Naval testing and infrastructure support

The Testing and Infrastructure Support (TIS) section provides a wide range of technical and manufacturing support to test and evaluation projects. The Testing and Infrastructure Support section also maintains the facility infrastructure. Support capabilities include:

  • Chemical analysis
  • Electronics, measurement and control
  • Metrology
  • Digital photography and high speed video
  • Drafting and animation
  • Mechanical assembly and manufacturing

Chemical analysis

The Naval Engineering Test Establishment (NETE) chemistry laboratory conducts evaluations, chemical analyses and physical tests on materials and equipment including:

  • Fuel and lubricant testing, including testing for Equipment Health Monitoring (EHM) programs
  • Exhaust emissions measurements for diesels, gas turbines and other stationary sources
  • Testing of effluents for compliance with environmental regulations
  • Evaluation and testing of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) air filtration equipment 

Electronics, Measurement and Control

The Electronics, Measurement and Control (EMC) group designs, installs, and operates control and data acquisition instrumentation for the test and evaluation of shipboard structures, machinery and systems. Typical applications involve recording strain, torque, vibration, shock, noise, speed, load, as well as environmental conditions such as temperature, pressure and humidity.

A wide range of transducers, signal conditioners and data acquisition systems are available, including:

  • Transducer and recorder calibrators
  • Portable, rugged and self-contained digital recorders
  • Multichannel digital chart recorders
  • LabView® based acquisition and control instrumentation
  • Electrical Power Analyzers
  • Accelerometers, Microphones and Hydrophones
  • Thermocouples and Resistance Temperature Detectors  
  • Pressure & Flow Sensors
  • Global Positioning System (GPS), Linear Variable Differential Transducers (LVDTs) and load cell sensors


The metrology services include non-destructive testing, ; dimensional inspections,  alignments, in-situ inspection of high pressure air cylinders, and bearing failure analysis.

NETE metrology equipment and services include:

  • Video microscopic inspection with digital output
  • Boroscopic inspection
  • Bearing analysis
  • Hardness and surface roughness measurements
  • Eddy current and magnetic particle inspections
  • Ultrasonic inspection and thickness measurements

Visual instrumentation

Visual instrumentation services are available to record events using high resolution digital photography and digital video recording (regular and high speed).

Drafting and animation

Drafting and animation capabilities include two and three dimensional drawings, solid modeling, and animation of engineering designs. NETE has complete scanning, editing and high quality colour printing facilities.

Mechanical assembly and manufacturing

NETE has in-house facilities to support fabrication, assembly and service requirements. Shop services include machining, welding, carpentry, electrical installation, and mechanical assembly. 

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