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Thiru. Hemant Kumar Sinha, I.A.S., All Municipal Commissioners


Commissioner of Municipal
Administration, All Corporation Commissioners.
Ezhilagam Annexe,
Chepauk,
Chennai - 5

L.Dis.No: 52108/2003/E1 Dated: 24.09.2003

Sir / Madam,

Sub:- Industries - Small scale Industries purchase of materials


by various Department and State owned undertakings -
sampling and testing by the laboratories under the
Control of Directorate of Industries and Commerce –
Availing of testing facilities - requested - regarding.

Ref:- Director of Industries and Commerce D.O.Lr.No:


4505/CW4/2003, dated: 23.8.2003.
***

A copy of the letter cited is enclosed. I request you to make use of the
testing facilities available in the Chemical Wing Labs of the Directorate of
Industries and Commerce, mentioned therein to the maximum extent
possible.

Sd/- K. Ismath Batcha,


for Commissioner of
Municipal Administration
Encl:- As above

Copy to:- 1. All Regional Directors of


Municipal Administration.

2. The Joint Director (Chemicals),


Chemical Testing and Analytical Laboratory,
Guindy, Chennai - 32.

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Copy of Lr. from Thiru. N. Vasudevan, I.A.S., Industries Commissioner
and Director of Industries and Commerce, addressed to Commissioner of
Municipal Administration, Chepauk, Chennai - 5 D.O.Lr.No: 4505/CW4/2003,
dated: 23.8.2003.

***

Dear Thiru Hemant Kumar Sinha,

Sub:- Industries - Small scale Industries purchase of materials


by various Departments and State owned undertakings -
Sampling and testing by the Laboratories under the
Control of Directorate of Industries and Commerce -
Availing of testing facilities - requested - regarding.
****

I would like to bring to your kind information that the Department of


Industries and Commerce have set up the following five Laboratories.

1) Chemical Testing and Analytical : Ph. 9544 -22341646


Laboratory, Thiru-Vi-Ka Industrial Estate,
Guindy, Chennai-32

2) Regional Testing Laboratory, K.Pudur, : Ph. 95452 - 2566588


Industrial Estate, Madurai - 625 007

3) Regional Testing Laboratory, Civil : Ph. 95422 - 2627065


Aerodrome, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore-14

4) Regional Testing Laboratory, Anaimedu, : Ph. 95427 - 2295218


Salem- 636 001

5) Regional Testing Laboratory, Beach Road, : Ph. 95461 - 2320944


Thoothukudi - 1

Chemical Testing and Analytical Laboratory, Chennai is rendering


commendable service in the evaluation of quality and standardization for
more than 5 decades by providing comprehensive test facilities to various
types of industries and the other 4 Regional Laboratories are also engaged in
the same field for more than 25 years. These Laboratories are fully equipped
with all necessary equipments and sophisticated instruments to carry out all
types of analysis including specialized tests on all raw materials and finished
products like alloys, steel, cement, paints and other building materials, ores
and minerals, oils etc. The samples and other materials received for testing
are tested within a stipulated period as per time schedule and the test

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certificates are issued then and there. The testing charges are collected at
the rates fixed by the Government. The SSI Units are given 50% concession
towards testing fees. A list showing the various tests that are taken up by the
laboratories with rates for the tests is enclosed.

The Chemical Testing and Analytical Laboratory, Guindy is recognized


by Bureau of Indian Standards and the services of this laboratory is utilized
by the Director General of Supplies and Disposals, Railways, Engineers India
Limited and Defence Departments.

It has been observed that the testing facilities available in the above
Laboratories are not fully utilized by the Government Departments. Therefore
I request you to kindly advise your subordinate officers under your control to
make use of the testing facilities available in the Laboratories mentioned
above to the maximum extent possible.

A copy of the instructions issued to your Subordinate Departmental


Officers in this matter may kindly be sent to the Joint Director (Chemicals),
Chemical Testing and Analytical Laboratory, Guindy, Chennai - 32 so as to
enable us to contact them to proceed further in this matter.

