The Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) with headquarters at Chandigarh, is a National Laboratory in the pursuit of development of scientific instrumentation in the country.


he Service & Maintenance Centre at Chennai was established in 1965 to meet the repair and servicing requirements of the users of scientific instruments in the southern region. The present mandate of the center is to develop as a center of excellence for energy management instrumentation. The major activities of the center are described.


  • Research & Development

    Technology Development Achievements

    Industrial Energy Management Systems
    Energy Monitoring and Targeting System
    Sub-station Health Monitoring System

    Sponsored Projects

    Development of "On-line Energy Monitoring and Control System".
    Sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.
    Development of Power Quality Analyser 
    Development of Portable Energy Audit Tool for power and energy measurement
    Development of "On-line analyser for Energy Monitoring and Conservation in industries". 
    Sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.
    "Energy Monitoring and Targeting System for Process Industries"
    Sponsored by Energy Management Centre, Ministry of Power, Government of India

    Consultancy Project:

    Executed a consultancy project on "Energy Management Systems" awarded under Indo-German Energy Efficiency and Environment Program (IGEEP) by GTZ.

    Execution of turn-key projects:

    Energy Management System at M/s Sun Paper Mill Limited, Cheranmahadevi, Tirunelveli Dt.
    Energy Monitoring System for Cement unit, KCP Limited, Macherla, A.P.
    Energy Management System at M/s Manali Petrochemicals Ltd., Chennai

    Technology Transfers :

    "Energy Management System" to M/s Siva Techno Centre, Chennai
    "On-line analyser for energy monitoring and conservation" to M/s Agate Energy Network Pvt. Ltd., Chennai.
    "Single phase and three phase energy meters" to M/s Electron India, Chennai

    Major infrastructure :

    LonWorks System development tools like LonBuilder, NodeBuilder, LonMaker, PathFinder, Communication Analyser
    Digital Signal Processor Development tools
    Microcomputer Development tools
    CadStar PCB artwork preparation software
    LabView software
    Energy Meter Calibration equipment

  • Energy Audits:

    CSIO has been approved as Energy Audit Agency for Industries and Commercial Establishments by 
    Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India
    Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB)
    Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA)

    Achievements :

    More than 40 Detailed Energy audits completed till date in different industrial sectors 
    Annual recurring savings of Rs. 10 Crores proposed to the audited companies. 

    Range of services :

    Comprehensive energy audits in all types of industries and commercial establishments.
    Power Quality audits
    Pump and Motor Efficiency studies
    Evaluation of renewable energy based gadgets
    Test and certification of energy efficient equipment and devices
    Training programs for energy conservation

    Industrial Sectors covered:

    Automobile, Ceramics, Chemical, Cold Storage, Engineering, Film Processing, Food Processing, Hospitals, Paper & Pulp, Research Laboratories, Software Development houses, Textiles, Water Pumping Stations, etc. 

    Studies undertakan:

    Evaluation of Solar Water Heater Systems and Photo-voltaic street lights.
    Assigned by Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA)
    Heat Recovery studies in Coke Oven Plants

    Testing Energy Conservation Devices and third party certification

    Microprocessor based energy saver for the lighting circuits
    Energy efficient burner for kerosene stove
    Energy saver for LPG stove
    Electronic ballast for fluorescent lamps

    Major infrastructure:

    Power Analysers, Power Disturbance Analysers, Power Quality Analysers, Environmental monitor, Temperature monitors, Combustion analysers, Pressure monitor, Digital manometer, Ultrasonic flowmeter etc.

    Some of our clients:

    Tamil Nadu Newsprint & Paper Ltd., TELCO Ltd., Henkel SPIC India Ltd., Seshasayee Paper & Boards Ltd., Reserve Bank of India, Sun Paper Mills Ltd., Burn Standard Co. Ltd., BHEL, TWAD Board, Prasad Film Laboratories, Ramco Systems Ltd., Madras Medical Mission, Malar Hospitals Ltd., CLRI etc.

  • Training Programs and workshops:

    Workshop on "Emerging Trends in Energy Management Instrumentation - Directions for future" 
    Sponsored by Technology Information, Forcasting and Assessment Committee (TIFAC), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
    Training program on "Instrumentation and Control Systems for controlling energy costs" 
    Sponsored by Energy Management Centre, Ministry of Power, Government of India under India - European Union Energy Management Cooperation Program
    Workshop on "Instrumentation and Control Systems for Energy Conservation" 
    Sponsored by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi
    Workshop on "Energy Monitoring and Targeting Systems" 
    Sponsored by Energy Management Centre, Ministry of Power, Government of India  


  • Major achievement

    Extending calibration services to more than 300 clients consisting of industries, laboratories, sensitive institutions, hospitals etc. 

