Palintest Ltd

Water testing

Palintest manufactures products for testing, analysing and monitoring water.

Products and services

  • Portable photometers
  • Turbidity meters
  • Field test kits
  • Water and soil analysis reagents
  • Microbiological tests and media
  • Service, calibration services and repairs


  • Drinking water supply
  • Wastewater and sewage treatment
  • Public and municipal utilities
  • Environmental
  • Industrial process water and institutional hygiene
  • Brewing, beverage and food production
  • Soil, hydroponics and irrigation
  • Humanitarian aid, development programme support and disaster response

Palintest aims to be the best global provider of water and environmental analysis equipment that enable critical water quality decisions to be made with confidence.

The company’s portable and lab-based products are used for testing drinking water, waste water, process water, swimming pools and spas. Palintest also manufactures products for environmental applications such as soil monitoring, water disinfection, contaminant analysis and disaster response.

From Dr Thomas Palin’s invention of the world-standard DPD test for chlorine over 50 years ago, to the recent innovation of its patented digital electro-chemical sensors, Palintest has been at the forefront of water analysis. The recent acquisition of the Wagtech water testing business has increased the company’s presence within the aid sector and developing world territories for water analysis.

The company’s photometers, tablet reagents and Tubetests®, sensor technology and colorimetric products are designed at Palintest’s headquarters in Gateshead, UK. There are also regional offices in the USA, China, Middle East and Australasia to serve the rapidly growing export markets that led to the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2013.

Palintest operates within the Halma Environmental & Analysis Sector.

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Accreditation and standards

The company’s products are fully compliant with local and international standards, and its innovative technologies are often specifically authorised as new approved testing methods.

Palintest is accredited to ISO 9001-2008 and operates extensive quality control and product improvement processes to ensure compliance with key national and international standards and approvals such as USEPA and ISO methods.


Head Office location

Palintest Ltd, Palintest House, Kingsway, Team Valley, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear NE11 0NS, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 191 491 0808

Tel: +1 859 341 7423

Australia and Asia Pacific
Tel: + 61 1300 13 15 16

Tel: +86 (0) 10 6588 6200