With warm regards,


Yours sincerely,
Sd/-x x x x x x x
// True copy //

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FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT CHEMICAL WING LABORATORIES
ANNEXURE - I
CHEMICAL TESTING

Sl.No. Item of Tests Testing FACILITIES AVAILABLE


fees
(Rs.)
CTAL RTL RTL RTL RTL
CH-32 MDU CBE SLM TTN
A MINERALS & ORES
I Limestone, Dolomite,
Gypsum,Selenite etc.
1 Complete Analysis 700 A A A A A
2 Individual Test 300 A A A A A
II All other Rocks, Oresd
and Minerals
1 Complete Analysis 820 A A A A A
2 Major constituents 500 A A A A A
3 Individual test 300 A A A A A
III Graphites:
1 Proximate analysis 500 A A A A A
2 Other individual test 300 A A A A A
IV Coal and Coke:
1 Proximate analysis 500 A A A A A
2 Calorific value 500 A A NA NA NA
V Coal Ash:
1 Complete analysis 820 A A A A A

2 Individual Test 300 A A A A A


B Non Ferrous, Metals
and Alloys:
I Brass, Bronze, Gun
Metal, Silicon Bronze,
Aluminium, Cupro
Manganese etc.
1 Complete analysis 1500 A A NA A NA
2 Individual Test 300 A A NA A NA
II Type metal, White
babbit metal, weeds
alloy solder etc
1 Complete analysis 1500 A A NA A NA

2 Individual Test 300 A A A A NA

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III Aluminium and
Aluminium alloys:
1 Complete analysis 1500 A A A A NA

2 Individual Test 300 A A A A NA


IV Gold and Gold Alloys:
1 Complete analysis 1750 NA NA NA NA NA

2 Individual Test 500 NA NA NA NA NA


V Silver and Silver Alloys:
1 Complete analysis 1750 NA NA NA NA NA

2 Individual Test 500 A A(A A A A


g
only
)
VI Copper, Arsenical
Copper, Phosphor
Copper, Cadmium:
1 Complete analysis 1750 A A NA A NA

2 Individual Test 500 A A NA A NA


VII Lead and Lead Alloy:
1 Complete analysis 1500 A A NA NA NA

2 Individual Test 300 A A NA NA NA


VII Zinc and Zinc Alloy:
I
1 Complete analysis 1500 A A A A A

2 Individual Test 300 A A A A A


IX Magnesium and
Magnesium Alloys:
1 Complete analysis 1500 A A A A NA
2 Individual Test 300 A A A A A(M
g
only
)
X All Other Metals and
Alloys:
1 Complete analysis 1500 A A A A NA

2 Individual Test 300 A A A A NA


C Ferrous metals and
Alloys:
I Mild Steel, Cast iron
etc.
1 Complete analysis 1000 A A A NA A

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2 Individual Test 300 A A A NA A
II Alloy Steels:
1 Complete analysis- 1500 A A A NA A
C,Si,S,Mn,Ni,Cr,P

2 Additional individual 300 A A A NA( A


Test Ni,
Cr
only
)
III All Other Ferro Alloys:
1 Complete analysis 1500 A A A A NA

2 Individual Test 300 A A A A NA


D Chemicals-All Grades
1 Complete analysis 940 A A A A NA

2 Individual Test 300 A A A A NA


E Agricultural and related
materials
I Soils:
1 Complete analysis 820 A A A A A

2 Individual Test 300 A A A A A


II Oil Seeds, Vegetables,
Oils Fats, Essential Oils
etc.
1 Complete analysis 820 A A A A NA

2 Individual Test 300 A A A A A


III Manures and
Fertilizers:
1 Nitrogen 300 A A A A A
2 Phosphorous 300 A A A A A
3 Potash 300 A A A A A
4 Lime 300 A A A A A
5 Other individual 300 A A A A A
constituent
IV Pesticides and
Insecticides:
1 Complete analysis 940 A Chlo A A A
ropy
rifos
only
A
2 Main constituent 500 A A NA NA NA
3 Individual Test 300 A A NA NA NA
V Poultry Feed, Fodder
etc:

