until re-calibration has been completed.
  • Additional charges may be made if an analyser is booked on the wrong service (for example, booking stating years 1-4 if it requires a 5th-year service), if an analyser misses a year and is sent the following year, and if non-warranty defects are discovered during the service that requires additional parts/labour to rectify.
  • Our Anton-approved Leeds Service Center offers nationwide collection and return delivery with a fast turnaround time to minimise the disruption.
  • Book your Anton analyser in for calibration with us today.

Anton Summary:

  • Various approved regional service centres, including our own service centre in Leeds.
  • Average annual service cost over 5 years from under £128.80 + VAT.
  • Prices & requirements are correct at the time of publishing (March 2024) and are subject to change.

Anton Calibration Centre Locations

Wide range of locations including:

  • Bangor (Northern Ireland)
  • Bristol
  • Cornwall
  • Glasgow - Hamilton
  • Glasgow - Hillington
  • Harlow
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Merseyside
  • Oxford
  • Poole
  • Sheffield
  • Stockton-On-Tees
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Welwyn

Kane Flue Gas Analyser Calibration & Servicing

Expected Annual Costs (March 2024 - prices subject to change)

KANE 258, KANE 358, KANE 458S:

  • Years 1-4: £155+VAT
  • Year 5: £235+VAT* (*the 5th year is more expensive due to gas sensors being replaced).

KANE 958, KANE 460:

  • Years 1-4: £215+VAT
  • Year 5: £325+VAT* (*the 5th year is more expensive due to gas sensors being replaced).

KANE 988:

  • Years 1-4: £255+VAT
  • Year 5: £380+VAT* (*the 5th year is more expensive due to gas sensors being replaced).

KANE 458S IAQ:

  • Years 1-4: £215+VAT
  • Year 5: £325+VAT* (*the 5th year is more expensive due to gas sensors being replaced).

Kane Calibration Centre Locations

  • Manchester - Atherton

Added Value From Kane

All calibration services fall under KANE’s ‘KANE CARE’ value proposition:

  • 10-year warranty with annual KANE CARE service and re-certification.
  • Same day KANE CARE service and re-certification or your money back (not applicable to KANE 9xx, EGA or AQA analysers.)
  • Free overnight tracked delivery to KANE & 9am next day return & Saturday.

A 5-year service plan can be purchased alongside a KANE flue gas analyser from selected KANE distribution partners that offers all of the above benefits, but with the addition of the below:

  • Peace of mind - no further costs for 5 years.
  • A 5-year service plan will save you at least 20% in comparison to paying annually over 5 years.
  • Free theft protection cover - if stolen, KANE will replace your analyser for free.

Additional Things To Note

  • Analysers must be registered online with KANE before calibration.
  • 5-year service plans must be purchased at the same time as a new analyser, and from appointed KANE distribution partners: view our range of KANE flue gas analysers and 5-year service plans here.

Kane Summary:

  • Guaranteed fast turnaround from KANE service centre.
  • KANE CARE added value.
  • Average annual service cost over 5 years from under £154+VAT (under £115+VAT if purchasing a 5-year service plan).
  • Prices correct at the time of publishing (March 2024) and are subject to change.

Sauermann Flue Gas Analyser Calibration & Servicing

Expect Annual Costs (March 2024 - prices subject to change)

Si-CA 030*

  • Annual cost: £95+VAT (2 sensor analyser).
  • Annual cost: £125+VAT (3 sensor analyser).

Si-CA 130**

  • Annual cost: £95+VAT (2 sensor analyser).
  • Annual cost: £105+VAT (3 sensor analyser).
  • Annual cost: £135+VAT (4 sensor analyser).

Si-CA 230**

  • Annual cost: £95+VAT (2 sensor analyser).
  • Annual cost: £105+VAT (3 sensor analyser).
  • Annual cost: £115+VAT (4 sensor analyser).
  • Annual cost: £165+VAT (5 sensor analyser).
  • Annual cost: £190+VAT (6 sensor analyser).

*Sensors may be replaced if deemed necessary, but there are no pre-set intervals.

**Sensors may be replaced if deemed necessary, but there are no pre-set intervals. Sensors and pre-calibrated and are user-replaceable.

Sauermann Calibration Centre Locations

  • Belfast
  • Blackpool
  • Glasgow - Hamilton
  • Stockton-On-Tees

Additional Things To Note:

  • User-changeable sensors are available (for Si-CA 130 and Si-CA 230).
  • Although Sauermann features long-life sensors in their analyser (hence no preset intervals to change them), they may require changing if the analyser has been subject to heavy use.
  • Additional charges may be made if non-warranty defects are discovered during the service that requires parts to rectify.

Sauermann Summary:

  • Various approved regional service centres.
  • Average annual service cost over 5 years from £95+VAT.
  • Price correct at the time of publishing (March 2024) and subject to change.

