Engineering Lab: Equipment

The NSF Engineering Lab hosts a variety of customized test chambers, mechanical and electrical equipment for analyzing data, with both computerized and video recording capacity:

  • Torsion test fixture
  • Calcium monitor
  • Dielectric analyzers
  • Sound meters and calibrators
  • Vibration monitors
  • Air velocity meters
  • Photometers
  • Tensile test machine
  • Brittleness tester
  • Pent tester
  • Transformers
  • Izod impact tester
  • DSC differential scanning calorimeter
  • FT-IR spectrometer
  • Abrasion tester
  • Deflection temperature tester
  • Melt flow index test machine
  • Flow-through thermocyclic test machine
  • IPT electronic bore gage
  • Laser extensometer
  • Multi-product calibrator
  • Compression molder
  • Video microscope
  • Oscilloscope fluke electrical
  • Optical comparator
  • Microscope PC

Test Rigs and Chambers

  • Thermocyclic test rig
  • Singleton salt fog test cabinet
  • Lathe
  • Dishwasher test rig
  • Fusion weld system for PE pipe testing
  • Walk-in temperature test chamber
  • Vacuum oven
  • Chemical resistant oven
  • IPT test chambers (pressure testing of pipe)
  • Faucet test machine
  • Backflow preventer test rig
  • Water hammer arrester test machine
  • TUP impact tester
  • Impulse test rig
  • Inline UV transmittance monitor
  • High flow flow-meters and pumps
  • Water chemistry analytical instruments


For more information about the NSF Engineering lab, email physlab@nsf.org.

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