Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organization

TANZANIA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND

DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION

MATERIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGIES


Charged with the responsibility of developing and specifying materials use based on cost and performance, understand the limits of material and change in properties and create new materials with superior properties. Materials dealt include metals, ceramics, polymers, biomaterials and composites.

Research and Development

1. Metallurgical research

  • Introduction of secondary metallurgy practices in steel rolling mills/foundries.
  • Development of sponge iron for rolling mills and foundries

2. Coke for iron and steel

  • Characterization of coking coal
  • Coal Blending
  • Coal for coke technologies

Consultancies and services

The division is equipped with portable equipment and instruments for carrying out Non Destructive Testing activites. The existing capacities enable the division to undertake the following services

1. Quality assurance of various products like casting, forgings and fabricated structures.

2. In €“services and components inspection of engineering structure like engine blocks, gas pipeline, oil pipeline, storage tanks, buildings, bridges and roads by examining faults using different methods like:-

  • Radiographic Testing
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Eddy current
  • Magnetic Particles Inspection
  • Dye Penetrant
  • Visual Inspection

Training and Professional Certification

Material science and Technology division is capable of conducting training to collaborate with TASA for providing professional certificates. The area of training or training courses are:-

  • Radiographic Testing
  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Eddy current
  • Magnetic Particles Inspection
  • Dye Penetrant
  • Visual Inspection

Other Training Courses are:-

  • Advance professional welder
  • Welders qualification
  • Work at height
  • Work at height rescue
  • Confined space
  • Confined space rescue
  • Rope access
  • Fire safety
  • Drone pilot
  • Drone inspection, mapping, surveillance and rescure

 

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