Ongoing Projects

S.No. Number Start Date End Date Project Leader Category Type Core Area Sub Area
1NML/RSPA/2018/2018/136432018-05-012018-10-31Knowledge ManagementFast track(6 months)Research Planning & Business development supportSkill training, Entrepreneurship, Metals, Materia

Title: Assessment of entrepreneurship opportunities in the area of Metals, Materials, Minerals and Mining

Abstract: The project aims to carry out need assessment study for entrepreneurship opportunities in the area of Metals Materials, Minerals and Mining (4M) . Recently RPBD Division conducted a skill training program on "Tecnopreneurship" highlighting four technologies developed by CSIR-NML. The participants learnt how to develop business plans and pitched the entrepreneurial ideas based on these technologies. Under this project, similar program will be organized at CSIR-NML's centre at Chennai to carry out need assessment study. Since Chennai is a metro city, it is expected that response from participants will be good.

2NML/RSPA/2018/2018/90822018-06-012018-11-30Knowledge ManagementFast track(6 months)Knowledge Resources SupportIncome Tax Statement

Title: Online Individual Tax Information System

Abstract: It is propose to facilitate the individual income tax statement under the login@IT services so that individual regular staff of CSIR-NML may access their statement after logging. At present any one can view all the employee pay, deduction and savings related data. We will ensure to protect it by providing this data under individual login@IT services.

3NML/RSPA/2018/2019/264422018-04-152019-03-31Knowledge ManagementFull tenure(1 year)Research Planning & Business development supportNeed assessment, technology, livelihood, training

Title: Need assessment study of technology intervention for livelihood generation in rural and urban under-served community

Abstract: The project aims to carry out need assessment study for technology intervention in the areas of traditional metal casting, forming, processing and product development activities for livelihood generation in rural and urban poor community. The recent study conducted on traditional brass melting for making vessels by the artisans of Bali village of Goghat Block of Hooghly district in West Bengal reveals that the artisans follow age old traditions and they require innovative tools which can reduce their drudgery. Artisans of various under-served areas like Lohardanga, Potomda of Jharkhand, Purulia, Goghathat, Bankura districts of West Bengal, Balasore of Orissa require market integration through digital technology. In addition, requirement for skill based training and capacity building of artisans, eligible under-served community needs to be assessed. In this project, approximately 300 sample survey will be conducted and a report will be submitted indicating various technology and training requirement in three states namely: Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa. Possibility for including this project under CSIR 800 will be explored.

4NML/RSPA/2018/2019/515562018-05-012019-04-30Knowledge ManagementFull tenure(1 year)Information Technology SupportMetals Materials Minerals Mining Industries Data

Title: Development of integrated information system to create, manage and extract data pertaining to industries, experts, and facilities in the area of Metals, Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Abstract: This proposal aims towards development of such an information system that can act as the repository of data and information about the various industries (publicly-funded and privately funded), government agencies (marketing, R&D) and other similar establishments. The proposed system will provide a web based platform to input the information , customized searching of information and extraction of information in a predefined format. For system design and development purpose, and to begin with, the system will focus on data related to one Indian establishment first. The system can further be used for the MIDI project on similar scope. Later, data collection and creation of a comprehensive database can be done in separate mode.

5NML/RSPA/2018/2019/720662018-04-012019-02-28Infrastructure ManagementFull tenure(1 year)Finance, Purchase & Administrative SupportTime-line; process audit ; project management; equ

Title: Implementation of New Robust System of Process Auditing in CSIR-NML

Abstract: The mission of CSIR-NML Internal Robust System should be to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the operations. It should help the organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of project management, equipment management and the governance processes. A committee was set-up to look into Possible Implementation of a New Robust System of Internal Auditing to Replace Existing ISO system. It was overwhelmingly decided to discontinue the existing ISO system, in view of the relatively small gains/improvements that had accrued due to it vis-à-vis the cost of the process; many lacunae in the auditing process; its scope and its implementation.

