Wednesday, August 10, 2016

UL & JGI Group set up state-of-the-art Fire Testing Lab in Bangalore, investing Rs.15 cr.

JGI Group will operate the facility and provide manpower, while UL will be the technical partner contributing to the know-how, training, equipment, leadership and ‘Qualification/Recognition’. UL will further facilitate year-round training and certification programs, both web based and offline, along with workshops for industry, academia and government agencies.
More than 100 foam tests, sprinkler and spray nozzle tests and dry chemical powder tests have been conducted at the fire testing facility so far.The new  fire lab has 13 m high roof for testing fire related products like fire fighting foams, different classes of fire extinguishers and sprinklers as per UL and Indian standards.

Commenting on this milestone for the JGI Group, its founder chairman, Dr. Chenraj Roychand said, “This collaboration is an important accomplishment and we are honored to be the first organization in India to partner with UL to develop a world class fire testing facility which is expected to accelerate innovation in developing new fire suppression products and serve the industry.”
JGI Group operates 85 educational institutions with 51,600 students and 6,450 employees across 64 campuses across India.
“Our tie up with the JGI Group will enable us to bring our safety mission to India and also provide our testing expertise to the students and the community, ” said Suresh Sugavanam, Vice President and Managing Director, UL South Asia.UL has around 11,000 professionals globally on its payroll.