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Diesel Loco Shed-Waltair’s special feat

Published: 2nd Nov 2020 5:08 pm

Visakhapatnam: The Diesel Loco Shed, Visakhapatnam had achieved NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) accreditation with the standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in the field of Testing.

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The scope of testing in chemical discipline is Metal and Alloy testing and metal wear analysis in lubricating oils by spectroscopic method.

Whereas in Mechanical discipline Hardness tests are done on a regular basis and Non Destructive Tests like Dye Penetration Test & UltraSonic Testing of axles are also performed.

The Chemical & Metallurgical Laboratory of Diesel Loco Shed is the first Laboratory among Shed in Indian Railway to achieve this feat.

Perhaps this is also the first Laboratory of Railways in India to achieve testing accreditation in the field of Wear Metal Analysis for nine elements in used lubricating oils.

Divisional Railway Manager Chetan Kumar Shrivastava appreciated the efforts of Diesel Loco Shed in ensuring quality service to the Railways and congratulated the Loco Shed team for achieving the unique feat. He presented the certificate to Santosh Kumar Patra, Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineer (DLS).

Earlier DLS, VSKP received various certificates to its merit including IMS Certification, ISO 50001: 2011, 5S Certification, and Green Co Certification.

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