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NCL partners with BEL to speed up the manufacturing of Digital IR Thermometer
NCL partners with BEL to speed up the manufacturing of Digital IR Thermometer

CSIR-NCL developed a handheld digital Infra-Red (IR) thermometer. It is the primary and important component that is used to measure to Coronavirus infection.

09 April 2020 Current Affairs:CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) Pune, Maharashtra has designed and developed Digital IR Thermometer to held in the help in the mitigation of the Coronavirus outbreak. NCL has partnered with Bharat Electronics Ltd, Pune (BEL) to speed up the manufacture of the newly designed thermometer.

Digital IR Thermometer:
♦ CSIR-NCL developed a handheld digital Infra-Red (IR) thermometer. It is the primary and important component that is used to measure Coronavirus infection. Digital IR Thermometer can be charged using a mobile phone or power bank as a power source. 
♦ NCL has made the design of IR thermometers available in open source to manufacturers across India for free. The guidelines give complete details about the manufacturing ready hardware and software design.
♦ The effort is to enable a large number of manufacturers to manufacture the thermometers and cater to their local demands.  
♦  About 100 prototype units will be made for pilot distribution and testing at TUV Rheinland India Pvt Ltd Bangalore.

NCL:
Established: 1950
Location: Pune, Maharashtra
National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) is a government based laboratory that functions under the aegis of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) India. NCL has a  wide research scope and specializes in organic chemistry, catalysis, chemical engineering, biochemical sciences, process development, polymer science among others.