About Bureau of Indian Standards, Southern Regional Testing Centre
Southern Regional Testing Centre, situated in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, is one of the four regional laboratories set up by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). It looks after the formulation of standards and certification of various products. BIS is the national institute for standardization, marking and quality certification for the various goods and products. It conduct tests for the chemical characterization of a wide range of products including salt, chlorine tablets, bleaching powder, construction materials and metals. It also performs tests on metallic tubes, gas stoves, pressure cookers and other utility products for their mechanical properties to determine the performance with high accuracy and precision.