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       Accreditation Scope of PCSIR, Karachi

       Calibration

Field of
measurement
                                                                       Brief description of
  Measured quantity               Range                  Accuracy      measurement and
                                                                        equipment used

Calibration of Balance    2 mg to 200 g           0.005 mg         R-76-1 & 2 (OIML)
                                                 To                 Masses: ASTM Class-1
                                                  0.1 mg           (1 mg to 100g)
                                                                    Class E2 (1 mg to 50 g)
Calibration of            1 ml to 2 L             0.0016 ml         ASTM E-542- 94 (99)
Volumetric Apparatus                             To                 Top Loading Balance
                                                  0.012 mL         (i) Ohaus Model AR 3130
                                                                    and
                                                                    (ii) AND Model GX 6100
Calibration of:           0 to 400 oC             0.009 oC to      1.Operational Manual
(I) Liquid-in-Glass                               0.172 oC         Martel MC-1000
      Thermometer &                                                 Multi-Function
       Dial gauge                                                   Calibrator
       Thermometer                                                  Martel # 0219041
                                                                    2- Operational Manual
                                                                    Temperature Controller
                                                                    Model# 89000-15, A-1299-
(ii)     Temperature      Ambient to 1000 oC      0.009 oC To      0609, Edition 04
         Controller                               0.21 oC          3- ASTM E-77-84
         (Oven &                                                    Dry Block Calibrator
         Furnace)                                                   Controller Digi Sense
                                                                     RTD Thermometer
                                                                     Martel MC 1000

Calibration of Pressure   100 to 10, 000 psi      0.1 psi          Dead Weight Tester
Gauge (Hydraulic)                                To                 Model# S2170-4
                                                  7.0 psi          2000 Series Hydraulic
                                                                    D W T Operating
                                                                    Manual Si Instrument.




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Field of
measurement
                                                                                    Brief description of
  Measured quantity                 Range                    Accuracy               measurement and
                                                                                     equipment used

Calibration of:            1mm to 100 mm              For Micrometer            Use of gauge blocks
 (i) Micrometer                                        0.7 m                  Gauge Blocks
(ii) Vernier Caliper                                  For Venire Caliper        Inspection Grade 1
                                                       0.13 m
Calibration of DC                                      8.9V to  3.4 V
Voltage measuring          1mV to 1000 Volts                                    (a) Manual of Wavetek
Device/ equipment.         DC                                                       Model 9100
                                                                                    Universal
                                                                                    Calibration System,
Calibration of AC          1mV to 700 Volts AC          95V to 0.41V              Volume 1& 2, Issue 8
Voltage measuring                                                                   (June 1998, No. 850300
Device/ equipment.                                                                  & 850301) and Volume 3,
                                                                                    Issue 4 (April 1997,
Calibration of Decade      1 Ohm to                   0.05 ohm to 0.022 M           No 8503060)
Resistance Box,            300 M Ohm                  ohm                       (b) Keithley Model
Substitution Type                                                                   2002 DMM,
Resistor and Resistance                                                             Getting Started
Measuring                                                                           Manual , May 1994 ,
Device/Equipment
                                                                                    2002-903-01
                                                                                    Agilent 34401
                                                                                    DMM User’s
                                                                                    Guide, 34401-
                                                                                    90004 Edition 5,
                                                                                    March 2003


*Capabilities are to be expressed as uncertainties ( + ) for a confidence probability of not less
 than 95%                                                                            Page        of




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Testing
                       Centre for Environmental Studies (CES)

  Materials/Products       Types of             Standard Specification / Techniques Used
       Tested           Test/Properties
                          Measured
Water drinking                               Standard Methods for the Examination of Water
/potable                                     & Wastewater, 20th Edition, American Public
                                             Health Association,1998
          -do-         pH                    4500-H+ (B) Electrometric method
          -do-         Sodium                3500-Na (B)Flame emission photometric method
          -do-         Potassium             3500-K (B) Flame emission photometric method
          -do-         Chloride              4500-Cl- (B) Argentometric method
          -do-         Sulfate               4500-SO4-2 Gravimetric method with ignition of
                                             residue
          -do-         Alkalinity            2320 (B) Titration method
          -do-         Fluoride              4500- F- (C) Ion Selective electrode method


          -do-         Aluminum              3113 B Electrothermal Atomic Absorption
                                             Spectrophotometer method and 3111D metals by
                                             Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
                                             (Direct Nitrous Oxide Acetylene Flame Method)
          -do-         Antimony              3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
                                             Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                                             method) and 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic
                                             Absorption Spectrophotometer method
          -do-         Barium                3113 B Electrothermal Atomic Absorption
                                             Spectrophotometer method and 3111D metals by
                                             Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
                                             (Direct Nitrous Oxide Acetylene Flame Method
          -do-         Copper                3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
                                             Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                                             method) and 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic
                                             Absorption Spectrophotometer method
          -do-         Iron                  3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
                                             Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                                             method) and 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic
                                             Absorption Spectrophotometer method
          -do-         Lead                  3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
                                             Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                                             method) and 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic
                                             Absorption Spectrophotometer method


