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Facilities and Instruments

Building Integrated Photovoltaic Testbed
 
Cone Calorimeter
 
Fire Emulator/Detector Evaluator
 
HVAC&R Equipment Environmental Chambers
 
Indoor Air Quality Test House
 
Integrating Sphere-based Weathering Device
 
Lateral Ignition and Flame Spread Apparatus
 
Line Heat-Source Guarded Hot Plate
 
Manufacturing Robotics Testbed
 
Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) Research Facility
 
Micro-Combined Heat and Power Device Test Facility
 
Mobile Solar Tracker Facility
 
Photovoltaic Characterization Laboratory
 
Radiative Gasification Apparatus
 
Robotics Test Facility
 
Roof Photovoltaic Test Facility
 
Standard Firebrand Generator
 
The National Fire Research Laboratory
 
The Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility
 
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Wildland-Urban Interface Fires
 
Virtual Cybernetic Building Testbed
 
Virtual Factory Testbed
 
VOC emissions chambers

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