Dr. Jacob Chandapillai, Director, Fluid Control Research Institute, Palakkad
The accuracy of fluid flow plays a very vital role in industry and in fact the single largest measurement parameter which is decisive in the quality and quantity of products. Hence, having a national standard for fluid flow is of high priority. The very purpose of establishing FCRI by Govt. of India was to create a facility that would provide a standard for flow measurement in air, water and oil flow media.
The impeccable infrastructure and well experienced manpower available at FCRI make it a natural contender for National Measurement Institute / Designated Institute, for fluid flow parameters in air, oil and water media. Designating FCRI for Fluid Flow parameter will be an extension of existing recognitions, such as NABL, BIS, DST, etc.
FCRI’s vision is to be a globally renowned and reliable service provider in flow technology. The core activities of FCRI include, but not limited to:
In-house design, development and execution of all the facilities in FCRI were done by FCRI engineers (with the initial guidance of UNDP experts). And later FCRI has independently developed:
Flow laboratories with uncertainties comparable and in some cases better than International facilities. The uncertainties start from 0.02%.
It is also focusing on the areas of
Accreditation and Recognitions of FCRI
FCRI has organized five International conferences and International exhibitions under the brand name flotek.g
More than 250 delegates (Both National and International ) have participated in each of these conferences .These conferences have helped FCRI to gain International reputation.
Maintaining and constantly improving flow measurement standards to the best uncertainty is a colossal task, considering the complexity involved in the flow measurement standards. FCRI has been doing this task commendably well.
Our customers (more than 4000) will vouch for it. You take any major Indian industry (whether private /public sector), they are FCRI’s customers. They look at FCRI for lasting solutions for their flow measurement problems.
FCRI has initiated a Fow Measurement Group which will concentrate on exchange of ideas and solutions in this area. This was initiated during a parallel session in the last concluded International conference.
Imparting training to Indian industry in the flow measurement and control field is another major contribution.
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