Boeing’s Nozzle Test Facility comprises two test cells, which are ventilated to maintain sea level atmospheric pressure. Each has a collector at one end to remove model exhaust with minimal noise intrusion into the surrounding community.
The 9-foot by 9-foot Propulsion Wind Tunnel is a non-return, induction-type facility that is set up primarily for inlet and aerodynamic testing, but it is easily adapted to other uses. It has extensive photographic and video equipment for monitoring and recording model configuration, flow visualization, test operations, and safety.
The Fuel Properties Laboratory offers fuel properties analysis to determine the net heat of combustion, thermal oxidation stability, vapor pressure, viscosity, density, lubricity, water content, dissolved gas content, and cold flow characteristics.
The four cells at the Fire and Hazardous Testing Laboratory accommodate flame, puncture, and explosion testing, including fire testing that requires backside cooling, preheat, or vibration conditions. They also be used to evaluate fire detection and extinguishing systems and the ignitability and flame propagation of liquid fuels and materials.