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1 Complete analysis 820 A A A A A

2 Individual Test 300 A A A A A


F Food and Food
products:
1 Complete analysis 820 A A A A A

2 Individual Test 300 A A A A A


G Soap -All Kinds:
1 Complete analysis 820 A A A A A

2 Individual Test 300 A A A A A


H Detergents:
1 Complete analysis 940 A A A A A

2 Active ingredients 500 A A A A A


2 Individual Test 300 A A A A A
I Waxes:
1 Complete analysis 820 A NA NA NA NA

2 Individual Test 300 A NA NA NA NA

J Industrial Water:

1 Complete analysis 820 A A A A A

2 Individual Test 300 A A A A A


K Effluent Waste Water
analysis:
1 Complete analysis 1080 A Exc Exce Exc A
ept pt ept
BO BOD BO
D D
2 Individual Test 300 A Exc Exce Exc A
ept pt ept
BO BOD BO
D D
L Inks:
1 Complete analysis 820 A NA NA NA NA

2 Individual Test 300 A NA NA NA NA


M Paints, Varnishes, Spirit
Varnish, Shellac
Varnish Paint Paste,
Paint medium and
allied materials:
1 Complete analysis ISS 1080 A A A A A
including Pigment
content

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2 Pigment content 500 A A A A A
3 Pigment analysis 600 A A A A A
4 Salt spray 300 A A A A A
5 Individual Test other
thatn pigment content
N Petroleum Products:
1 Complete analysis 1080 A A A A A

2 Individual Test 400 A A A A A


O Cement, Plaster of
Paris and Mortar:
1 Complete analysis 820 A A A A A

P Refractory and Sanitary


ware:
1 Complete and Chemical 820 A A A A A
analysis

2 Iron and Aluminium 600 A A A A A


content ndividual Test
3 Individual test 300 A A A A A
4 G/V Liquor test 600 A A A A A
5 Water absorption 250 A A A A A
6 Apparent Porosity 300 A A A A A
7 Bulk density 250 A A A A A
8 Sieve test 300 A A A A A
Q Zari, Silver, Threads
etc.
1 Complete analysis 1500 A A A A A
including Silver, Gold,
Copper and Silk
2 Gold content 500 A A A A A
3 Silver content 500 A A A A A
4 Individual test 500 A A A A A
R Miscellaneous Test
I Galvanisation test:
1 Dip test of 300 A A A A A
Galvanisation
2 Weight of Coating per 300 A A A A A
unit area
3 Thickness of coating 300 A A A A A
II Salt Spray test for
corrosion up to
1 72 Hours 1000 A A A A A
2 48 Hours 800 A A A A A
3 24 Hours 500 A A A A A
4 Every additional 24 300 A A A A A
hours

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III Specific gravity 250 A A A A A
IV Determination of weight 200 A A A A A
V Sieve test 300 A A A A A
S Miscellaneous items
not specifically
mentioned above:
1 Complete analysis 820 A A A A A
2 Individual test 300 A A A A A
3 PH of any sample 200 A A A A A
4 Moisture of any samply
i)Oven Method 250 A A A A A
ii)Dean & Start Method 250 A A A A A
iii)Karl Fisher Method 300 A A A A A
T Coarse Aggregate and
Fine Aggregate:
1 Potential Reactivity 500 A A A A A
2 Soundness(per 500 A A A A A
Solution)
3 Single Test 300 A A A A A
U Rubber, Tyre Flap,
Tube Inner etc:
1 Hydro Carbon content 500 A A A A A
2 Individual Test. 300 A A A A A

