Laboratories & facilities

  1. The JRC's AMALIA laboratory carries out research on different materials in various aqueous environments under varying conditions, testing for general corrosion and stress corrosion cracking (SCC).


    Acronym: AMALIA
  2. The IRMM analytical laboratories are well equipped for carrying out demanding analytical tasks whether to solve a food related or an isotope measurement problem.


  3. Anticipating the growing need for robust and impartial research on rechargeable energy storage systems for normative and regulatory purposes, BESTEST is establishing four experimental facilities for the following:


    Acronym: BESTEST
  4. Comprehensive metrological solar resource data is essential for evaluating the results of ESTI's outdoor exposure testing on PV modules. The ESTI meteo tower measures and records the following parameters:
     
    Global irradiation on 0, 45, 60 and 90° planes
    Diffuse irradiation 
    Relative humidity
    Wind speed
    Wind direction
    Rain gauge 
    Ambient temperature
    Local Barometric Pressure
     

  5. The JRC's European Microwave Signature Laboratory carries out research in the field of radar remote sensing and Radio Frequency compatibility.


    Acronym: EMSL
  6. The JRC's European Solar Test Installation carries out research on photovoltaic devices, and supports the EU in meeting its targets for renewable energy.


    Acronym: ESTI
  7. The JRC's Fuel Cell test facility is a state-of-the-art facility to support and facilitate the development and harmonisation of fuel cell testing procedures in transport and stationary applications in the EU.


  8. The JRC's High Flux Reactor carries out research in the area of nuclear and reactor safety.


    Acronym: HFR
  9. The JRC's High Pressure Gas Testing Facility carries out research and testing on high pressure vehicle tanks for hydrogen (H2) or natural gas (CH4).


    Acronym: GasTeF
  10. The hot cell laboratory has 24 shielded hot cells where up to 1 million curies can be handled including 2 decontamination cells.  Most of the cells are equipped with an alpha tight stainless steel containment, a so-called caisson, and each also has a replacement caisson for each cell. The advantage of this concept is to allow a cell renovation with a minimum downtime, with the replacement caisson able to be re-equipped and tested, while the "old" caisson is still self-contained and in operation.

     

    See each activity below a a list of methods;


    Acronym: HCL