The department undertakes physical and chemical tests and analyses on various products including general chemical based materials, water, textiles, paper, petroleum, precious metals and rubber products.
There are six (6) laboratories under the department which perform various functions:
General Chemistry laboratory which undertakes chemical tests on wide range of products including household chemicals, paints, fertilizers etc.
Petroleum laboratory which undertakes chemical analyses on petroleum and related products.
Water laboratory which undertakes chemical analyses on water to ascertain quality and level of compliance with applicable standards.
Textiles and Leather laboratory which undertakes physical and chemical tests on textiles, leather and related products.
Polymer and Plastics laboratory which undertakes physical test on plastics, polymer and paper products.
Precious metals laboratory which undertakes assay of Gold and Hallmarking. Efforts are being made to cover other minerals.