NIIRT - Centre for Calibration, Analysis & Testing (NIIRT- C4CAT): Encompassing the Industrial Metrology Prerequisites under One Roof

Dr. Sujit K. Sinha, DirectorAlbeit the calibration labs enthusiastically adopting emerging technologies to produce precise results, tragically, they are under-emphasizing the significance of the hands operating those technologies. An incorrect measurement caused by human error can have tremendous impacts. For instance, NASA’s Mars Climate Orbiter crashed because engineers failed to convert units from English to metric. Human activity is never free from errors, especially in our country where engineers don’t get adequate industry-specific training during their education. Upskilling the industry professionals with the latest skills that is need of the hour is NIIRT-C4CAT, which is a one-of-its-kind calibration and testing service provider that also offers training to meet the educational needs of manufacturing, quality & measurement professionals. Scheduled regularly throughout the year, the courses are imparted by industry experts having sound experience, which enable professionals to grasp in-depth theory & practical knowledge of metrology. In fact, Dr. Sujit K. Sinha (Director, NIIRT-C4CAT) being an assessor of ISO/IEC-17025, and a core committee expert member of NABL, possessing decades of industry experience and has a sound
background of industrial metrology. This expertise enables NIIRT to offer adequate training to the industry professionals, engineers, and visiting faculties & students from academic and training institutes through its workshops & summer training programs. Meanwhile, its Centre for Sustainability and Responsibility Inc. (CSR Inc.) wing provides professional assistance in terms of coaching, mentoring, and advisory services to companies, governments & NGOs on corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, and human rights.

"NIIRT’s Centre for Sustainability and Responsibility Inc. (CSR Inc.) wing provides professional assistance in terms of coaching, mentoring and advisory services to companies, governments & NGOs"

Nonpareil Calibration Services
Built on three pillars – Commitment, Quality & Conformity, NIIRT provides laboratory calibration services under the guidelines of ISO/IEC 17025, which makes it accountable to generate globally accepted formats & services. Equipped with master instruments of Fluke, and also quality Indian instruments which are traceable to national/international standards, the centre provides quality calibration & measuring services with proficiency in the areas of thermal, dimensional, pressure, force, mass/volume, electrical and more. It further stands apart with its unique capability in repairing the instruments as well. Leveraging its state-of-art-the facility, NIIRT ensures that necessary quality requirements reach its customers across aerospace, automotive, locomotive, pharmaceuticals, biomedical & bioengineering, electronics, IT, hotels, and wellness centres.
NIIRT in collaboration with its sister organization NIITECH INSTRUMENTS has developed sophisticated equipment like high-scientific & process-scientific calibration systems, high-temperature machinery & high electrical voltage units with range up to 70 kV volts in AC & DC, and other electrical measuring instruments. These products have propelled its growth by 40 percent from the last year. Aiming to enhance its services, NIIRT is planning to develop more such equipment for instrumentation and testing products, especially for IT & Railways in adherence to EMI/EMC compliance. “We are also planning to extend our services to bioengineering, hospitals and wellness centres, and get accreditation for testing/calibration within four months,” adds Dr. Sujit.

Ensuring transparency & confidentiality, NIIRT uses its own developed calibration management software (ALaRMS - Advanced Laboratory Resource Management System) that monitors everything right from customer support to the technical support division. Moreover, besides backing its products with warranty, the company provides most of its services in northern India i.e. in the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Delhi, and J&K, and at its abode, the tri-cities Panchkula-Chandigarh-Mohali. This customer-centred approach has remarkably assisted its clients from highly reputed multinational to national industries apart from several governmental to non-governmental agencies in impelling their services. NIIRT further intends to build its own campus in next two years, and become the best institute in its space.