The Regional Reference Standards Laboratory (RRSL), Bangalore, was set up by the Government of India, under the aegis of the Directorate of Legal Metrology Unit of the Department of Consumer Affairs, monitored by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, New Delhi. This laboratory is one among the five laboratories situated at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Faridabad and Guwahati, across the country, to cater to the calibration / verification / testing services of the Central / State Governments’ organizations in particular, and Public Sector Undertakings and Private Industries in general, in the field of Legal Metrology in their respective regions falling under their purview. This laboratory is strategically located in Bangalore, located at equi-distant from all the states in the Southern region comprising of the States of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu and Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Pondichery.
This laboratory has an ascertained scope of activities like: Measurement of Mass, Volume, Density, Pressure, Temperature, Force, Torque, Dimensional measurements and their gauges, etc. The applications are:
The verification of Legal Standards of the Secondary Standard Weights, Capacity Measures, Length Measure and Balances.
The verification of Legal Standards of the Working Standard Weights, Capacity Measures, Length Measure, Pipettes and Balances.
Calibration of Analytical weights, Dead weights, Volumetric glasswares, Temperature Gauges, Thermometers, Pressure Gauges, Tension Gauges, Linear Scales, Tapes, Vernier Calipers, Micrometers, Dial Gauges, Torque measuring devices, Test sieves, Mechanical and Electronic balances, Load cells and other weighing and measuring instruments of the Industries on voluntary basis.
To liaison with State Weights and Measures Departments in the region and conduct surveys to check the effective implementation of Standards of Weights and Measures Act and Rules.
Calibration Facilities to cater the demanding requirements of the industries for acquiring ISO / IS accreditation. This laboratory has set up magnanimous calibration facilities as below:
Analytical weights of all denominations,Weighing scales, Length measures (steel scales / tapes / end rods, etc.), Linear measures (micrometer, Vernier, dial gauge, depth gauge, height gauge,), Volumetric glasswares (pipette, burette, flask, measuring cylinder, manometer, syringe, etc.), Temperature gauges and thermometers, Pressure gauges, Test sieves, Hydrometers (brix / density type), Torque Standards (Primary & Secondary), Force Standards(Primary & Secondary), Load cells of capacities upto 5000 kg capacity (first of its kind in India), EMC testing including Giga-Hertz Transverse Electro-magnetic Wave Generator G-TEM), which is a unique and latest technological facility.