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 Materials/Products          Types of             Standard Specification / Techniques Used
      Tested              Test/Properties
                            Measured
         -do-             Manganese            3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
                                               Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                                               method) and 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic
                                               Absorption Spectrophotometer method

         -do-             Nickel               3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
                                               Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                                               method) and 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic
                                               Absorption Spectrophotometer method

Water drinking /potable   Silver               3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
                                               Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                                               method) and 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic
                                               Absorption Spectrophotometer method

         -do-             Chromium             3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
                                               Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                                               method) and 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic
                                               Absorption Spectrophotometer method

         -do-             Boron                4500 B (B) Curcumin method

         -do-             Hardness             2340 (C) EDTA Titrimetric method

         -do-             Magnesium            3500 Mg calculation method and 3111 B metals
                                               by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
                                               (direct air Acetylene Flame method)
         -do-             Calcium              3500 Ca (B) EDTA Titration method and 3111 B
                                               metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
                                               Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                                               method)
         -do-             Nitrates             4500 NO3- (D) nitrate electrode method

         -do-             Total dissolved      2540 C Total dissolved solids dried at 180oC
                          solids
         -do-             Turbidity           2130 B nephleometric method
                                              Standard methods for the examination of water
                                 pH           and waste water 20th edition 1998/By pH Meter
    Waste Water
                               (1-14)         (4500-H+ (B) Electrometric method)

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Materials/Products      Types of             Standard Specification / Techniques Used
     Tested          Test/Properties
                       Measured
                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                                          and waste water 20th edition 1998
                          Sodium
                                          1)     (3500-Na (B)Flame emission photometric
                     (0.03-1 ppm ) by
                                             method)
   Waste Water             AAS
                                          2)     3111 B metals by Flame Atomic
                       (1-30 ppm)by
                                             Absorption Spectrophotometer (direct air
                           FES
                                             Acetylene Flame method)

                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                         Potassium        and waste water 20th edition 1998
                     (0.1 -30 ppm) by      1)    (3500-K (B) Flame emission photometric
   Waste Water              FES              method)
                      (0.1-2 ppm) by       2)    3111 B metals by Flame Atomic
                          FAAS               Absorption Spectrophotometer (direct air
                                             Acetylene Flame method)
                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                         Chloride         and waste water 20th edition 1998/By Titrimetry
   Waste Water
                        (≥ 4 ppm)         (4500-Cl- (B)Argentometric method)

                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                         Sulphate         and waste water 20th edition 1998 (4500-SO4-2
   Waste Water
                        (≥ 10 ppm)        Gravimetric method with ignition of residue)

                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                          Fluoride        and waste water 20th edition 1998 (4500- F- I Ion
   Waste Water
                     ( 0.1 to >10 ppm)    Selective electrode method)

                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                        Aluminum          and waste water 20th edition 1998
                      (5-100 ppm) (       1) 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic Absorption
                        high temp.        Spectrophotometer method
   Waste Water
                          burner)         2) 3111D metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
                     (10-500 ppb) by      Spectrophotometer (Direct Nitrous Oxide
                          GAAS            Acetylene Flame Method)

                         Antimony          Standard methods for the examination of water
                       (1-40 ppm) by       and waste water 20th edition 1998
                           FAAS            1) (3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
   Waste Water
                     (3.0-300 ppb) by      Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                          GAAS             method)
                                           2) 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic Absorption
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Materials/Products      Types of            Standard Specification / Techniques Used
     Tested          Test/Properties
                       Measured
                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                                          and waste water 20th edition 1998
                          Barium          1)     3113 B Electrothermal Atomic
                     (1-20 ppm) (high        Absorption Spectrophotometric method
   Waste Water         temp. burner)      2)     3111D metals by Flame Atomic
                     (0.15-3 ppm) by         Absorption Spectrophotometer (Direct Nitrous
                          GAAS               Oxide Acetylene Flame Method)


                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                                          and waste water 20th edition 1998
                          Copper
                                          1) (3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
                     (0.2-10 ppm) by
                                          Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
   Waste Water            FAAS
                                          method)
                     (20-500 ppb) by
                                          2) 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic Absorption
                          GAAS
                                          Spectrophotometric method)