MECHANICAL TESTING

Sl.No. Item of Test Testing FACILITIES AVAILABLE


fees
(Rs.)
CTAL RTL RTL RTL RTL
CH-32 MDU CBE SLM TTN
A Tensile Test
I Tensile Test of all types
of samples for all ready
machined test pieces:
1 Tensile Strength 220 A A A A NA
(Breaking Load Only)
2 Tensile Strength, Yield 300 A A A A NA
Strength, Percentage of
Elongation , Reduction
Area, Proof Stress
3 Breaking Load 220 A A A A NA
4 Chains 300 A A A A NA
B Compression Test: A A A A NA
1 On Specimen ready 180 A A A A NA
machined with

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observation of Yield
point
C Cold Bend Tests:
1 Cold Bend Tests 180 A A A A NA
D Hardness TEst:
1 Hardness (Brinell or 180 A A A Brinell NA
Rockwell or Vickers) only
E Impact Test:
I At Rook Temperature
1 Single Notch 220 A A A A NA
2 Three Notch 600 A A A A NA
II A 00 C and below on 220 A A A A NA
ready machined
specimen
F Torsion Test
1 Torsion Test on Wires 200 A A A A NA
G Transverse Test 250 A A A A NA
H Lapping/Wrapping/Ceili 180 A A A A NA
ng Test on Wires
I Test on Tubes/Pipes
1 Tensile 250 A A A A NA
2 Flattening 250 A A A A NA
J Tests on Springs (Small
Spring upto 100 Kg.,
above 100 kg.)
1 Load Deflection on 400 A A A A NA
Laminated Springs250
K Miscellaneous
Mechanical Testing not
covered above
L Other Classified
Testing:
I Plastics, Rubber,
Bituminuous materials,
Canvas, Tarpaulin,
papers including Kraft
Papers etc.
1 Single Test 250 A A A A NA(
(Pip Pip
e e
only onl
) y)
II Measurement of 200 A A A A NA
Dimensions of any
material
III Visual Exmination for 200 A A A A NA
defects and general
construction (Macro
Examination)

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IV Agening for any test for 200 A A A A NA
every 24 hours
M Cement, Plaster of
Paris:
1 Crushing Strength for 3 840 A A A A NA
days and 7 days and 28
days
2 Crushing Strength for 3 560 A A A A NA
days and 7 days
3 Soundness 500 A A A A NA
4 Setting Time Initial and 400 A A A A NA
Final
5 Crushing Strength for 3 280 A A A A NA
days or l7 days or 28
days
6 Other Physical Tests 450 A A A A NA
7 Other tests not 300 A A A A NA
specified above
N Rubber:
1 Complete Test 1320 A A A A NA
2 Single Test 300 A A A A NA

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Annexure-II

LIST OF ITEMS CALIBRATED AND RATE OF CALIBRATION


CHARGES
(AVAILABLE ONLY AT CTAL, CHENNAI-32)
Sl.No. Name of the items Rate
Rs.
1 Volumetric Flasks&Beakers 300/- each
i)Upto 100 ml.
ii)Above 100 ml.&upto 1000 ml. 600/- each
2 Measuring Cylinders 300/- each
i)Up to 100 ml
ii)Above 100 ml 600/- each
3 Pipettes -Up to 100 ml 300/- each
4 Burettes- Up to 50 ml 300/- each
up to 100 ml 600/- each
5 Hydrometer 400/- each
6 Hygrometer 1100/- each
7 Ford Cup viscometer(No.4) 400/- each
8 Measuring Tape 300/- each
9 Measuring Scale 300/- each

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

1 Full payment should be made in advance by Cash or Demand Draft


in favour of Joint Director(Chemicals),Chennai-32
2. Your are requested to deliver the glasswares at Chemical Testing
and Analytical Laboratory, Guindy, Chennai-32 and to send your
representative to collect the calibrated items to avoid transis
damage.
3. Chemical Testing and Analytical Laboratory will not be responsible

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for any damage or loss of items during Test/Calibration or during
transit.
4. Calibration Certificate is valid for one year from the date of
Calibration which is traceable to National Standards.

Sd/- ..........................
for Industries Commissioner and
Director of Industries and Commerce.

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