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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.

Kirk Dohne
Associate Director