6NML/RSPA/2018/2019/824982018-05-012019-04-30Knowledge ManagementFull tenure(1 year)Research Planning & Business development supportBasic Engineering Package, Technology Transfer

Title: Development of a methodology for the preparation of Basic Engineering Package (BEP) for CSIR-NML technologies

Abstract: The objective of the project is to develop a methodology for the preparation of Basic Engineering Package (BEP) for Technologies developed by the Laboratory. It will be designed so that all important technology information can efficiently and successfully be transferred to the clients during technology transfer. The BEP information will be constructed in such a way that an experienced detail engineering contractor can easily execute the operation. The BEP information will be built on CSIR-NML technologies utilizing in-house resources and expertise through thoughtful analysis and research, IP search and analytics, Market information and monitoring of operational technologies. The BEP will cover (i) Description of Design/product/Process, (ii) Process Flow Diagram with Material and Energy Balance, (iii) Process Data Sheets, (iv) Preliminary P&IDs (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram), (v) Utility summery/ Plant Utility Flow Diagram, (vi) Emissions (Gaseous, Liquid and Solid Effluents), (vii) Instrumentation and Process Control: Overview, (viii) Instrumentation Process Data Sheets, (ix) Hazard Area Classification, (x) Electrical Consumption, (xi) Health and Safety Data, (xiii) Land/Building Requirements, (xiv) Equipment Layout (Within Battery Limit Area) and (xv) Operational Manual

7NML/RSPA/2018/2019/853562018-05-012019-04-30Infrastructure ManagementFull tenure(1 year)Engineering SupportCivil, Electrical, PEB, Installation Commissioning

Title: Civil, Structural & Electrical infrastructure development for Amorphous Electrical Steel project at CSIR-NML

Abstract: Intent of the work is to develop an industrial shed pilot plant with dimensions of 52.5m Length X 22.5m Width X 9m Eave Height with a contemporary Pre-Engineered building structure with all utility requirements. It has been proposed to build an Industrial Pre-Engineered Building (PEB) to install, test, commission and operate the R&D equipment for AES pilot plant. This building need to be constructed in Large Scale Testing Facility Area, Nildih, of CSIR- National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur. Broadly the scope involves Site development, construction of Pre-engineered shed, developing an elegant & modern electrical power distribution system from the distribution sub-station and creating work & office spaces along with other peripheral utilities. This work briefly includes the project engineering activities like preparation of Technical specifications in terms of Civil & Electrical system requirements, checking design basis, vetting electrical, civil & structural design calculation, checking and finalizing civil & structural requirement for PEB, Site supervision, executing the sub structure& super structure works as per technical requirements, finalizing floor plan layouts, Designing the electrical distribution and operating systems, all utility development, QAP maintenance, Installation & commissioning activities of PEB and Electrical system

8NML/RSPA/2018/2019/939052018-05-012019-04-30InnovationFull tenure(1 year)Research Planning & Business development supportBall Mill, Continuous, feeding, Energy Monitoring

Title: Design and Fabrication of Laboratory Scale Continuous Ball Mill with Feeding arrangement and Energy monitoring system

Abstract: This Proposal aims at design and Fabrication of a laboratory Scale Continuous ball mill of Capacity 10kg/hr Maximum. The ball mill will operate in an open circuit with suitable feeding arrangement for controlled feeding. This facility will help the researchers to carry out experiments Related to continuous ball mill operation. At present there is no laboratory scale continuous ball mill at NML. The existing continuous ball mills are bigger in size . Laboratory scale study is not possible in those mills. To have a study on those continuous ball milling we need huge material . Batch type ball mill study cannot be simulated with continuous ball mill. At present a project on suitable grind aid for cement is going on. All the study is being done in batch type ball mill and while translating the same parameters to pilot scale expected results are not achieved and parameters needs some correction to reach desired target. If we have this mill then optimizing milling parameters for continuous ball mill will be easy for us.