                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                            Iron          and waste water 20th edition 1998
                     (0.3 -10 ppm) by     1) (3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
   Waste Water             FAAS           Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                     (10-400 ppb) by      method)
                           GAAS           2) 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic Absorption
                                          Spectrophotometric method )
                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                                          and waste water 20th edition 1998
                           Lead
                                          1) (3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
                      (1-20 ppm) by
                                          Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                          FAAS
                                          method)
   Waste Water       (15-800 ppb) by
                                          2) 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic Absorption
                          GAAS
                                          Spectrophotometric method)

                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                                          and waste water 20th edition 1998
                       Manganese          1) 3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
                     (0.1-10 ppm) )       Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
   Waste Water          by FAAS           method)
                      ( 3-300 ppb)        2) 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic Absorption
                         GAAS             Spectrophotometric method)


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Materials/Products      Types of             Standard Specification / Techniques Used
     Tested          Test/Properties
                       Measured
                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                           Nickel
                                          and waste water 20th edition 1998
                     (0.3-10 ppm) by
                                          1) (3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
   Waste Water             FAAS
                                          Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                      (40-600 ppb) by
                                          method) 2) 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic
                          GAAS
                                          Absorption Spectrophotometric method)
                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                           Silver         and waste water 20th edition 1998
                     (0.1-4 ppm) ) by     1) (3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
   Waste Water            FAAS            Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                      (2-200 ppb) by      method)
                          GAAS            2) 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic Absorption
                                          Spectrophotometric method)
                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                         Chromium         and waste water 20th edition 1998
                      (0.2-10 ppm) by     1) (3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
   Waste Water             FAAS           Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                     ( 10-1000 ppb) by    method)
                           GAAS           2) 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic Absorption
                                          Spectrophotometric method)
                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                          Boron
   Waste Water                            and waste water 20th edition 1998/By UV-Visible
                      (0.10-10 ppm)
                                          Spectroscopy(4500 B (B)curcumin method)
                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                       Magnesium
                                          and waste water 20th edition 1998/By AAS and
                     (0.02-2.0 ppm) )
                                          by Titrimetry (3500 Mg calculation method and
   Waste Water           by FAAS
                                          3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
                         (≥ 0.3)by
                                          Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
                         Titration
                                          method))
                                          Standard methods for the examination of water
                          Calcium
                                          and waste water 20th edition 1998/ By AAS and
                     (0.2-20 ppm) by
                                          by Titrimetry (3500 Ca (B) EDTA Titration
   Waste Water             FAAS
                                          method and 3111 B metals by Flame Atomic
                          (≥ 0.4)by
                                          Absorption Spectrophotometer (direct air
                          Titration
                                          Acetylene Flame method)
                      Total Dissolved     Standard methods for the examination of water
   Waste Water            Solids          and waste water 20th edition 1998/By Gravimetry
                        (≥10ppm)          (2540 C Total dissolved solids dried at 180oC)
                     Chemical Oxygen      Standard methods for the examination of water
   Waste water
                      Demand (COD)        and waste water 20th edition 1998/By Volumetric

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                        (5 to > 50 ppm)      Analysis (5220 (B) open reflux method)
Materials/Products         Types of            Standard Specification / Techniques Used
     Tested             Test/Properties
                           Measured
                                             Standard methods for the examination of water
                        Total Suspended
                                             and waste water 20th edition 1998/By Gravimetry
    Wastewater               Solids
                                             (2540 (D) Total suspended solid dried at 103-
                          (≥ 10ppm)
                                             105oC)
                                             Standard methods for the examination of water
                           Phenolic
                                             and waste water 20th edition 1998/ By UV-Visible
    Waste Water           Compounds
                                             Spectroscopy (5530 (D) direct photometric
                         (0.5-50 ppm)
                                             method)
                                             Standard methods for the examination of water
                        Oil and Grease
    Waste Water                              and waste water 20th edition 1998/By Gravimetric
                         (≥ 1.4 ppm)
                                             (5520 (B) partition gravimetric method)
                                             Standard methods for the examination of water
                          Ammonium
    Waste Water                              and waste water 20th edition 1998/ By UV-Visible
                           (≥ 5 ppm)
                                             Spectroscopy (4500 NH3 I Titrimetric method)
                                             Standard methods for the examination of water
                           Chlorine
    Waste Water                              and waste water 20th edition 1998/ By Titrimetry
                          (≥ 10 ppb)
                                             (4500- Cl (G) DPD ferrous Titration method)
                            Arsenic          Standard methods for the examination of water
Drinking /Potable and      (Hydride          and waste water 20th edition 1998/By AAS (3114
    Waste Water           formation)         Arsenic & Selenium by Hydride generation
                          (1-10 ppb)         Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer)
                            Mercury          Standard methods for the examination of water
Drinking /Potable and      (Mercury          and waste water 20th edition 1998/BY AAS (3112
    Waste Water            Analyzer)         Metals by Cold vapor Atomic Absorption
                          (1-10 ppb)         Spectrophotometer)
                           Selenium          Standard methods for the examination of water
Drinking /Potable and      (Hydride          and waste water 20th edition 1998/BY AAS
    Waste Water           formation)         (3114 Arsenic & Selenium by Hydride generation
                          (5-30 ppb)         Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer)
                                             Standard methods for the examination of water
                           Cadmium           and waste water 20th edition 1998
                        (0.05-2 ppm) by      1) (3111 B metals by Flame Atomic Absorption
Drinking /Potable and
                             FAAS            Spectrophotometer (direct air Acetylene Flame
    Waste Water
                        (0.5-20 ppb ) by     method)
                             GAAS            2) 3113 B Electrothermal Atomic Absorption
                                             Spectrophotometric method)
                                             Standard methods for the examination of water
                              Zinc
Drinking /Potable and                        and waste water 20th edition 1998 (3111 B metals
                        (0.05-2 ppm) by
    Waste Water                              by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
                             FAAS
                                             (direct air Acetylene Flame method)

