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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.

Kirk Dohne
Associate Director