Noureen Arif

MINISTER FOR INDUSTRIES & COMMERECE, LABOUR and MINERAL RESOURCES

 Mrs. Naureen Arif
   


With the vision of scientific society, it is a matter of fact that the Govt. of AJK is meeting all the challanges, confronted in protecting the public interest. The establishment of labs for quality control and quantity assurance is the new way forward to serve the nation on modern means of testing and experimets. To enhance the implemented living standard and quality of products for consumer the department of industries and commerce is working with devotion to achieve the dreams of modern society to help theGovernment in making AJK a welfare state.

Abid Hussain Awan

SECETARY INDUSTRIES & COMMERECE

 
   


The department of industries and commerce has established POL Quality Control and Weights & Measure’s Lab with mobile unit at Mirpur. It’s an initiative taken to drive the commercial and trade activities on modern lines of business and measurement standardsby applying verification and calibration means to ensure accuracy and consumer protection.Petroleum and other hydrocarbon  products are the major threat to environment and effecting cost of living as well. By ensuring quality parameters of petroleum and hydrocarbon products, It’s a foundation stone laid towards a modern society where welfare is the mission.

May Almighty prosper us all in best to serve our nation.

Director Industries AJK

Zafar Iqbal Kanth

DIRECTOR INDUSTRIES & COMMERECE


With the vision of scientific society, it is a matter of fact that the Govt. of AJK is meeting all the challanges, confronted in protecting the public interest. The establishment of labs for quality control and quantity assurance is the new way forward to serve the nation on modern means of testing and experimets. To enhance the implemented living standard and quality of products for consumer the department of industries and commerce is working with devotion to achieve the dreams of modern society to help theGovernment in making AJK a welfare state.




MISSION STATEMENT

Weight and Measure’s Lab


“To improve accuracy of measurements, enhance consumer protection, foster fair competition and facilitate economic growth through calibration, verification & testing procedures”

POL Quality Control Lab

“Qualitative analysis of petroleum products & basic hydrocarbons

Involve in affecting daily life through scientific techniques”

Prime Objectives

POL Quality Control Lab

  • Qualitative analysis to control impurities
  • Settle down the disputes of petroleum, oils & lubricants
  • Ensure the pure supply of hydrocarbons which intern enhance the o Life of Engines / Machines / Heavy Equipments

o Make the journey economical o Environmental friendly atmosphere

Weights & Measure’s Lab

  • Improve weight and measures instruments through testing
  • Scientific techniques to ensure precision and accuracy of the Industrial and commercial equipments and instruments.
  • Calibration of volumetric, dimensional and mass measures
  • Testing operations for verification and re-verification of used equipments and instruments
  • Consumer protection
  • Facilitation in economic growth

Mobile Unit

  • Equipped with POL and W&M apparatus
  • On spot testing
  • Calibration and verification services
  • Public facilitation

LABS & INSTRUMENTS

Reference Standard Labs (fixed in Lab)

(Reference lab provides basic reference units to compare with commercial working standards)

  • Secondary standard meter
  • Secondary standard weights (1mg-20kg)
  • Secondary standard volume Measures (1mL-20L)
  • Electronic Balances to calibrate the weights

   (1mg-500g)

   (1kg-5kg)

   (10kg-20kg)


  • Precision Digital thermo hygrometer (1mg-20kg)

Calibration / Testing Lab

(For verification & experimenting the commercial instrument or standard)

  • Set of standard Weights (1mg-20kg)
  • Digital Balances 1mg to 20kg

   (3 Balances of different capacity)

  • Volume Measures 1mL to 20mL

   (Glass & Metallic)

  • Digital Thermo Hygrometer
  • Standard Meters
  • Computer System with Laser Printer

Quality Control Lab

(QC Lab include instruments of checking the quality of Hydrocarbons and Petroleum products)

  • Bench Top RON Analyzer
  • Manual Distillation Apparatus
  • Handheld Portable Digital Density Meter
  • Apparatus for Manual Testing of Specific Gravity
  • Automatic Pens key - Martens Closed Cup Flash Point Tester
  • Viscosity Bath Viscometers
  • Water Percentage Apparatus Dean & Stark Method
  • Able Cup Apparatus (Electric & Automatic)
  • Smoke Point Apparatus
  • Sulphur Test Apparatus

  • Pour Point Apparatus
  • STM Color Apparatus
  • Pentro Meter Apparatus
  • Dropping Point Apparatus
  • CFR Engine
  • Precision Digital Thermo HygrometerMobile Calibration / Testing Lab

(Mobile unit provides the On-spot Verification, Testing and Quality related services)

  • Standard Weights Set (1mg to 20kg) (31-pcs-set)
  • Standard Meters
  • Volume Measures (1mL to 20mL) (Glass & Metallic)
  • CNG Testing Kit
  • Digital Thermo Hygrometer
  • Bench top RON Analyzer
  • Automatic Distillation Apparatus
  • Handheld Portable Digital Density Meter
  • Apparatus for Manual Testing of Specific Gravity
  • Automatic Pens Key – Martens Closed Cup Flash Point Tester
  • Computer System with Laser Printer

Major Equipments & Instruments with Experiment Variety

 

                                                     Equipments & Instruments of POL Quality Control Lab

Sr.

No

Name of Instrument

Functions of Instrument

Relation with Food Industry     

1

RON Analyzer 

Measures random octane number via. NIR-Spectroscopy.

Spectroscopy techniques are used to measure impurities in food items.