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Materials/Products         Types of            Standard Specification / Techniques Used
     Tested            Test/Properties
                          Measured
                             Silica         Standard methods for the examination of water
Drinking and Potable     (5-150 ppm)        and waste water 20th edition 1998 (3111 B metals
       Water              (high temp.       by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
                            burner)         (direct air Acetylene Flame method)
                            Cobalt          Standard methods for the examination of water
                       (0.5-10 ppm) by      and waste water 20th edition 1998 (3113 B
Drinking and Potable
                             FAAS           Electrothermal Atomic Absorption
       Water
                       (15-500 ppb) by      Spectrophotometric method)
                            GAAS
                                            Association of Official Analytical Chemist
                       Organochlorine       (AOAC) and Food contaminants origin,
       Water              Pesticides        propagation and analysis by S.N. Mahindru
                       (≥ 0.0125 ppm)       2004/By GC (AOAC Official method 999.11 Sec
                                            9.1.09)
                       Organochlorine       Association of Official Analytical Chemist
       Food               Pesticides        (AOAC) and Food contaminants origin propag.
                       (≥ 0.0125 ppm)       and analysis by S.N. Mahindru 2004/ by GC
                                            (AOAC Official method 990.06 Sec. 10.2.03)
                           Arsenic          Association of Official Analytical Chemist
                          (Hydride          (AOAC)/By AAS (AOAC 17th edition Vol I)
       Food
                       formation) (1-10
                            ppb)
                                            Association of Official Analytical Chemist
       Food               Cadmium           (AOAC)/ By AAS (AOAC Official method
                                            971.21 sec. 9.1.01)
                                            Association of Official Analytical Chemist
       Food                Copper           (AOAC)/ By AAS (AOAC Official method
                                            999.11 Sec 9.1.09)
                                            Association of Official Analytical Chemist
       Food                  Iron           (AOAC)/ By AAS(AOAC Official method
                                            999.11 Sec 9.1.09)
                                            Association of Official Analytical Chemist
       Food                 Lead            (AOAC)/ By AAS (AOAC Official method
                                            999.11 Sec 9.1.09)
                          Mercury           Association of Official Analytical Chemist
       Food                                 (AOAC)/ By AAS (AOAC Official method
                          (Mercury
                                            999.11 Sec 9.1.09)

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                           (1-10 ppb)
  Materials/Products        Types of             Standard Specification / Techniques Used
       Tested            Test/Properties
                           Measured
                            Selenium          Association of Official Analytical Chemist
                                              (AOAC)/ By AAS (AOAC Official method
                            (Hydride
             Food                             971.21 Sec. 9.2.22)
                           formation)
                           (5-30 ppb)
                                              Association of Official Analytical Chemist
             Food              Zinc           (AOAC)/ By AAS (AOAC Official method
                                              971.21 Sec 9.1.01)

APPLIED CHEMISTRY RESEARCH CENTRE (ACRC)

                                  Types of test/
    Materials/Products                                        Standard specification/
                             Properties measured
         Tested                                                  Techniques used
                            Range of measurement
Oil & Fats                FFA                             AOCS: Ca 5a-40 (1964)
                          Color                           AOCS: Cc 13b-45
                          Unsap. Matter                   AOCS: Ca 6a-40
                          Peroxide value                  Cd 8-53
                          RI at 40°C & Butyric            AOCS: Cc 7-25
                          refract meter reading
                          Saponification Value            AOCS: Cd 3-25
                          Slip Melting Point, °C          AOCS: Cc 1-25
Polyethylene              Pb, Cd                          Test Method for Plastic
                                                          Containers Japanese
                                                          Pharmacopoeia 13th edition 1996.
                                                          Provided by Otsuka Pakistan
                                                          (Pvt) Ltd.
Fertilizer                Phosphorous, Potassium          QS & Analytic H.P. Klepzig
                                                          2002.
                                                          Test method for rubber closure
                          Zn                              for aqueous infusions. Japanese
Rubber- closure.                                          pharmacopoeia 13th edition
                                                          1996. Provided by Otsuka
                                                          Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd
                                                              1- PJSIR Vol:37, No.10,
Surma                                                                1994
                          Pb, Cd, S, Zn.                      2- Analytical Atomic

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                                                                  by W.J. Price (Hayden &
                                                                  Sons Ltd London) 1978.

