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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