Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development & Design Center
Autonomus Body Under Ministry of Mines, Government of India

Testing Services

The Center is equipped with world class facilities in the areas of bauxite, alumina and downstream

Mineral Processing and Benefication

  • Laboratory autoclaves(5 L & 10 L Capacity)
  • Bomb digesters(100 ml,200 ml capacity)
  • Laboratory Precipitator
  • Universal Impact mill
  • Large Scale Alumina Laboratory(LSAL)
  • Laboratory ferrous wheel separator
  • Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separator (WHIMS)
  • Floatation Machine
  • Bond Work Index

Downstream

  • Universal Testing Machine with Environment Chamber(UTM)
  • Hardness testers (Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers, Knoop)
  • Induction Melting Furnace
  • Resistance melting furnace
  • Metallography with Image analyser
  • Ultrasonic Flaw detector
  • Scanning Electron Microscope(SEM) with EDS & EBSD
  • Hyper Xtrude Software for modeling of metal forming processes
  • Roughness meter (Mutotoya SJ-2010/)
  • Conductivity meter (Technofour-979)

Primary Metal Production

  • Characterization of CP coke and CT pitch
  • Specific Electrical resistivity of anode
  • Mettler Softening Point
  • Liquidus Temperature Measurement of Bath

Waste Management and Utilization

  • Mini Pilot plant for Light Weight foamed bricks
  • Demonstration Unit for glass ceramics
  • Plant for Heat Treatment and Recovery of Valuables from aluminium spent pot lining Material(SPL)

Process Control and Modelling

  • Infrared Camera
  • Gauss Meter
  • 20-Channel data acquisition and processing system
  • Heat flux meter
  • Sophisticated computer software such as: BAYER, XDB, ANSYS, MATLAB
  • Mobile Van for onsite Measurement

Analytical Facilities

  • XRD, XRF, ICP & Wet chemical
  • Glow discharge spectrometer (GDS)
  • Surface area analyser with micropore options
  • Petrological polarising microscope
  • Thermal analyser (TG-DSC, TG-DTA)
  • Mercury intrusion porosimete
  • TLC scanning densitometer & DE-TLC image analyzer
  • Laser particle size analyser
  • Thermal conductivity meter
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