NTH, is a premier scientific institution rendering test
and evaluation services for the past eight decades and
accumulated a wealth of experimental data on test and
evaluation of multidisciplinary materials and products.
NTH provides research and development service
in the field of test engineering to disseminent the
wealth of experience gained for the benefit of industry
The R & D in a test laboratory could be categorized
under infrastructure development (test set up), development
of jigs and fixtures for testing, preparation of test
specimen, automation and optimization of test method.
02. Introduction :
NTH covers the following technological areas - chemical
technology, civil engineering, mechanical engineering,
electrical engineering, non-destructive testing, rubber,
plastics and textile technology. The scientists and
technologists of these labs. shall provide R & D
service on test engineering in these areas of technology.
03. R & D Services :
01. Customer can use NTH facilities (equipment, machinery
and infrastructure)for development/ improvement of product
before or after submission of the product for testing.
02. Customer may approach NTH to undertake improvement/modification
of the product by NTH scientists in which representative
of customer will not be involved. NTH will undertake
this type of development work as a project and hand
over the end result to the customer.
04. Methodology :
The R & D service in NTH will be provided on a project
mode through the collaboration and partnership with
the industry/ participating institutions. A customer
shall approach Director of Regional NTH for R &
D service, which will be examined and a feasibility report in consultation with scientists will be prepared.
The feasibility report shall deal with (a) the layout
of the project indicating the executing labs. (b) materials/consumables
required for the project (c) implementation location
(d) transforming customers requirement into technical
specification along with verifiable indicators (e) tentative
time frame of the project (f) performance measurement
and monitoring schedule (g) provision for midway cancellation.
No fee will be charged for the preparation of the feasibility
The client shall accept the feasibility report and confirm
about suitability of the technical specification. Technical
specification once finalised shall not be changed in
general. The team leader shall obtain
the approval of the project feasibility report along
with confirmation of the customer from the Director
NTH region and start work on the project.
05. Equipment & Manpower :
It is necessary that equipment, machinery, laboratory
facilities and manpower are required for a development
project. Laboratory facilities and equipment available
at NTH shall be used. However, small equipment and facilities
costing less could be procured by the
executing laboratory from NTH fund after obtaining approval
of the team leader and the Director. Equipment purchased
will be an asset of the laboratory.
06. Cost & Price : This shall be as per agreement between NTH & Customer.
While executing the R&D project following points are strictly maintained
a. Performance Evaluation & Monitoring
07. Closure of The Project :
After completion of the developmental work the project
shall be finally closed with the issue of final report
duly approved by the Director, NTH region. The final
report shall contain in brief - the project, the technical
specification, results achieved and the views of team
leader in implementation of such project. A copy of
the closure report could be given to the client. The
summary of Income and Expenditure statement duly approved
by the Director, NTH region and a copy of the final
report could be kept as official record for examination
by the competent authority.