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Technical Services

CSIRO's diverse research capabilities provide a number of state-of-the-art testing facilities that are available for contract research and specialised testing services. We invite you to review our testing, analytical and accreditation services as listed below.

Dielectric services and facilities

CSIRO's Petrophysics Laboratory offers a range of dielectric measurement options in a broad frequency range for solid and drill cutting samples.

Australian National Algae Culture Collection

This unique bank of Australian biodiversity contains marine and freshwater microalgal classes sourced from tropical Australia to Antarctica.

Argon dating meets exploration challenges

Successful exploration relies on knowledge of basin formation and thermal history of sedimentary rock and hydrocarbon migration. CSIRO’s argon dating services can help petroleum companies better determine potential locations for drilling petroleum wells.

FRR Culture Collection

The current holdings of the FRR Culture Collection consists of fungal strains of importance in the food and related industries. There are approximately 250 yeasts and 4000 filamentous fungi, not all of which are listed in this catalogue.

Biomolecular Interaction Facility

CSIRO’s Biomolecular Interaction Facility specialises in the application of sensor platform technology to resolve the binding specificity, kinetic parameters and affinity associated with molecular interactions.

Designer charcoal for steelmaking

Novel technologies to make designer charcoal could set the steel industry on a new, low emissions path.

Energy efficient electrical connections

We offer consulting and training services for maximising the efficiency of high current electrical connections used in primary metal production industries.

Thermal Properties

The CSIRO thermal laboratory can measure properties such as thermal conductivity and thermal resistance (R-value) of a wide range of insulating and conducting materials.

Fire safety

CSIRO carries out testing certification and standardisation in the areas of reaction to fire and fire resistance. We also provide independent and objective fire safety engineering expertise and evaluation.

Acoustics

CSIRO provides a range of acoustic research, measurement and consulting services to help improve the acoustic environments in buildings.

Facade engineering

The CSIRO Facade engineering and weather performance of buildings group specialises in evaluating and certifying the various elements associated with the building envelope.

FastTrack to streamlined agreements

Streamlined contractual agreements make it easier to do business with CSIRO – and feedback from customers and researchers has confirmed the benefits of this simplified, rapid turn-around approach. Streamlined contractual agreements make it easier to do business with CSIRO – and feedback from customers and researchers has confirmed the benefits of this simplified, rapid turn-around approach.

Airborne lidar data processing services

The CSIRO Vegetation Sensing and Information team provides a range of services to assist in the analysis of airborne lidar datasets.

Victorian Direct Manufacturing Centre

Helping Victorian manufacturing to become more sustainable and globally competitive.

Particle Analysis Service Lab

From routine analyses for the food industry to the most complex processes used in mining, CSIRO’s Particle Analysis Service (PAS) provides clients with accurate and rapid materials characterisation.