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Laboratories & facilities

Explosives trace detection laboratory in support of European Commission Mobility and Transport's aviation security (AVSEC) inspectors, protection of public spaces (Migration and Home Affairs), Customs detection technology (Taxation and Customs Union) and first responders /EOD network (Europol,

Acronym: 
ETDL
Fuel and Materials Research (FMR) Laboratory

The Fuels and Materials Research Laboratory belongs to the Nuclear Fuel Safety Unit of the JRC Directorate G – Nuclear Safety and Security, and is situated in Karlsruhe (Germany).

Acronym: 
FRM

The Fuel Cell and Electrolyser Testing facility in Petten, the Netherlands was established to support developments in Regulation, Codes and Standards through the validation of testing procedures and measurement methodologies for the performance assessment of fuel cells.

Monitoring station for turbulent exchange processes, i.e. fluxes, of greenhouse gases between atmosphere and biosphere (Mediterranean Pine forest).

The station is part of the ESFR Landmark ICOS. It is continuously running 24 / 7.

Acronym: 
IT-SR2

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

 

Acronym: 
HFR

The JRC's High Performance Computing facility (HPC) hosts several computing platforms to support the analysis of the growing volume of data, e.g. as generated by the NGS-Bioinformatics infrastructure.

Acronym: 
HPC
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

The JRC's Hopkinson Bar facility tests large material samples or structural components and sub-assemblies under dynamic conditions.

Acronym: 
HopLab

The hot cell laboratory consists of 24 shielded hot cells where highly radioactive materials (including full length light water reactor pins) can be received, handled, examined and returned to their owners.

Acronym: 
HC-KA
The laboratory groups all the relevant nuclear experimental facilities on the Ispra site where non-destructive analysis techniques are used for the purpose of nuclear safeguards, nuclear security and nuclear decommissioning and waste management.
 
It currently consists of four distributed locations within the ESSOR nuclear island (with different licenses, maintenance requirements, nuclear material inventories etc.) which in fact all need to be relocated in the foreseeable future in order not to interfere with the JRC Ispra site operational decommissioning and wast
Acronym: 
INS3L

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