CHEMICAL TESTING AND ANALYTICAL LABORATORY ,
GUINDY, CHENNAI- 600 032
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.
of materials undertaken for testing:
Steel, Stainless Steel, High Speed Steel, Alloy Steels, Ferro Silicon,
Ferro Manganese and other Ferro Alloys.
Brass, Bronze, Gun Metal and other Copper Alloys.
and Aluminium Alloys
and Nickel Alloys, Zinc and Zinc Alloys
and Lead Alloys, Tin, Solder, Gold, Silver, Platinum etc
Thickness of Zinc Coating, Nickel Coating, Cadmium Coating, Chromium
Oils, Essential Oils, Diesel, Petrol, Kerosene, Furnace Oil, Cutting Oil,
Transformer Oil, Lubricating Oil, Engine Oil, Grease, Tar, Bitumen, Gear
Oil, 2T Oil.
Detergents, Cleaning Powder, Shoe Polish, Metal Polish, Bleaching Powder.
types of Paints and Varnishes, All types of Cement, Concrete (Mortar),
Admixtures, Water Proofing Compound, Cement Paint.
Blue Metal, Building Bricks, All types of Tiles, Granite, Wood, All types
of Building Materials.
Pesticides, Insecticides, All types of Chemicals and Solvents.
Ores, Limestone, Feldspar, Manganese Ore, Lime, Ceramics, Bauxite,
Barites, Refractories and other types of Ores and Minerals.
Bend, Compression, Impact (Charpy & Izod)
of Metals & alloys (Vickers, Brinnell Rockwell, Shore -A &
Mortar, Concrete Cubes, Mosaic Tiles, Ceramic Tiles, Bricks.
Rods, Rubber, Textiles, Paper, Conveyor Chain, Proof Load, Test for Bolt
& Nut, Bitumen Materials, Deflection Test for Sprint etc.
is traceable to National / International Standards
of Burettes, Pipettes, Volumetric Flask, Pyknometer, Measuring Cylinders
& other Glass wares.
Cup Viscometer, Cannon Fenske Viscometer, U-Tube Viscometer and other
types of Viscometers.
Digital Temperature Indicators, Hygrometers, Digital Thermo Hygrometers,
Hydrometer, Lactometer, Butyrometer, Alcohol Meters etc.
Vernier Caliper, Micrometers, Dial Gauge, Measuring Scale, Measuring Tape,
Balance, Weights, Analytical Instruments etc.
mV, Resistance etc.
Instruments used for Testing in this Laboratory:
Optical Emission Spectrometer: Highly accurate test results
standardized against international standards
can be obtained
with this Emission Spectrometer instantly.
: 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.
Testable: i) Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Tool Steel, Alloy Steels
Brass, Bronze, Gun Metal & Copper Alloys
Analyser : Highly accurate results, Standardized against International
Testable: Carbon, Sulphur
Testable: All types of Steels
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer: This Instrument has the capability of
and analysing elements even to a very
low concentration even to the extent of parts
Standards are used in this Instrument
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
following Additional Facilities are also available:
Engineering Section at CTAL offers know-how on Chemical and allied
products based on the lab scale studies.
Bank offers Project Profiles on Chemical and Allied products. 173 Project
Profiles on Chemical & Allied Industries are available.
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