Our Mandate
To be a centre of excellence for scientific research and industrial technologies in the area of Explosion-
Proof equipment used in hazardous areas and to contribute in innovation, economic and societal growth.
About us:
The flameproof and equipment safety department is one of the oldest lab of CSIR-CIMFR and having
state of art facility in India for testing and design evaluation of explosion proof electrical and non-
electrical equipment for hazardous areas since CSIR-CIMFR’s inception in 1956. The FES laboratory
is involved in the testing and certification of Explosion proof equipment like Flameproof (Ex d),
Intrinsically safe (Ex i), Pressurized (Ex p), Increased safety (Ex e), Non sparking tools, Conveyer belt,
Exploders, Flame arrester, Brattice cloth etc. and also involved in inspection and maintenance of
electrical installations in hazardous areas as per IS/IEC requirements. The laboratory also organizes
‘Executive development program’ for ONGC executives for safe use of electrical equipment in
hazardous location.

Our Expertise:
➢ Testing and certification of various explosion proof electrical equipment used in hazardous
• Flameproof
• Intrinsically safe
• Increased safety
• Non-sparking
• Restricted breathing
• Pressurisation
• Encapsulation
• Oil filled
• Sand filled.
➢ Testing and certification of various non-electrical equipment for hazardous area such as
• Conveyer belt (PVC/steel chord)
• Non sparking tools
• heat tracing cable
• Short firing cable
• Brattice cloth
• Ventilation ducting
• Exploder
• Flame arrester.
Our Accomplishment:
➢ NABL Accredited laboratory
➢ Development of electrical/battery/diesel operated stacker/forklift for use in hazardous
➢ Five days executive training for engineers on ‘Explosion proof equipment’
➢ Student training for project dissertations at Diploma, B.Tech, M.Tech.

NameDesignationEmail & phonePhoto
Head of the Research Group
Dr. Debasish Basak

Chief Scientist & HORG E-mail : dbasak[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone : 0326-2296019 (O), 9471191662 (M)
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Flame Proof and Equipment Safety
Mr. Awanindra Pratap Singh

Principal Scientist & HOS E-mail : apsingh[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, apsingh_bhu[at]yahoo[dot]com
Phone : 9431124272 (M)
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Mr. Rakesh Kumar Mishra Sr. Technical Officer (2) E-mail : rkm[dot]cmri[at]gmail[dot]com, rkm[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone : 4441 (O) , 9430392407 (M)
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Mr. Manoj Kumar Vishwakarma

Sr. Technical Officer (2) E-mail : mkv[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in , manojkv[dot]cimfr[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 7903269862, 9431377543 (M)
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Mr. Bishwajit Modak

Technical Officer E-mail : bishwajitmodak[at]gmail[dot]com, bmodak[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone : 6299540962 (M)
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Mr. Amit Kumar

Technical Officer E-mail : amitkr[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone : 7827722403 (M)
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Mr. Md. Kashif Kamal Junior Stenographer E-mail : kashifkamal[at]cimfr[dot]nic[dot]in, mdovais1996[at]gmail[dot]com
Phone : 7004888252 (M)
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Major Facilities


Major projects:
The laboratory has done various sponsored projects for different industries (Govt. as well as
private) like BHEL, ONGC, IOCL, Dinesh Pvt. Ltd., ECIL, EICL etc
• Assessment of electrical safety parameters of increased safety (Ex ‘e’) cum Non-sparking (Ex
‘n’) motors and pressurized (Ex ‘p’) panel for use in hazardous area.
• Studies on healthiness monitoring of electrical equipment installed in hazardous areas of oil
fields and other petrochemical refineries etc
• Evaluation of system design for flameproof equipment including EOT cranes and air
conditioner of different capacity for use in defence hazardous installations.
• Service to industries like manufacturing of flameproof electrical equipment to new

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