Chemical Testing Labs




Chemical Testing and Analytical Laboratory, is one of the oldest Laboratories (established in 1948), in the Country, which is fully equipped with sophisticated instruments, highly qualified Staff, to test all types of materials, under one roof.

Types of materials undertaken for testing:

I. Chemical Testing:

  • Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, High Speed Steel, Alloy Steels, Ferro Silicon, Ferro Manganese and other Ferro Alloys.

  • Copper, Brass, Bronze, Gun Metal and other Copper Alloys.

  • Aluminium and Aluminium Alloys

  • Nickel and Nickel Alloys, Zinc and Zinc Alloys

  • Lead and Lead Alloys, Tin, Solder, Gold, Silver, Platinum etc

  • Zari, Thickness of Zinc Coating, Nickel Coating, Cadmium Coating, Chromium Coating etc.

  • Vegetable Oils, Essential Oils, Diesel, Petrol, Kerosene, Furnace Oil, Cutting Oil, Transformer Oil, Lubricating Oil, Engine Oil, Grease, Tar, Bitumen, Gear Oil, 2T Oil.

  • Soaps, Detergents, Cleaning Powder, Shoe Polish, Metal Polish, Bleaching Powder.

  • All types of Paints and Varnishes, All types of Cement, Concrete (Mortar), Admixtures, Water Proofing Compound, Cement Paint.

  • Sand, Blue Metal, Building Bricks, All types of Tiles, Granite, Wood, All types of Building Materials.

  • Water, Pesticides, Insecticides, All types of Chemicals and Solvents.

  • Iron Ores, Limestone, Feldspar, Manganese Ore, Lime, Ceramics, Bauxite, Barites, Refractories and other types of Ores and Minerals.


II. Physical Testing:

  • Tensile, Bend, Compression, Impact (Charpy & Izod)

  • Hardness of Metals & alloys (Vickers, Brinnell Rockwell, Shore -A & Shore-D).

  • Cement Mortar, Concrete Cubes, Mosaic Tiles, Ceramic Tiles, Bricks.

  • RTS Rods, Rubber, Textiles, Paper, Conveyor Chain, Proof Load, Test for Bolt & Nut, Bitumen Materials, Deflection Test for Sprint etc.


III. Calibration:

  • Calibration is traceable to National / International Standards

  • Calibration of Burettes, Pipettes, Volumetric Flask, Pyknometer, Measuring Cylinders & other Glass wares.

  • Ford Cup Viscometer, Cannon Fenske Viscometer, U-Tube Viscometer and other types of Viscometers.

  • Thermometers, Digital Temperature Indicators, Hygrometers, Digital Thermo Hygrometers, Hydrometer, Lactometer, Butyrometer, Alcohol Meters etc.

  • Penetrometer, Vernier Caliper, Micrometers, Dial Gauge, Measuring Scale, Measuring Tape, RPM, etc.

  • Analytical Balance, Weights, Analytical Instruments etc.

  • mA, mV, Resistance etc.

Sophisticated, Instruments used for Testing in this Laboratory:

1. Optical Emission Spectrometer:  Highly accurate test results standardized against international standards can be obtained with this Emission Spectrometer instantly.

Elements :  Testable : Silver, Aluminium, Gold, Arsenic, Boron, Berylium, Bismuth, Carbon, Calcium, Cadmium, Cerium, Cobalt, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Niobium, Lanthanum, Nickel, Phosphorus, lead, Sulphur, Antimony, Silicon, Tin, Titanium, Vanadium, Tungsten, Zinc, Zirconium, Tantalum, Tellurium, Selenium.

Samples Testable:     i) Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Tool Steel, Alloy Steels

                                 ii) Brass, Bronze, Gun Metal & Copper Alloys

                                 ii) Aluminium Alloys.

2. Leco-CS-244

Carbon-Sulphur Analyser :  Highly accurate results, Standardized against International Standards.

Elements Testable: Carbon, Sulphur

Samples Testable: All types of Steels


3. Atomic Absorption Spectrometer: This Instrument has the capability of  detecting and analysing elements even to a very low concentration even to the extent of parts per million.

International Standards are used in this Instrument as Standards.

Elements Analysable: Manganese, lead, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Nickel, Chromium, Magnesium, Platinum, Bismuth, Antimony, Silver, Calcium, Tin, Cobalt, Molybdenum, Aluminium, Gold, Boron, Vanadium, Arsenic, Tellurium, Silicon, Tungsten.

4. Universal Testing Machine: With this machine, Tensile, Compression, (30 Tons, 100 Tons Capacity) Proof Load etc. can be tested for Steels, Concrete, Concrete Cubes, Machined Tools etc.

5. Other Instruments used in: U.V. VIS Spectrometer, Flame Photometer Chemical Testing Conductivity Meter, Karl Fischer Equipment, Penetrometer, pH meter, Refractometer, B.N.F. Jet Apparatus, Bomb-Calorimeter, Digital Mettler Balance, Smoke Point Apparatus, Cleveland Pensky Marten Abel Flash Point apparatus, Cannon-Fenske Viscometers, Salt Spray Apparatus, Scratch Hardness etc.

6. Other Instruments used in: Universal Testing Machine-500 Kg. Physical Testing Impact Testing Machine Hardness Testing Machine (Vickers, Brinell, Rockwell, Shore-A & Shore-D) Spring Testing Machine Rubber Abrasion Testing Machine.

7. Calibration-Master

Instruments : Fluke, 741B Documentation Process Calibrator, Druck DBC-TC-650Dry Block Calibrator, Slip Gauge Grade "O", Caliper Checker, Cannon-Fenske Viscometers, Sartorius E2 Class Analytical Weights, Digital Sartorius Balances, Digital Vernier Calipers, Tachometers etc.

The following Additional Facilities are also available: 

Chemical Engineering Section at CTAL offers know-how on Chemical and allied products based on the lab scale studies.

Data Bank offers Project Profiles on Chemical and Allied products. 173 Project Profiles on Chemical & Allied Industries are available.

A Library with 6000 Books on subjects like Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Technology, Foods, Petroleum Products, Ceramics, Plastic, 24 Journals, 20,000 Standard Specifications like ISI, BSS, DIN, ASTM etc. are available.