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Where do I send my samples for material testing ?

What is you Income Tax PAN Number in India?

What is your D&B® D-U-N-S® Number?

Is TCR Engineering on the Ariba® Supplier Network?

Do you undertake link exchange?

What are the nearest hotels to your Lower Parel, Mumbai office?

Can you elaborate on TCR Engineering's material testing services?

Is TCR Engineering ISO 9001 certified?

Can you give a profile of a few members in the phycal testing department?

What is your company's PAN, BST and CST Numbers?

Can you give me the holiday schedule for your offices in India?

What is your service tax account and registration number?

Can you perform testing as per the AMS standard?

How does ISO/IEC 17025 compare with ISO 9001?

What the differences between ISO 17025 and ISO 9000?


Where do I send my samples for material testing ?

Clients can send their material testing samples to any of the locations listed below. Please ensure that your sample size meets the requirements. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our central material testing laboratory is located at:

TCR Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd.
35 Pragati Industrial Estate,
N. M Joshi Marg, Lower Parel
Mumbai - 400 011, Maharashtra, India
Tel : (+91)-(022)-23073390, 23092347, 23097921
Tel : (+91)-(022)-23097923, 23091938, 23053930
Fax : (+91)-(022)-23080197

International Location:

TCR World, USA
14625 Baltimore Av. #109
Laurel, MD 20707, USA
Tel: (+1)-240-505-0739

Sample collection centers in India are located at:

Mumbai Metal Market
TCR Engineering Services
2/10, Kikabhai Mansion, 7 Kika Street,
Mumbai - 400 004, Maharashtra, India
Tel : (+91)-(022)-23428642, 56363267

Navi Mumbai Material Testing Laboratory
TCR Engineering Services
Plot No. EL-182, MIDC TTC Industrial Area,
Electronic Zone, Navi Mumbai,
Maharashtra, India
Tel : (+91)-(022)-27612044, 27612324

Navi Mumbai Metal Market
Shop No. 44, Mahesh Shopping,
Sector 15 CBD Belapur (East), Konkanbhavan,
Navi Mumbai 400 614,Maharashtra, India
Tel : (+91)-(022)-27577650, 27576185,
Cell: (+91)-9223235114

Franchisee Locations are:

TCR Advanced Engineering, Baroda
36/2/9, First Floor, Abhishek Complex
G.I.D.C., Makarpura
Vadodara - 390 010, Gujrat, India
Phone: (+91)-(0265)- 2657233, 2643024
Fax: (+91)-(0265)- 2634375
E-Mail: baroda@tcreng.com

KHB Engg Services
C/o. K. K. Engg. Works
Shed No. 10 of M. P. L. U. N.,
Behind Allahabad Bank, 'A' Sector, Industrial Area,
Govindpura, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Tel : (+91)-(0755)-2586531, 5261264,
Fax : (+91)-(0755)-5261297

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What is you Income Tax PAN Number in India?

Our PAN Number is "AAACT 1966D". You may insert the same on the TDS Certificate, Form Number 16A.

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What is your D&B® D-U-N-S® Number?

The D&B® D-U-N-S® Number for TCR Engineering Services' Material Testing laboratory in India is 86-216-7249.

The Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is a unique nine digit identification number provided by the commercial company Dun & Bradstreet (D&B - NYSE:DNB), the leading provider of global business information, recognized as the universal standard for identifying businesses worldwide.

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Is TCR Engineering on the Ariba® Supplier Network?

Yes, TCR is registered on the The Ariba® Supplier Network, one of the world's largest open business transacting networks, together with more than 100,000 e-enabled vendors transacting with hundreds of the world's largest buying organizations.

TCR Engineering Services Ariba Supplier Network Number is ANID:AN01-000-504-648

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Do you undertake link exchange?

We do actively participate in link exchange programs with other webmasters and SEO firms. Visit our Links Page to know more about linking to our website.

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What are the nearest hotels to your Lower Parel, Mumbai office?

