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The NorthCap University Testing Center (NCUTC)

Introduction

The NorthCap University Testing Centre (NCUTC) is an entity of The NorthCap University, Gurugram established to provide professional building/ construction material testing service to the external agencies. The scope of the testing facilities includes the tests on cement, aggregate, bitumen, fresh & hardened concrete, mix design (BIS), soil testing etc. NCUTC is accredited by NABL vide NABL No- NABL/T/3337/M and Certificate No-TC-5209. The labs are well equipped and NCUTC follows the guidelines established by NABL. The quality policies and Management systems of NCUTC are as per ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 and we strictly adhere to the Quality Policy of NCUTC.

Certificate of Accreditation

Material Testing Facilities

Cement

S. No Tests Instruments used Specification of Instruments IS code
1 Fineness by dry sieving 1. IS sieve No. 9. 2. Weighing Balance. 3. Brush. Sieve 90 μ 600g I.S.: 269-1976
2 Consistency 1. Vicat’s apparatus with 10 mm dia. plunger, vicat’s needle and vicat’s mould. 2. Gauging trowel. 3. Measuring jar. 4. Non porous plate 5. Weighing balance and stop watch.       6 kg I.S. 5513 :1996
3 Setting time (initial , final) 1. Vicat’s apparatus with 10 mm dia. plunger, vicat’s needle and vicat’s mould. 2. Gauging trowel. 3. Measuring jar. 4. Non porous plate 5. Weighing balance and stop watch.       6 kg I.S. 5513 : 1996
4 Soundness Test 1. Le-Chatelier aparatus. 2. Two glass plates. 3. Temperature Controlled water bath. 4. Scale. 5. Weight box. 6. Trowel.   1000C 100g & 200g I.S. 269-1976
5 Compressive strength 1. Mortar moulds 3. Measuring jar 4. Trowel. 5. Nonporous platform. 6. Weighing balance. 7. Compression testing machine. 70 x70x70 mm.   20 kg 200 tonn IS 4031(Part 6):1988
6 Specific Gravity 1. Specific gravity bottle (pycnometer bottle). 2. Weighing balance. 3. Kerosene 1000 ml 6 kg IS 2720 (Part 3 / Section 2) – 1980
7 Fineness of cement 1. IS sieve No. 9. 2. Weighing Balance. 3. Brush. 90 μ 600 g I.S.: 269-1976

Course Aggregate

S.No Tests Instruments used Specification of Instruments IS code
1 Abrasion
  1. LosAngeles machine with inside diameter 700 mm and length 500 mm
  2. Abrasive charges 12 numbers
  3. I.S. Sieve with 1.7 mm opening
  4. Thermostatically controlled oven
  5. Metal tray
  6. Weighting balance
 
      20 kg capacity IS 2386 (Part 5) – 1963.
2 Impact Value 1.   Impact testing machine with following accessories.
  1. Metal base 300 mm diameter.
  2. Detachable cylindrical steel cup of internal diameter 102 mm and depth 50 mm
  3. Metal hammer of weight between 13.5 to 14 kg, 100 mm in diameter and 50 mm long.
  4. An arrangement for raising and lowering the hammer  freely between vertical guides with a lift of  380 mm
  5. Cylindrical metal measure 75 mm internal diameter and 50 mm high.
2. Tamping rod 10 mm diameter and 230 mm long, rounded at one end. 3.  Straight edge 4. I.S. sieve of sizes 12.5 mm, 10 mm and 2.36 mm. 5. Thermostatically controlled oven
  1. Weighting Balance
                                  20 kg capacity IS 2386 (Part 4) – 1963.
3 Crushing value
  1. Test mould (steel cylinder of internal diameter 152 mm with open ends)
  2. A square base plate, plunger having a piston diameter of 150 mm.
  3. A cylindrical measure of internal diameter of 11.5 and height 18 cms.
  4. Steel tamping rod having diameter of 16 mm and length 450 to 600 mm.
  5. Weighting Balance
  6. Compression testing machine
  7. IS sieve of sizes 12.5, 10, and 2.36 mm
                    100 kg capacity 200tonn IS-2386 (Part- 4)-1963.
4 Fineness Modulus of   aggregate 1. Sieves (80 mm, 40 mm, 20 mm, 10 mm, 4.75 mm, 2.36 mm, 1.18 mm, 600μ, 300 μ, 150 μ) 2. Sieve shaker. 3. Weighing balance. 4. Wire brush. 5. Hot air oven. 6. Cylindrical container. 7. Graduated cylinder. 8. Beaker. 9. Steel rule.    

Projects / Consultancy Completed

S. No. Industry/ Company Details of the Consultancy Tests Conducted Date Status Amount
1. Panchayati Raj Dept., Pillukhera Jind Testing of Interlocking Paver Block  (60 mm and 80 mm thick) ·  Dimension Test ·  Compressive Strength Test (28/06/16- 01/07/16)   Completed     20,000/-
2. Panchayati Raj Dept., Pillukhera Jind Testing of Bricks, Cement Mortar, Cement Concrete ·  Crushing Strength ·  Water Absorption ·  Ratio Test on CC ·  Ratio Test on CM 05/07/16- 05/08/16)   Completed     20,000/-
3. Panchayati Raj Dept., Pillukhera Jind   Testing of Bricks, Cement Mortar, Cement Concrete, Cement Plaster ·  Crushing Strength ·  Water Absorption ·  Ratio Test on CC ·  Ratio Test on CM ·  Ratio Test on CP 21/07/16- 05/08/16)   Completed     11,500/-
4. C.P. Arora Contractors- Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Testing of Pavement Quality Concrete M40 ·  Flexural Strength Test ·  Compressive Strength Test 20/02/17-22/03/2017 Completed 10,000/-
5. Bhavishya India Group, Noida Testing of Soil ·  Compaction Test ·  Grain Size distribution Test ·  UCS ·  Triaxial (CU) test 22/05/2017- 27/05/2017 Completed 8,000/-
6. C.P. Arora Contractors- Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Testing of Bricks ·  Crushing Strength test 09/06/2017- 13/06/2017 Completed 5,000/-
7. C.P. Arora Contractors- Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Testing of Soil ·         In Air Site ·         In land Site ·  Compaction Test ·  Silt Content ·  Free Swell Index ·  Grain Size Distribution ·  Liquid Limit & Plastic Limit ·  CBR 22/06/2017-28/06/2017 Completed 14,000/-
8. C.P. Arora Contractors- Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Testing of GSB ·  Compaction Test ·  Silt Content ·  Free Swell Index ·  Liquid Limit & Plastic Limit ·  CBR ·  Sand Equivalent ·  Water Absorption 28/06/2017-03/07/2017 Completed 5,000/-
9. C.P. Arora Contractors- Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Testing of Drainage Layer Soil Sample ·  Compaction Test ·  Grain Size Distribution 04/07/2017-09/07/2017 Completed 3,000/-
10. C.P. Arora Contractors- Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Physical and chemical test of cement, bitumen, aggregate ·  Specific gravity of cement ·  Consistency of cement ·  Initial and final setting time ·  Soundness test ·  Compressive strength ·  Aggregate impact ·  Flakiness and elongation ·  Water absorption ·  Penetration ·  Ductility ·  Softening point ·  Flash and fire 04/07/2017-04/08/2017 Completed 25,000/-
11. Bhavishya India Group, Noida Testing of Soil ·  Grain Size distribution Test ·  UCS ·  Triaxial (CU) test 22/09/2017- 29/10/2017 Completed 7,000/-
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