of the reasons for the success of CCMB is the strong instrumentation
group which takes care of the installation, maintenance & repairs
of instruments. For successfully carrying out the above tasks the group
involves in various activities which includes initial discussions with
the Scientists for procurement of instruments. Considerable planning
for equipment requirements, funds, space and power requirements etc are
discussed in detail with the scientists before procurement.
group involves in the Unpacking, installation & testing of
instruments. Discrepancies, short supplies, specifications,
features etc are thoroughly checked before the report is made. The
groups also carries out meticulous planning and preparation of
computerized layouts and drawings required for the various facilities
so that they can be commissioned expeditiously.
group is also involved in procurement and repairs of medical equipment
needed for research work in CCMB & LaCONES and the dispensary
instruments are maintained and repaired without much downtime with the
aid of service manuals and no instrument is given on maintenance
contracts. A fully fledged test and measuring (TMI) facility has been
set up to help in the repairs which has sophisticated TMI instruments
like Oscilloscopes, power meters, multimeters, data generators, logic
analysers, power line monitors etc.
with standards for accuracy and reproducibility plays an important part
in the maintenance and repairs. This is meticulously carried out by the
group and required Instruments and tools for calibrations are also
procured Validation of facilities like clean rooms, Biosafety labs etc
are carried out on a routine basis with the aid of special tools
procured for the purpose.
design, development, modification and fabrication of instrument parts
and special efforts to restore instruments to working condition quickly
have been part of the groupís activities and are carried out whenever
group also conducts detailed training programmes and authorizations on
the usage of instruments with safety instructions and based on the
needs also trains and authorizes other research staff throughout the
group contributes to the various symposiums, seminars, workshops, open
days training courses etc by providing help in the audio, video
arrangements, email & WEB services, CCTV arrangements etc.
of essential spare parts are maintained to minimize instrument
downtime. These spares are labelled and organized for easy retrieval.
These parts are also interchanged between instruments which help in
minimizing downtime and duplication of spares.
of the various activities of the group plays a major part in the
process. Work orders, test reports, service reports, log books of
instruments, correspondences etc are well categorized and organized.