Since it was established in 1908, the laboratory has focused on design, construction and testing of advanced rigs for research and education very often in co-operation with Norwegian industry. Together with SINTEF Energy Research we operate more than 6000m2 of floor space in 3 different buildings.

Our laboratory is divided in 8 units described below and contains 4 workshops with technicians having substantial expertise in building, instrumentation and operation of test rig facilities. A well developed laboratory infrastructure and a number of dedicated laboratory employees ensures that we are able to carry out many different laboratory research projects for our customers, which are in-house students (diploma/PhD work) and Norwegian and foreign industry.

We arrange laboratory exercises/courses for undergraduates and play an important role in the recruitment of new students to NTNU by arranging guided tours with hands-on demonstration of our experimental and research activities.

Thermal Laboratory

Thermal Buliding

Fluids Laboratory

Fluids building

Waterpower Laboratory




Key Contact

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Laboratory Manager:
Morten Grønli (e-mail)