ARBRO gets approval from NABL for its new facility

ARBRO gets approval from NABL for its new facility
ARBRO gets approval from NABL for its new facility

ARBRO Pharmaceuticals Limited has been granted NABL accreditation for its new dedicated facility for carrying out testing and analysis of steel and building material. The laboratory assessment was carried out by a team of auditors in Dec. 15-Jan. 16. NABL has evaluated the assessment report for our laboratory and has decided to grant accreditation for mechanical and chemical testing parameters. We were also assessed for a scope of extension for chemical testing for the food and agricultural industry and have also been granted additional scope in these areas.

National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) is an autonomous body under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and provides accreditation in all major fields of Science and Engineering such as Biological, Chemical, and Mechanical facilities.

In the discipline of mechanical discipline, we have been granted accreditation for

  • the test facility of mechanical properties of materials
  • Building materials and rock and soil testing

In the discipline of chemical testing, we have been granted accreditation for

  • building material chemical testing
  • for additional scope of food and agricultural we have been granted chemical testing accreditation with ISO/IECV 17025: 2005

We believe in providing customized testing to fulfill specific requirements of our customers and we provide testing services for the building material industry. The accreditation certificates for testing and analysis will be valid till 22 November 2016.

Accreditation certificate for Mechanical testing (T-1180) under which the following scope of testing parameters are applicable

Scope of testing parameters for rock and soil includes the following

Moisture content                      IS 2720 (Part 2): 1973 (RA 2010)

Specific gravity                          IS 2720 (Part 3): 1980 (RA 2007)

Light Compaction Test            IS 2720 (Part 7): 1980 (RA 2007)

Heavy Compaction Test          IS 2720 (Part 8): 1983 (RA 2007)

Grain size analysis                    IS 2720 (Part 4): 1985 (RA 2010)

Liquid limit                                IS 2720 (Part 5): 1985 (RA 2010)

Plastic limit                                IS 2720 (Part 5): 1985 (RA 2010)

Scope of testing parameters for Structural Steel/ High Strength Deformed Bars

Mass                             IS 1786: 2008 (RA 2012), IS 2062: 2011

Tensile strength          IS 1608: 2005

Elongation                   IS 1608: 2005

Yield stress                  IS 1608: 2005

Bend Test                    IS 1599: 2012

Rebend Test                IS 1786: 2008

Scope of testing parameters for Cement (OPC, PPC, PSC)

Fineness (Blaine)                                 IS 4031 (Part 2): 1999 (RA 2009)

Consistency                                           IS 4031 (Part 4): 1988 (RA 2013)

Setting time initial                               IS 4031 (Part 5): 1988 (RA 2013)

Setting time final                                  IS 4031 (Part 5): 1988 (RA 2013)

Soundness by Le chatellier method  IS 4031 (Part 3): 1988 (RA 2013)

Soundness by autoclave method        IS 4031 (Part 3): 1988 (RA 2013)

Compressive strength                           IS 4031 (Part 6): 1988 (RA 2003)

Density                                                     IS 4031 (Part 11): 1988

Drying shrinkage                                   IS 4031 (Part 10): 1988 (RA 2013)

Scope of testing parameters for Clay Bricks

Compressive strength IS 3495 (Part 1): 1992 (RA 2007)

Water Absorption                  IS 3495 (Part 2): 1992 (RA 2007)

Efflorescence                          IS 3495 (Part 3): 1992 (RA 2007)

Dimension                               IS 3495: 1992 (RA 2007)

(Length, Width, Height)

Scope of testing parameters for Concrete   

Compressive strength            IS 516: 1959 (RA 2008)

Water permeability                DIN-1048 (Part 5)

Flexural Strength                    IS 516: 1959 (RA 2008)

Accreditation certificate for Chemical testing (T 0574)

under which the following scope of testing parameters are applicable Scope of testing parameters for soil includes

pH                                   IS 2720 (Part 26): 1987 (RA 2011)

Acidity                           APHA 2310 (Page 2-31) (21st Edition)

Alkalinity                      APHA 2320 (Page 2-34) (21st Edition)

Chloride                        APL/CHE/STP-105 Issue Date: 05.10.2012 Issue No.:0

Sulphate                         IS 2720 (Part 27): 1977 (RA 2010)

Carbonates                    IS 2720 (Part 23): 1976 (RA 2010)

Silica                               IS 2720 (Part 25): 1982 (RA 2010)

Total Soluble Salts       IS 2720 (Part 21): 1977 (RA 2010)

Cation exchange capacity       IS 2720 (Part 24): 1976 (RA 2010)

Organic matter                       IS 2720 (Part 22): 1972 (RA 2010)

Scope of testing parameters for concrete admixture includes

Dry Material Content            IS 9103: 1999 (RA 2008) Annex-E

Ash Content                             IS 9103: 1999 (RA 2008) Annex-E

Relative Density                      IS 9103: 1999 (RA 2008) Annex-E

Chloride Content                     IS 6925: 1973 (RA 2004) Clause No. 3

pH                                            IS 9103: 1999 (RA 2004) Annex-E

Scope of testing parameters for plain carbon steel is as follows

Carbon                        IS 228 (Part 1): 1987 (RA 2008)

Sulphur                        IS 228 (Part 9): 1989 (RA 2009)

Phosphorus                 IS 228 (Part 3): 1987 (RA 2008)

Silicon                          IS 228 (Part 8): 1989 (RA 2009)

Manganese                  IS 228 (Part 2): 1987 (RA 2008)

Scope of testing parameters for Fly-ash is as follows

Moisture                                 IS 1727: 1967 (RA 2008)

Loss on ignition                       IS 1727: 1967 (RA 2008)

Silica (as SiO2)                        IS 1727: 1967 (RA 2008)

Alumina (Al2O3)                     IS 1727: 1967 (RA 2008)

Calcium oxide (CaO)   IS 1727: 1967 (RA 2008)

Iron Oxide (Fe2O3)                 IS 1727: 1967 (RA 2008)

Magnesium oxide (MgO)       IS 1727: 1967 (RA 2008)

Sodium oxide (Na2O)            IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009) Clause 4.11

Potassium oxide (K2O)         IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009) Clause 4.11

Chlorides (as Cl)                     IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009)

Sulphur (as SO3)                    IS 1727: 1967 (RA 2008)

Scope of testing parameters for cement is as follows

Calcium Oxide                        IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009)

Magnesium Oxide                  IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009)

Sodium Oxide                         IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009)

(Water-soluble alkali)

Potassium Oxide

(Water-soluble alkali)           IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009)

Sulfuric anhydride                 IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009)

Sulfide sulphur                       IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009)

Loss on Ignition                     IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009)

Silicon Dioxide                       IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009)

Manganese oxide                   IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009)

Chloride                                   IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009)

Fe2O3                                      IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009)

Al2O3                                      IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009)

Insoluble Residue                 IS 4032: 1985 (RA 2009)

ARBRO has a strong focus on the analysis of construction material needs of the Building Materials industry. As a leading multidisciplinary contract research organization and testing lab in India, we also carry out pharmaceutical testing, food testing, herbal testing, and water testing. Established in the year 1990 we have now gained decades of experience in these areas of testing and analysis. We have four states of the art laboratories, two in New Delhi and one each in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh and Bangaluru, Karnataka enabling us to support our clients across India and around the world.

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