2

Distillation apparatus 

Separating and Purifying a liquid by heating 

Purity of oil 

Moisture content is often specified in computational standards Flour 15%

Cheese 39%

3

Density meter

m/unit v density measure of solid liquid and viscous materials 

Density of milk, liquids, soft drinks and oils etc

4

Specific gravity

To find the API gravity of petroleum products

Specific gravity of H2O and other edible liquids

5

Smoke point apparatus

Composition of Hydrocarbons, burning point of oil and fats. Smoke Point is an indicator of

We can check the fatty acids contents in food. The more free fatty acids and oil contains the quicker it will break down and start smoking. FFA contents.

 

 

5

Smoke point apparatus

Composition of Hydrocarbons, burning point of oil and fats. Smoke Point is an indicator of combustion qualities of aviation turbine fuels and kerosene. The fuel sample is burned in smoke point lamp and the maximum flame height obtainable without smoking is measured.

We can check the fatty acids contents in food. The more free fatty acids and oil contains the quicker it will break down and start smoking. FFA contents.

 

 

6

Sulphur test apparatus

SO2 test or corrosion resistance of metallic

Food preservative, dried fruits

 

 

7

pentro meter apparatus

Strength of a material

Soil, Vegetables analysis

 

 

CFR Engine

Test Gasoline knock.

Cooperative fuel research engine is used extensively throughout the world for testing, research and instruction in the performance of fuels and lubricants for internal combustion engine.

Used to find octane number of fuels, Oil analysis, waxes, gel etc

 

 

9

Thermo hygrometer

Humidity, specific gravity

Dry fruit necessary

 

 

10

Dropping point apparatus

Identification and quality control

purpose even higher temperatures 

Grease, Wax, Honey, Jelly, Lubrication Testing

 

 

11

Hydrometer

To measure the density of liquid

Density of liquids used in HydroCarbons to improve the quality of food

 

 

12

Viscosity meter 

Internal resistance to follow of liquid

To check the viscosity of oil contents, this helps to increase the preservation period of food items. 

 

 

13

Precision digital thermo hygrometer

Indoor temperature and humidity 

Keeps a check on the environment  under which food items are stored

 

 

14

Gas chromatograph 

It has different gas chambers for the analysis of Petroleum

Food additives, flavor, aroma components such as pesticides fumigants, environmental pollutants,

 

15

Water Percentage

Apparatus Dean & Stark

Method

Used to measure moisture contents of items such as bread in food industry. This equipment can be used in cases other than simple removal of water. Petroleum storage tanks & vessels are inspected.

To check and maintain the moisture level of different types of dry fruits and bakery items etc.

 

                   

Equipment’s & Instruments of Weights and Measures Lab

Sr.

No

Name of Instrument

Functions of Instrument

1

Secondary Standard Meter

A standard that is prepared in laboratory for a specific analysis it is usually standardized against a primary standard.

2

Secondary Standard Weights  (1mg - 20kg)

The weights that is prepared in laboratory for a specific analysis. These are usually standardized against a primary standard.

3

Secondary Standard Volume Measures (1ml - 20L)

These are measurement apparatus which is used to calculate or measure volumetric quantities of any substances prepared in laboratory for a specific analysis also standardized against a primary standard.

4

Electronic Balances

(1mg – 500g)

(1kg – 5 kg)

(10kg – 20kg)

The electromagnetic balances method is used in high precision electronic balances. The pan is attached to one end and a coil is attached to the other end.

5

Digital Thermohygro Meter 

(1mg – 20 kg)

 

This meter is used for measurements of humidity. Humidity is representation of concentration of water vapors in air where the value is shown as a percentage. Thermo hygrometers have sensors which measures humidity of air and temperature of air.  

6

Digital Balances 

(3- Balances of different capacity)

Digital balances are very sensitive instruments, used for weighing milligrams (0.001g) level. They measure the force that acts downward on the pan. This force is converted to an electrical signal and displayed on a digital display. 

7

Volume Measures (1ml- 20L)

Graduated cylinder (glass or plastic) used to measure liquid volume, graduated in

 

 

                                                                                 Mobile Units Specifications    

Sr.

No

Name of Instrument

Functions

1

Digital Thermo Hygrometer

Humidity & specific gravity of Dry Food

2

Bench top RON Analyzer 

It provides rapid fuel quality assessment using near-Infrared Analysis combined with advanced chemo metric method. Fuel properties can be easily obtained in seconds with only 2ml of fuel sample.

3

Automatic Distillation Apparatus

Separating and purifying the liquid

4

Handheld portable Digital Density Meter  

Density measuring:- Solid liquid and viscous things oil, soybean, salad or cooked oil, sugarcane

Specific gravity Meter

Useful in prospecting for oil and minerals 

6

Flash point tester 

It can ignite in either liquid or vapor foam the substance which has flash point volatile component

 

 

Quality and Quantity are essential and interdependent units of customer’s life, to restrain impurity and ill standard in daily routine. To ensure the standard living of society accuracy and precision in trade are need of the hour.

The Establishment of “POL Quality Control and Weights & Measure’s labs with Mobile Unit” is a step forward to serve the nation on modern lines of governace. It’s a matter of immense pleasure to announce that Department of Industries & Commerce putting on arduous efforts for implementation of standards for welfare living and consumer potection. The establishment of labs  for quality inspection and quantity assurance is indeed a mile stone achieved for wellbeing of the  people of the state, which intern into standard living. May Almighty guide us all to serve the nation at best of our qualities.