  • Range of Services

    Calibration of:

    Electrical parameter measuring instruments
    Temperature measuring instruments
    Pressure measuring instruments
    Instruments measuring time and frequency
    Weighing scales and balances
    Instruments measuring length
    Tensile testing machines
    Analytical instruments

  • Major Clients :

    Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Visakapatnam
    ONGC, Chennai
    Madras Automatic Power Station (MAPS),
    MRF, Chennai
    Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Chennai
    Birla Ericson and Optical Cables Ltd., Rewa
    Thermal Power Stations
    Railways etc.

  • Major Calibration Standards

    Multiproduct calibrator, 5500A, Fluke, USA
    CSLSTAT 400, EMH, Germany
    6 ½ digit Digital Multimeter, HP 34401A, Hewlett Packard, USA
    Function Generator, 395, Wavetek, USA
    Timer Counter, 901, Wavetek, USA
    Decade Resistance Standard,9347/10M Guildline, Canada
    Standard Resistors, YOKOGAWA, Japan
    Document Process Calibrator, 701, Fluke, USA
    Dry Block Calibrator, Druck, UK
    Low Temperature bath, FTU20HEC, Techne, UK
    RTD Secondary Standard, ISOTECH, UK
    Portable Pressure Calibrator, DPI-610, Druck, UK
    Multifunction Pressure Calibrator, DPI-145, Druck, UK
    Digital Pressure Calibrator, DPI-601, Druck, UK
    Combination Bar set
    Digital Vernier Caliper, Mitutoyo, Japan
    Caliper Checker, Mikronix
    Digimatic Micrometer, 293-721-10, Mitutoyo, Japan
    Slip gauges, Micronix
    Electronic Balance, BL-1200H, Shimadzu, Japan
    Digital Balance, MC 210 S, Sartorius
    Brass weights
    EII class S.S.Laboratory weights
    Proving rings, TCPR 519708, AIMIL
    Holmium Oxide Filter Standard, NIST, USA
    Standard Chloride Solution
    Standard pH buffer solutions


  • Major achievements :

    Training programs in "Repair and Maintenance of Medical Instruments" sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.
    Entrepreneur Development Programs in repair and maintenance of biomedical instruments and analytical instruments.
    Adoption of Forensic Science Laboratories throughout Tamil Nadu for the maintenance of their instruments. 

  • Range of Services :

    Repair and maintenance of 
    Analytical instruments
    Electronic Test & Measuring instruments 
    Process Control instruments
    Annual Maintenance contracts
    Job works for technology upgradation
    Training Programs

  • Main infrastructure

    Q max PCB testing equipment
    Portable Oscilloscope
    Storage Oscilloscope
    6 ½ digit multimeters
    IC tester
    In-circuit emulators
    Digital LCR Bridge

  • Major clients

    Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD)
    Forensic Science Laboratories
    Regional Labour Institute, Chennai
    Highways Research Station, Chennai
    Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai
    University of Madras
    Technical Teachers Training Institute, Chennai
    PWD - Ground Water Division
    Southern Railway
    Department of Sericulture, Tamil Nadu
    Indian Oil Corporation
    Voluntary Health Services, Chennai
    Dharmambal Polytechnic for Women (WPT), Chennai.

  • Human Resource Development

    Training Programs in the Maintenance & Repair of Biomedical Instruments at Chennai, Trichy, Madurai and Coimbatore for hospital doctors and technicians
    Sponsored by Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi
    Entrepreneur Development Programs in Service and Maintenance of Biomedical instruments at Chennai, Trichy, Mysore and Bangalore.
    Sponsored by DST, New Delhi
    Workshop on Repair and Maintenance of Analytical Instruments for the Pharmaceutical industries at Chennai.
    Sponsored by HRD, CSIR, New Delhi
    Technology based Entrepreneur Development Program in Repair and Maintenance of Analytical Instruments at Chennai
    Sponsored by DST, New Delhi.

Contact us
The Director
Central Scientific Instruments Organisation
Sector 30-C
Chandigarh - 160030

Phone : 651 722, 651 728
Fax : 0172 - 657267, 0172 - 657082            
E-Mail: root[at]cscsio[dot]ren[dot]nic[dot]in Website : www.csio.res.in
Chennai 600113,

Phone: 91 44 2254 1061 
Fax: 91 44 2254 1026 
Email: siccsio[at]csircmc[dot]res[dot]in