Textile Scope

                           Types of test/Properties        Standard specification /
Materials / products
                              measured Range of            Techniques used
      tested
                                Measurement
                       Color fastness to washing           ISO 105 CO1 , CO2 , CO3 , CO4 ,
                       `@ 40°C , 60°C, 90°C                CO5
       Textile         Measurement range                   Techniques used
                        Grey Scale (Staining) 1-5                Launder-Ometer
                        Grey Scale (Shade Change)1-5
                       Color fastness to crocking          AATCC 8–2001, ISO 105 X12
       Textile         Measurement range                   Techniques used
                        Grey Scale (Staining) 1-5          Crockmeter
                       Color fastness to perspiration      AATCC 15–2002, ISO 105 EO4
                       Measurement range                   Techniques used
       Textile
                        Grey Scale (Staining) 1-5          Perspirometer
                        Grey Scale (Shade Change)1-5
                       Color fastness to water             AATCC 107–2002, ISO 105 EO1
                       Measurement range                   Techniques used
       Textile
                        Grey Scale (Staining) 1-5                Perspirometer
                        Grey Scale (Shade Change)1-5
                       Color fastness to chlorine          ISO 105 NO1
                       bleach                              Techniques used
       Textile
                       Measurement range                         Conventional Method
                        Grey Scale (Shade Change)1-5
                       Color fastness to non-chlorine      ISO 105 NO2
                       bleach                              Techniques used
       Textile         Measurement range                       Conventional Method
                        Grey Scale (Staining) 1-5
                        Grey Scale (Shade Change)1-5
                       Color fastness to sea water         AATCC 106–2002, ISO 105 EO2
                       Measurement range                   Techniques used
       Textile
                        Grey Scale (Staining) 1-5              Perspirometer
                        Grey Scale (Shade Change)1-5
                       Color fastness to water spotting    AATCC 104–1999
       Textile         Measurement range                   Techniques used
                        Grey Scale (Shade Change)1-5           Conventional Method
                       Color fastness to alkali spotting   AATCC 6–2001, ISO 105 EO6
       Textile         Measurement range                   Techniques used
                        Grey Scale (Shade Change)1-5           Conventional Method
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                            Types of test/Properties      Standard specification /
 Materials / products
                              measured Range of           Techniques used
       tested
                                 Measurement
                        Color fastness to acid spotting   AATCC 6–2001, ISO 105 EO5
                        Measurement range                 Techniques used
        Textile
                        Grey Scale (Shade Change)1-5          Conventional Method

                        Color Fastness to Solvent         AATCC 157–2000, ISO 105 XO5
        Textile         Measurement range                 Techniques used
                         Grey Scale (Shade Change)1-5         Conventional Method
                        Color Fastness to Rubbing         ISO 105 DO2, BS-1006-1990
                        organic solvent                   Techniques used
        Textile
                        Measurement range                     Crockmeter
                         Grey Scale (Shade Change)1-5
                        Water penetration                 AATCC 35–2000
                        Rain Tester                       Techniques used
        Textile
                        Measurement range                     Rain Tester
                            N/A
                        Angle of Crease                   AATCC 66–2003
                        Wrinkle Recovery Tester           Techniques used
        Textile
                        Measurement range                   Wrinkle Recovery Tester
                            Angle 20° - 180°


PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH CENTRE (PRC)

                           Types of test/Properties       Standard specification /
 Materials / products
                             measured Range of            Techniques used
       tested
                                Measurement
Bubble gum              Percentage of gum base            PS-2855/90
Formulations of         Chloramphenicol assay             BP-2003
medicines
Animal tissues          Residual oxytetracycline          J.Vet.Sci, 2(2), 97-101, 2001
Fabric/ Leather/        Azo dyes                          Validated self-developed method
Plastics materials      Properties measured: IR           KL/PRC/Azo dyes/01
/Metal/Cosmetics         spectrum.                        Techniques used:
                        10 1 ppm                         FTIR
Food/ Dyes/             Sudan I,II, III, & IV             AOAC, official method 920.208B
Pharmaceutical          Properties measured:              2000
products/ cosmetics     UV Absorbance                     Techniques used:
products                5ppm  1 ppm                      U.V Visible Spectroscopy
Leather                 PCP                               Validated self-developed method
                        Properties measured:              KL/PRC/PCP/02
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                         5ppm  1 ppm                   U.V Visible Spectroscopy

