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Facilities and Instruments

Advanced Manufacturing Test Bed
 
Building Integrated Photovoltaic Testbed
 
Fire Emulator/Detector Evaluator
 
HVAC&R Equipment Environmental Chambers
 
Integrating Sphere
 
Large Fire Research Facility
 
Large-Scale Structures Testing Facility
 
Lateral Ignition and Flame Spread Apparatus
 
Line Heat-Source Guarded Hot Plate
 
Mobile Solar Tracker Facility
 
Radiative Gasification Apparatus
 
Residential Fuel Cell Performance Test Facility
 
Robotics Test Facility
 
Roof Photovoltaic Test Facility
 
The National Fire Research Laboratory
 
The Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility
 
Tri-Directional Test Facility

The Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology promotes U.S. innovation and competitiveness by anticipating and meeting the measurement science, standards, and technology needs of the U.S. building and fire safety industries (builders, suppliers, owners and operators, codes and standards organizations, building and fire safety officials/ professionals, and insurers) in ways that enhance economic security and improve the quality of life.

The laboratory conducts investigations at the scene of major fires as well structural failures due to earthquakes, hurricanes, or other causes. The knowledge gained from these investigations guides research and is applied to recommendations for design and construction practices to reduce hazards.

The EL Facilities listed here are available for cooperative or independent research, typically on a cost reimbursable basis.

Contact
Kirk Dohne
Associate Director

kirk.dohne@nist.gov