You may plan to stay at HOTEL MIDTOWN PRITAM, Dadar, Mumbai ( Tel. # 91-22-24145555 ). It is a 4 star hotel & you may take a Taxi from Mumbai Airport to reach this hotel. The hotel is located at 20-B, Pritam Estates, Dadar (E), Mumbai 400 014, Maharashtra, India. It is 8 km. from Domestic Airport, 12 km. from International Airport.

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Can you elaborate on TCR Engineering's material testing services?

We are pleased to introduce ourselves as a leading organization of independent material testing laboratory established in 1973. We have highly experienced personnel with most modern & up-to-date modern Metallography facilities such as Micro-Hardness, Low speed diamond saw cutter, Hot molding facility, Image Analysis software with high resolution optical microscope, equipped for special Metallography work to meet international standards and for undertaking complete Physical, Chemical, Metallographic and NDT testing assignments, Failure investigation, Remaining Life Assessment, In-situ Metallography, Ultrasonic testing and Positive Material Identification Services (PMI) and also Consultancy work for Metallurgy. We have now set-up Corrosion testing facility for detecting Inter Granular Corrosion Susceptibility for Austenitic Stainless Steel as per ASTM Pr. A-262-A to E. Over & above Routine Microstructure Facilities.

We have the experience in testing of different types of materials since last 30 years at Mumbai. Our employee strength is about 70. Our clientele includes all major Private as well as Public sector Industries, Ministry of Defense and other Govt. of India Departments. We are on the approved list of various Govt. Dept. & Inspection Agencies such as American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, Indian Register of Shipping, Mercantile Marine Dept., Bureau of Indian Standards, Toyo Engineering India Ltd., Det-Norske Veritas, Bureau Veritas, SGS India Ltd.

Our present capability to meet following standard tests:
- ASTM G1 (preparing, cleaning & evaluating of corrosion test specimens)
- ASTM G36
- ASTM A-262 Pr. A-E (Standard practices for detecting susceptibility to Inter-granular attack in Austenitic stainless steel.)
- ASTM E-1351 Standard Practices for Production & Evaluation of field Metallography Replicas.
- ASTM E-3-62 preparation of Metallography Specimen.
- ASTM E-2-62 recommended practice for photography as applied Metallography.
- ASTM E-112 Grain size measurements.
- ASTM E 381 Macrostructure Examinations.
- Inclusion rating as per IS 4163 standards.
- Failure investigation of metallic components as per guidelines of ASM Hand Book.
- Remaining life assessment of high temperature / high pressure exposed Components of Process plants.

You can always contact us for all your material related problems and we assure you of our best services always. In case you are interested in exploring more, please do let us know or visit us on our web site at www.tcreng.com for further information.

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Is TCR Engineering ISO 9001 certified?

TCR Engineering Services, India's leading independent Material Testing Laboratory has NABL and ISO 17025 accreditation.

ISO 9000 is not tailored for testing laboratories. ISO 17025 is the equivalent of ISO 9000 for calibration and testing laboratories. ISO 17025 applies "to any organization including in-house laboratories that wants to assure its customers of precision, accuracy and repeatability of results".

Testing and calibration labs that comply with the ISO 17025 standard also operate in accordance with ISO 9000. Certification to ISO 9000 alone does not demonstrate the competence of the lab to produce technically valid data and results, whereas certification to ISO 17025 does provide that evidence.

National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) is a signatory to International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) as well as Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) with Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA), based on mutual evaluation and acceptance of other MRA Partner laboratory accreditation systems.

As a result of these international arrangements, a TCR Engineering Services test report based on the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for test / calibration results is accepted between countries in which the NABL MRA partners represent, such as:

Signatories of the APLAC MRA which accepts a TCR Engineering Services, material testing report as a result of its NABL and ISO 17025 accreditation include NATA (Australia), SCC (Canada), CNAL (People's Republic of China), HKAS (Hong Kong, China), KAN (Indonesia), JAB (Japan), IAJAPAN (Japan), VLAC (Japan), KOLAS (Republic of Korea), DSM (Malaysia), IANZ (New Zealand), SAC (Singapore), TAF (Chinese Taipei), DMSc (Thailand), TLAS (Thailand), A2LA (United States of America), IAS (United States of America), NVLAP (United States of America) and BOA (Vietnam).