                             Types of test/Properties   Standard specification /
 Materials / products
                               measured Range of        Techniques used
       tested
                                  Measurement
Food                     Erucic Acid                    Validated self-developed method
                         0.5  0.1%                     KL/PRC/Erucic acid/03
                                                        Techniques used:
                                                        Gas Chromatography
Food                     Water Activity                 J. Agri. Food Chem., 1974
                         Properties measured:
                         Equilibrium water.             Techniques used:
                         0.85  0.0032 %                Chemical Method
Food                     Vitamin A                      AOAC, official method 960.45
                         Properties measured:           Techniques used:
                         UV Absorbance                  U.V Spectroscopy
                         2  0.05 IU
Food                     Vitamin D                      AOAC, official method 975.42
                         Properties measured:           Techniques used:
                         Absorbance                     U.V Visible Spectroscopy
                         100  5 IU
Food                     Vitamin E                      AOAC, official method 971.30
                         Properties measured:           Techniques used:
                         UV Absorbance                  U.V Visible Spectroscopy
                         5  0.0075 g
Pharmaceutical           Vitamin C                      BP 2003
                         Properties measured:           Page # 155-156
                         8.80  0.03 mg                 Techniques used:
                                                        Titrimetric method
Leather, Fabrics /       Formaldehyde                   Validated self-developed method
Plastics goods/ Foods/    Properties measured:          KL/PRC/Formaldehyde/04
Pharmaceutical           UV Absorbance                  Techniques used:
products                 0.1  0.01 ppm                 U.V Visible Spectroscopy
Pharmaceutical           Metamizole                     B.P 2003
products                 16.6  0.02mg                  Techniques used:
                                                        Titrimetric method




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FOOD & MARINE RESOURCE RESEARCH CENTRE (FMRRC)



                            Types of test/
Materials/Products                                          Standard specification/
                         Properties measured
      tested                                                   Techniques used
                        Range of measurement
         Cereal
                     Moisture                             AOAC 17th Edition, 32.1.03
                     0-99.9%                                AOAC Official Method s
                                                                      925.10
                                                                Air Oven Method
                     Protein                          AOAC 17th Edition, 32.1.22 AOAC
                     0-99                                   Official Method s 920.87
                                                              Total Protein in flour
                                                                 Kjeldahl Method
                     Total Fat                            AOAC 17th Edition, 32.2.01
                     0-99%                             Crude fat or Ether extract (4.5.01) C
                                                                 Soxhlet Method
                     Ash                               AOAC 17th Edition, AOAC 32.1.05
                     0-99%                                  Official Method s 923.03
                                                                   Ash of Flour
                                                                 (Direct Method)
                     Crude Fiber                      Pearson’s Composition & Analysis of
                     0-99                                      Food 9th Ed. 1991
                                                                 General Method
                     Carbohydrate (by difference) /     Modern Food Analysis by Hart &
                     Nitrogen Free Extract                         Fisher 1971
                                                      By Difference/Nitrogen Free Extract
                     pH                                 Association of Official Analytical
                     1-14                               Chemists (AOAC) 17th Ed. 2000
                                                           Method: 943.02, (32.1.20)
                                                             Potentiometer Method
                     Calorific Value / Energy           MacCance & Widdowson’s. The
                     Value                                  composition of Foods by
                                                         Paul & Southgate 4th Ed. 1988
                                                                 (By Calculation)
                     Total Solid in Bread               Association of Official Analytical
                     0-99%                              Chemists (AOAC) 17th Ed. 2000
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                             Types of test/
Materials/Products                                        Standard specification/
                          Properties measured
       tested                                                Techniques used
                         Range of measurement

