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Hilton Mumbai International Airport


16th March, 2016





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Indian Copper Development Centre (ICDC) organized the seminar on “Testing Equipments for Copper & Copper Alloy Products” in Mumbai on 16th March, 2016. More than 50 participants from various parts of the country attended the programme. They represented testing equipment manufacturers, primary copper producers, downstream copper based product manufacturers, end users like electrical equipment manufacturers, shipbuilders, defence, etc./strong>


Dr. D. De Sarkar, Chief Executive Officer, ICDC, set the ball rolling with his opening address to the participants. He said how the end users have become more demanding as regards the quality of the metal product they use and so the manufacturers need to control not only their processing parameters but also should have suitable testing facilities. He also added that not only finished product testing but also in-process testing is a must now. The following technical papers were presented.


Dr. D. De Sarkar delivering the opening address.

. N. R. Shenoy of Raman Instruments Pvt. Ltd. presenting his paper.


Display of equipments by M/s. Kudale Instruments (P) Ltd.

A view of the audience.


Another view of the audience.


The following papers were presented during the technical session :

·           Introduction to Foundry-Master Smart

by N. R. Shenoy, Raman Instruments Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai


·           An Overview of Offerings from Metal Power for Copper Industries

by P. D. Pant, Metal Power Analytical (I) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai


·           Positive Material Identification (PMI) – Copper and Copper Alloys

by Vikram Mulay, Dynamic Technology Systems, Mumbai


·           Chemical Requirement and Testing Techniques for Copper & Copper Alloys

by Rajendra Wagh, Ametek Instruments India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai


·           Zumbach Electronics – In-line Measuring, Monitoring & Control Systems

by Manoj Kumar Wadkar, Zumbach Electronic India Pvt. Ltd., Pune, and Rainer Zumbach & Iwan von Rotz, Zumbach Electronic AG, Switzerland


·          Eddy Current Testing Basics & Solutions for Copper Manufacturing Industries

by R. Dhanasekaran, NDTS India (P) Ltd., Navi Mumbai

·           Non Destructive Testing Equipment for Checking Manufacturing Defects in Copper & Copper Alloy Product

by Shyam Kumar Thakur, Electronic & Engineering Co. (I) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai


·           Eddy Current Products for Copper & Copper Alloys

by Bharat Biradar, Technofour, Pune



The two technical sessions were chaired by Dr. P. R. Landge of Hindalco Industries Ltd. and Mr. Balachandran P. Kamath respectively.


Each technical session was followed by extremely lively and interesting discussions when the authors of the papers answered the various questions raised by the audience.


M/s. Kudale Instruments (P) Ltd. made live demonstration of their instrument which attracted the participants very much.