The Research & Development Centre for Iron & Steel (RDCIS) at Ranchi has done excellent job during 2012-13,according to its Acting Dirctor Shreedhar Vardarajan.
He claims that RDCIS has completed five MoU and 54 research and development projects during the year.
In addition,it has developed 24 new steel products for the Indian Railways,BARC,ONGC and power transmission sector.Also,it filed 35 patent and copyrights each and the engineers of the RDCIS helped the company earn Rs 2.20 crore.
In fact,RDCIS is the corporate R&D unit of SAIL. Set up in 1972, the Centre has ISO: 9001 certification to its credit. It undertakes R&D projects in diverse realms of Iron & Steel Technology under the categories of Plant Performance Improvement (PPI), Product Development (PD), Scientific Investigation and Development (SID), Basic Research (BR) and Technical Services (TS).
RDCIS has around 236 dedicated and competent scientists and engineers and its laboratory is equipped with around 300 sophisticated diagnostic research equipment and 5 pilot plant facilities.
This company provides customers with prompt, innovative and cost-effective R&D solutions; develop and commercialize improved processes and products; continually enhance the capability of its human resources to emerge as a centre of excellence.
RDCIS had bagged several awards including Golden Peacock Innovation Management award.Under the Corporate Social Responsibility,the company had helped nearly 4000 patients get treated during the year.