Spices & Pickles
                      Oil soluble colors              Association of Official Analytical
                      Sudan I, II, III, IV            Chemists (AOAC) 14th Ed. 1984
                      (Spices & other foods)         A.O.A.C. 11th Ed. 1970 -34.003 &
                                                                   34.009
                      Qualitative                   Pearson’s Composition & Analysis of
                                                             Food 9th Ed. 1991
                                                             Spectrophotometer
Raw/Processed Foods
                      Sorbic acid                   Pearson’s Composition & Analysis of
                                                             Food 9th Ed. 1991
                      Quantitative                          Colorimetric Method
                      0-99
                      Sulphur Dioxide                  Association of Official Analytical
                                                              Chemists (AOAC)
                      Qualitative                     th
                                                    17 Ed. 2000 47.3.38, Method: 975.32
                                                                   Qualitative
                      Vitamin A                      Pearson’s Composition & Analysis of
                      0-106 I.U.                              Food 9th Ed. 1991
                                                              Spectrophotometer
                                                     Pearson’s Composition & Analysis of
                      Vitamin C                               Food 9th Ed. 1991
                      0-99                                    Titrimetric Method
                      Acidity in foods                 Association of Official Analytical
                      0-99                                    Chemists (AOAC)
                                                           th
                                                         17 Ed. 2000, 37.1.37 Method:
                                                                   942.15(A)
                                                               Titratable Method
                      Water activity                   Association of Official Analytical
                      0-99                                    Chemists (AOAC)
                                                    17th Ed. 2000, 42.1.03 Method: 978.18
                                                    Jour. Agric. Food Chem. Vol.22, No.2,
                                                                      1974
                                                         Technique of relative weight of
                                                         Moisture sorbed by Anhydrous
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                            Types of test/
Materials/Products                                            Standard specification/
                         Properties measured
      tested                                                     Techniques used
                        Range of measurement
Food Microbiology
                                                       Pour Plate Technique
                     Aerobic Plate Count               Chapter 3, Bacteriological Analytical
                     Not applicable                    Manual (online), USFDA

                     Total Coli form Count             Multiple tubes (MPN) Method.
                     Faecal Coli form Count            Chapter 4, Bacteriological Analytical
                     3-1100                            Manual (online), USFDA
                     Yeast & Mould Count                  Pour Plate Technique, Chapter 18,
                     Not applicable                       Bacteriological Analytical Manual
                                                                   (online), USFDA
                     Salmonella                          Enrichment, Isolation, Identification,
                     Qualitative                         Chapter 5, Bacteriological Analytical
                                                               Manual (online), USFDA
                     Staph. aureus                       Isolation and Identification, Chapter
                                                        12, Bacteriological Analytical Manual
                     Qualitative                                   (online), USFDA
                     Vibrio cholera                      Enrichment, Isolation, Identification,
                                                         Chapter 9, Bacteriological Analytical
                     Qualitative                               Manual (online), USFDA
Water                Total Coliforms Count.            Membrane filtration &
                      1 cfu (minimum)                  Multiple tubes (MPN) Method.
                     Faecal Coliforms Count            Method Reference:
                     1 cfu (minimum)                   ISO 9308 – 1 & 2
                                                       Part = 1&2
                                                       Pour Plate Method
                     Total Bacterial Count             Method Reference:
                     1 cfu (minimum)                   Standard method for the examination
                                                       of water and waste water 18th Edition
                                                       1998.
Red Chili, Rice,     Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2,/conc.   17th Edition Chapter 49
Food, Feed &         In μg/kg (ppb) / > 5ng/g          AOAC OFFICIAL METHOD
Agriculture          ( Total aflatoxin)                (Adapted) 975.36 (49.2.08), 968.22
Commodities                                            (49.2.08), 970.43 (49.1.01), 971.22
                                                       (49.2.03), 970.44 (49.2.02) Aflatoxins
                                                       in Food /Feed and agricultural
                                                       commodities/ 1. Liquid- liquid
                                                       partition chromatography, 2. Thin-
                                                       layer chromatography


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Materials/Products                                           Standard specification/
                          Properties measured
      tested                                                    Techniques used
                        Range of measurement
Milk & Milk Products Aflatoxin M1/conc. In ug/kg      17th Edition Chapter 49
                     (ppb)/1. *LOD in fluid milk ~    AOAC OFFICIAL METHOD
                     0.05 μg/L, 2.LOD dried milk ~    (Adapted) 980.21 (49.3.02), 974.17
                     0.5 μg/kg, 3. LOD in cheese ~    (49.3.01), 970.43 (49.1.01), 978.15
                     0.3 μg/kg                        (49.2.21), 970.44 (49.2.07), 968.22
                                                      (49.2.08) Aflatoxin M1 in Milk and
                                                      cheese, Thin-layer chromatographic
                                                      method/ 1. Column Chromatography,
                                                      2. Thin-layer Chromatography

Red Resin, Wheat &     Ochratoxin ‘A’/concentration   Adapted Method of IARC (1982)
Feed                   in μg/kg (ppb)/ ~ 10 ng/g      AOAC (2000) AOAC 17th Edition
                                                      Chapter 49 AOAC Official Method
                                                      (Adapted)/
                                                         1. Column Chromatography,
                                                         Thin-layer Chromatography

Moisture And Dry       Moisture & Dry Matter/         AOAC Official Method 934.01
Matter                 % (w/w) loss on during & %     Loss on Drying (Moisture) at 95-100oC
                       (w/w) moisture                 for Feeds
                                                      Dry Matter on Oven Drying at 95-
                                                      100oC for Feeds

                                                      First Action 1934 Final Action Codex-
                                                      Adopted-
                                                      AOAC Method/1. Drying in vacuum
                                                      oven

Total Ash In Feed      Total ash/% Nil to 100%          A.O.A.C. Official Method 942.05,
And Feed Ingredients                                   4.1.10 Chapter 4,p.5 Ash of Animal
                                                      Feed First Action 1942 Final Action/1.
                                                            Ignition in muffle furnace.

