Bengaluru: UL, a premier global safety science company, in association with JGI Group, has established a fire testing laboratory and it is expected to be inaugurated on Thursday. The UL Jain Fire Laboratory is situated at JGI Global Campus will offer support to customers in India for testing various fire suppression products. It is also expected to offer fire safety educational programs and support research and development activities.
Under the agreement, 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 and recognition. The UL will further facilitate year-round training and certification programs, both web based and offline, along with workshops for industry, academia and government agencies.
Speaking on the occasion, Suresh Sugavanam, vice-president and managing director, UL South Asia said, “What started off as a testing, certification and training collaboration with JGI Group has scaled new proportions, providing ample scope for us to expand our century-long expertise in fire safety to education, research and innovation. Joining hands with a reputed organisation like the JGI Group which believes in building a healthy society by connecting people, ideas and resources, enables us to bring our safety mission to India and makes available our world class testing expertise to the students and community at large, in keeping with our commitment for a safer India. The set up at the JGI Campus has easy accessibility, excellent infrastructure and efficient resources.’’
It is said that 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. Commenting on the milestone for the JGI Group, its founder chairman Dr Chenraj Roychand said: “This collaboration is an important accomplishment and we are honoured to be the first orgnaisation in India to partner with UL to develop a world class fire testing facility which is expected to accelerate innovation in developing new fire suspension products and serve the industry. We are introducing a one-year PG programme for the students in fire testing apart from other initiatives in fire safety.’’