The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) Arrangement covers a global network of over 22,000 accredited testing and calibration laboratories. As a result of TCR Engineering Services, NABL and ISO 17025 certification, TCR is now part of this global network. Signatories of the ILAC Arrangement include A2LA, CNAL, PNAC (Pakistan) and others.

You can download copies of the laboratory accreditation certificates awarded to TCR Engineering Services, Mumbai, India from http://www.tcreng.com/aboutus/accredition.shtml

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Can you give a profile of a few members in the phycal testing department?

Mr. S S Shanbhag - B. E. (Met)
Experience
a) 1982 - till date: TCR Engineering Services P. Ltd. as Technical Manager
Type of Jobs undertaken: Heat Treatment, Metallurgical, Destructive, Non Destructive testing Metallography, In-situ Metallography, Microstructure Analysis, Mechanical & Chemical Test, Dimensional Checking

Mr. Pramod Deorukhkar - B Sc, DME
Experience
1)1982 - 1989: TCR Engineering Services P. Ltd.
2)1989 - 2001: Cimmco Birla Ltd - HED
3)2001 -Till Date: TCR Engineering Services P. Ltd.
Type of Jobs undertaken: General Inspection, Dimensional Inspection, Inspection of Fabricated, Machined Jobs as per drawings, Designs, Inspection of destructive , non destructive testing, Purchasing of various Raw Materials like plate, pipe, rod, fasteners etc

Mr. R K Patil - B. E (Metallurgical Engr)
Experience
1)1989 -Till Date: TCR Engineering Services P. Ltd
2) Kirloskar Cummins Ltd
2) Indian Seamless Metal Tubes Ltd
Type of Jobs undertaken: Heat Treatment of Auto Components, Metallurgical, Destructive, Non Destructive testing of Seamless Tubes, Round Billets, Bars, Auto Components, Metallography, In-situ Metallography, Microstructure Analysis, Mechanical Test, Metallurgical Product certifications. Dimensional Checking

Mr. S N Palekar - B Sc
Experience
1)1977 -1980: Radiography at Dalal Conslt. P Ltd
2)1980 -1982: Radiography & Mech. Testing at TCR Engineering Services P. Ltd.
3)1982 -1984: Mech. Testing at Reliable Testing Lab
4) 1984-1989: UTESTO Forgings & Alliance Forge
5) 1989-2005: HOD-Mech Testing at TCR Engineering Services P. Ltd
Type of Jobs undertaken: General Inspection, All types of Physical Testing such as Tensile, Bend, Re-Bend, Flattening, Flaring, Hardness etc. and Dimensional checking with various measuring instruments, Dimensional Checking

Mr. S R Palav - B. Sc (Chemistry)
Experience
1)1991 -Till Date: TCR Engineering Services P. Ltd.
Type of Jobs undertaken: General Inspection, Dimensional Measurements, Tensile, Bend, Re-Bend, Flattening, Flaring, Hardness, Macro, Micro Hardness, Portable Hardness

Mr. P S Korhale - B. Sc., Level II in Ultrasonic Testing
Experience
1)1988 -1994: New Material Analyst & NDT Services
2)1994 -Till Date: TCR Engineering Services P. Ltd.
Type of Jobs undertaken: General Inspection, Dimensional Measurements, Ultrasonic, DP and Macro Examination.

Mr. Santosh Kadam - B. Sc (Chemistry)
Experience
1)Nov.2003 -Till Date: TCR Engineering Services P. Ltd.
Type of Jobs undertaken: PMI Inspection Engineer with TCR worked at various sites of IOCL, Godrej, L&T, CPCL, and many others, Dimensional Checking

Mr. Bhavesh Gajjar - Bachelor of Engineering (2003)
Type of Jobs undertaken: 2003 - 05: Inspection Engineer with TCR worked at various sites of IOC, Panipat. Presently carrying out inspection of Forgings at Chandigarh

Mr. Avinash J Pawar - DME
Experience
1)1987 -1989: Khandelwal Mfg Corpn. Ltd.
2)1989 -Till Date: TCR Engineering Services P. Ltd.
Type of Jobs undertaken: General Inspection, All types of Physical Testing such as Tensile, Hot Tensile, Impact, Bend, Re-Bend, Flattening, Flaring, Hardness, Macro etc.. and Dimensional & Thickness checking with various measuring instruments

Mr. Chetan A. Hegde - B. E. (Mech)
Experience
1)Sept 2004 -Till Date: TCR Engineering Services P. Ltd.
Type of Jobs undertaken: Tensile, Bend, Re-Bend, Flattening, Flaring, Hardness, Macro, Micro Hardness, Impact, Dimensional Measurement, Report Preparation

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What is your company's PAN, BST and CST Numbers?

