The Electrical & Electronic
Engineering Laboratory is equipped to carry out tests on electrical materials
and products for various clients including Ministries, importers, power
utilities and manufacturers.
The Laboratory specializes in carrying out tests on Electric
Power Cables. Safety tests are performed on electric cables upon request from
the Regulator, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection prior
to release from customs. The laboratory also conducts verification of
certificates of conformity for electrical products such as Residual Current
Devices (RCDs) and Electric Water Heaters upon request from the Regulator, the
Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection in view of ensuring
The laboratory has also recently been equipped to perform
safety tests on Household Electrical Appliances as the Consumer Protection (Safety
requirements) Regulations 2017, and Energy
Efficiency testing on Household Electrical Appliances such as Household
Refrigerating Appliances and Electric Ovens. We have also embarked on capacity building for Energy Efficiency testing of Electric Dishwashers.
The following tests are offered by
the laboratory: dimensional and electrical tests on electric cables; Safety
tests, i.e., Visual check, Dielectric Strength test, Leakage current test,
Power input and current measurement, Earth resistance test and Insulation test
on Household electrical appliances.
The laboratory has embarked on
accreditation of its cables testing facility to ISO/IEC 17025. Once fully
accredited, it plans to seek the International Electro-technical Commission
(IEC) recognition as a National Testing Laboratory (NTL). It already
participates in the proficiency test program offered by the IFM Quality
Services Ltd (Australia) for the scope of electrical tests.
The laboratory is constantly upgrading its test facilities
with the acquisition of new equipment to increase its scope of activities. In
this context it is actively engaged with other stakeholders in projects related
to Energy Efficiency and safety testing of Domestic and Household Appliances.
Contact person:J Mahadeo(e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)