Testo Flue Gas Analyser Calibration & Servicing

Expected Annual Costs (June 2024 - prices subject to change)

Testo 310, 310 (generation 2), 320/320B & 327

  • Years 1, 2, 4 and 5: £119+VAT.
  • Year 3*: £159+VAT.

Testo 300 (excluding LL)

  • Years 1, 2 and 4: £119+VAT.
  • Years 3 and 5*: £159+VAT.

Testo 300+ (excluding LL)

  • Years 1, 2 3 and 4: £119+VAT.
  • Years 5*: £159+VAT.

Testo 300 with NO (excluding LL)

  • Years 1, 2, 3 and 4: £159+VAT.
  • Year 5*: £309+VAT.

Testo 300LL/330LL

  • Years 1, 2, 3 and 4: £159+VAT.
  • Year 5*: £219+VAT.
  • Year 6*: £339+VAT.

Testo 300/330LL with NO

  • Years 1, 2, 3 and 4: £209+VAT.
  • Year 5*: £369+VAT.
  • Year 6*: £339+VAT.

*these years are more expensive due to gas sensors being replaced 

Additional Things To Note:

  • Additional charges may be made if non-warranty defects are discovered during the service that requires parts to rectify
  • Our Testo-approved Leeds Service Center offers Nationwide collection and return delivery with a fast turnaround time to minimise the disruption: book your Testo analyser in for calibration today
  • Book your Testo analyser in for calibration with us today.

Testo Calibration Centre Locations

  • Alton
  • Belfast
  • Harlow
  • Glasgow - Hamilton
  • Leeds
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Poole
  • Stockton-On-Tees
  • Welwyn

Testo Summary:

  • Various approved regional service centres.
  • Average annual service cost over 5 years from £127+VAT.
  • Price correct at the time of publishing (March 2024) and subject to change.

TPI Flue Gas Analyser Calibration & Servicing

Expected Annual Costs (March 2024 - prices subject to change)

DC710 

  • Years 1-5: £95+VAT.
  • Year 6*: £195+VAT.

DC711

  • Years 1-5: £110+VAT.
  • Year 6*: £210+VAT.

DC711 with NOx sensor

  • Years 1-5: £190+VAT.
  • Year 6*: £290+VAT.
    *the 6th year is more expensive due to gas sensors being replaced.

Additional Things To Note:

  • Additional charges may be made if an analyser is booked on the wrong service (i.e, years 1-5 if it requires a 6th-year service) if an analyser misses a year and is sent the following year and if non-warranty defects are discovered during the service that requires parts to rectify.
  • Our Testo-approved Leeds Service Center offers Nationwide collection and return delivery with a fast turnaround time to minimise the disruption.
  • Book your TPI analyser in for calibration with us today.

TPI Summary:

  • Fast turnaround.
  • Regional service centres if you don’t wish to post your equipment.
  • Average annual service cost over 6 years from £111.67+VAT.
  • Prices are correct at the time of publishing (March 2024) and are subject to change.

TPI Calibration Centre Locations

  • Harlow
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Scunthorpe
  • Stockton-On-Tees
  • Stoke-on-Trent

Summary

It pays to explore what is offered by each flue gas analyser manufacturer. Although the cost of calibration will likely feature high on the agenda, it certainly shouldn’t be all that is considered:

  • Are there regional service centres available if you don’t want the hassle of posting?
  • How quickly can a manufacturer service and recertify your analyser? You’ll likely need to plan your work around this.
  • How easy can each manufacturer make the service and re-certification process for you?

For an easy comparison you can find a summarising comparison table below. Simply click the links at the bottom to see their equipment on our website.

So why shop with us?

We invest to ensure stock is available on our shelves ready to ship for delivery the very next working day, and our trained advisors are at hand if you require further assistance when choosing a new instrument.

We’re proud of our industry-leading TrustScore of 4.7 that we’ve earned from nearly 5,000 independent Trustpilot customer reviews, so you know you’ll be in great hands. And the cherry on the cake? Each analyser we sell comes with a choice of free gift.

And it doesn't end there. We’re an approved service centre for Anton, Testo and TPI which means we can look after you when your instrument is due for re-calibration. We offer a drop-in service if you’re local, or a door-to-door courier service if you’re a little further afield. We also provide:

  • Fast turnaround times.
  • Hire flue gas analysers if required.
  • Well-stocked inventory of spares and accessories.
  • Parts and labour are included in all in-warranty repairs.

Flue Gas Analyser Service Comparison Matrix By Manufacturer:

 

Anton by Crowcon

Kane

Sauermann

Testo

TPI

Average annual calibration cost over 5 years*

*prices correct as of March 2024 and are subject to change

From £128.80+VAT 

 From £154.00+VAT

Under £115+VAT if purchasing a 5-year service agreement with your new analyser

From £95.00+VAT 

From £127.00+VAT 

 From £111.67+VAT

Typical turnaround time

2 working days or less

Same day

2-3 working days

2-3 working days

2-3 working days

Approved regional service centres

15

1

4

9

7

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