Laboratory Services of CMPDIL is a center for excellence in
resource quality evaluation, beneficiation and proper utilization of
coal/lignite and minerals. Expert services are offered with
highly skilled manpower and state-of-the-art equipments for
characterisation of coal and lignite through chemical, petrographic and
washability route supported by coal technologist for end use. The
quality and washability data generated during the last two decades
formed the basis for deciding grade of coal in Geological Reports and
Mine Feasibility Reports, Designing of Washeries, and further down
stream utilization. To meet the relate industry's
requirement, continuous R&D activities are carried out.
Chemical analysis of coal is essential for characterization, utilisation, commercial grading and marketing purposes. For utillisation of coal in different industries such as power, steel, cement, fertilizer, Railways, domestic consumption, brick kiln, textile, sugar, tea, glass, pottery, refractory, carbon industries and other chemical industries, characterization of coal is essential.
The Geo Chemical Laboratory has been accredited with NABL certification in accordance with the standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for its facilities at CMPDI (HQ) Ranchi in the field of “TESTING” in 12 different scopes. This NABL accreditation is valid for two years upto 02.01.2021.
National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL) is only one of its kinds that assess laboratories in India for quality and consistency in the analysis results. This has imparted international recognition to Geo Chemical Laboratory of CMPDI(HQ), Ranchi for its quality and technical competence.
The Chemical Laboratory is equipped with conventional and sophisticated equipments and has upgraded itself with the induction of new equipment from time to time.
The broad activity of the chemical laboratory starts from collection of coal samples from different sources viz. coal core, ROM samples, channel samples etc. to analyzation of various parameters. The systematic characterization of coal at exploration stage is being carried out on routine basis for incorporation in Geological Reports.
The Chemical Lab is equipped with the following testing facilities for sample analysis:
Coal Petrography Laboratory
CMPDI's Coal Petrography Laboratory is one of the leading laboratories of India to undertake the characterization of coal / lignite, source rock evaluation for hydrocarbon generation at the exploration stage, washery product, and quality control of Indian/imported coal. Coal Petrography study is essentially microscopic study of coal (maceral composition, vitrinite reflectance & v type distribution) which plays an important role for blending of coal in coke making and charaterisation of coking and non-coking coal for its end use.
The Coal Petrography Laboratory from time to time has upgraded itself with the induction of state of art automatic equipment for rapid/detail determination of both organic and inorganic constituent of coal. It is only laboratory in India to achieve accreditation of ICCP (International Committee for Coal Petrography).
With its highly trained and dedicated manpower and sophisticated/imported equipment, the Laboratory is in a position to undertake following analysis:
Coal Preparation Laboratory
The Coal Preparation Laboratory is one of the leading laboratory in the country for laboratory scale coal washability study and characterization of ROM coal, washery rejects bore hole samples. This Lab also undertakes comprehensive washability studies on coal samples as per the requirements of the client.
The basic services offered by the Laboratory are as follows :
Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Lab
Mine Laboratory Facilities
Survey & Geomatics Laboratory
Other Laboratory Facilities