Crude Protein By       Crude protein % Nil to 100%    AOAC 17th Edition 4.2.03
Macro Kjeldahl                                        AOAC Official Method
                                                      988.05/Tecator AN86/87
                                                      (Protein (Crude) in Animal Feed and
                                                      Pet Food Kjeldahl Method/ 1.
                                                      Digestion Method, 2. Distillation
                                                      method, 3. Titratic method.

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Materials / products        measured Range of         used
      tested                   Measurement
Crude Oil And Fat      Fat and oil % Nil to 100%      Tecator – AN 67/83 , AOAC 17th
                                                      Edition 4.5.01
                                                      AOAC Official Method 920.39 , Fat
                                                      (Crude) Ether extract in Animal Feed/
                                                      1.Extraction with an appropriate
                                                      solvent


Crude Fibre In Feed    Crude Fibre % Nil to100%       AOAC 17th Edition 2000/Tecator AN
Samples By Using                                      01/78
The Fibertec System                                   AOAC 17th Edition 4.6.01, AOAC 17th
And The Weende                                        Edition 4.6.02
Method                                                 AOAC Official Method 978.10, Fiber
                                                      (Crude) In Animal Feed and Pet Food/
                                                      1.Digestion with acid,
                                                      2.Digestion with base,
                                                      3.Filtration
                                                      4.Drying,
                                                      5. Ignition

Carbohydrate (By       Carbohydrate (by difference)                 See above in
                       or Total carbohydrate or       1.Moisture And Dry Matter,
Difference) In Feed    Nitrogen Free Extract/%        2. Total Ash,
                       Carbohydrate or% total         3. Crude Protein,
Samples                carbohydrate or % Nitrogen      4. Crude Oil and Fat
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  MATERIAL SCIENCE REARCH CENTRE (MSRC)

Materials / products       Types of test/Properties measured Range of        Standard specification /
       tested                              Measurement                       Techniques used
Rubber / elastomers       Standard test methods for rubber property -        ASTM D395(B)
                          Compression set                                    Compression set
                          Compression set
                             Thickness : 12.5 ± 0.5mm, Type (A)
                                    6.0±0.2mm, Type (B)
                          Diameter : 29.0 ± 0.5mm, Type (A)
                                        13.0±0.2mm, Type (B)

Rubber /                  Standard test methods for vulcanized rubbers       ASTM D412
thermoplastic /           and thermoplastic elastomers - Tension             Universal Testing
thermoplastic             Tensile strength, Elongation at break              Machine, Instron 4301
elastomers                Rate of separation or speed : 500±50 mm/min
                          Jaw separation : 25.00 ± 0.25mm
                          Thickness : 1.3mm to 3.3mm
Rubber /                  Standard test method for tear strength of          ASTM D624
thermoplastic             conventional vulcanized rubber and                 Universal Testing
elastomers                thermoplastic elastomers                           Machine, Instron 4301
                          Tear strength
                          Speed : 50±5mm/min to 500±50 mm/min
                          Jaw separation : 25.00 ± 0.25mm
Rubber / elastomers       Standard test method for rubber deterioration in   ASTM D573
                          an air oven.Aging                                  Air aging oven
                          Temperature measure: within ±1°C
                          Heating medium : air circulation at atmospheric
                          pressure
                          Size interior of oven (in the range)
                          Min : 300 by 300 by 300mm,
                          Max : 900 by 900 by 1200mm
Plastics / elastomers /   Brittleness temperature of plastic & elastomers    ASTM D746
rubbers                   by impact                                          Low temperature
                          Brittleness temperature                            brittleness tester
                          Hammer speed : 0.2 m/s
Plastic                   Initial tear resistance of plastic film and        ASTM D1004 Universal
                          sheeting                                           Testing Machine, Instron
                          Tear strength                                      4301
                          Rate of separation : 51mm/min,
                          Jaw separation         : 25.00 ± 0.25mm
Plastic                   High speed punctures properties of plastics        ASTM D3763
                          using load and displacement sensors                Dart impact tester
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                   Energy
                   Clamp assembly diameter =76.0±3.0mm,
                   Plunger assembly = 12.70±0.13mm

      LOQ = Limit of Quantification
      LOD = Limit of Detection



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