PAN = AAACT 1966D
BST No. = 400011/S-770 w.e.f.1-4-96
CST No. = 400011/S-610 w.e.f.1-4-96

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Can you give me the holiday schedule for your offices in India?

TCR will be closed for the following dates in 2006. Please note that some of the holiday dates may change depend upon the position of the moon and/or other external factors.
Bakri-Id (Id-UI-Zua): January 11, 2006
Republic Day: January 26, 2006
Moharum: February 9, 2006
Holi (Second Day): March 15, 2006
Gudi Padwa: March 30, 2006
Ram Navami: April 6, 2006
Mahavir Jayanti /Id-E-Milad: April 11, 2006
Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti / Good Friday: April 14, 2006
Maharashtra Day: May 1, 2006
Buddha Pournima: May 13, 2006
Independence Day: August 15, 2006
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti / Dasara: October 2, 2006
Diwali Amavasya (Laxmi Pujan): October 21, 2006
Diwali (Bhaubeej): October 24, 2006
Ramzan Id (Id-UI-Fitar) Shaval-1: October 25, 2006
Christmas: December 25, 2006

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What is your service tax account and registration number?

Service Tax A/c No. = AAACT1966DST001, Dtd. 05.08.2003
Service Tax Registration No.= TTA – TIC / M – I / 002

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Can you perform testing as per the AMS standard?

At this time we are evaluating the business model needed to support such testing in India. In order to help us determine the costing in this area, could you give me a minimum guarantee of the number of samples you will sending to our lab in the first year. If sufficient volume is determined our lab will purchase the applicable AMS standards.

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How does ISO/IEC 17025 compare with ISO 9001?

ISO/IEC 17025 includes the quality system requirements of ISO 9001 and additional requirements to demonstrate that the laboratory is technically competent and able to produce technically valid data and results.

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What the differences between ISO 17025 and ISO 9000?

TCR Engineering Services has focused on the quality assurance and quality control of our services and is proud to have successfully accredited by the National Accreditation Board of Laboratories (NABL) against the ISO / IEC 17025 standard “General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.

ISO/IEC 17025 includes the quality system requirements of ISO 9001 and additional requirements to demonstrate that the laboratory is technically competent and able to produce technically valid data and results.

It is important to distinguish between a laboratory-specific accreditation like ISO 17025, and a general systems certification like the ISO 9000 series. ISO 17025 is based on the systems requirements of ISO 9000, but goes much further into the operations of a laboratory that are critical to its performance of tests. There are some very important differences in critical areas. Examples of these differences are highlighted in areas such as staff competence, test traceability, equipment calibration, audits and presentation of reports. ISO 17025 has extremely specific requirements in these areas whereas in ISO 9000 they are either not addressed or are presented in vague or general terms.

Therefore ISO 17025 accreditation provides the customer with a high level of confidence in the laboratory’s impartiality, technical competence and the technical validity of its results, as opposed to ISO 9000 which is purely a systems certification.

TCR Engineering Services is a Bureau of Indian Standards and NABL accredited laboratory. NABL approval is from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. NABL provides laboratory accreditation services to laboratories that are performing tests / calibrations in accordance with ISO 17025.

NABL is a member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). ILAC is an international cooperation between various laboratory accreditation schemes operated throughout the world, and is the world’s principal international forum for the development of laboratory accreditation policies and procedures. Membership of such an agreement further enhances and facilitates the acceptance of NABL accreditation worldwide.

TCR’s Positive Material Identification tests are approved under No. D025 accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Laboratories.

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