On 6th, August 2019. We, the students belonging to 3rd year and the final year of B.tech civil engineering department of SRMIST,Ramapuram were taken on an industrial visit to ultratech cement, Arakonam. The plant was spread over an area of 111 acres and does grinding & batching. They manufacture OPC and PPC. They have various quantity silos and produce an amount of 4000 metric ton/day.
We were initially made to gain knowledge and overview of the processes in the plant. Then, taken to the plant to observe the grinding process where the clinkers from the hopper,gypsum and flyash were grinded with the iron balls as the grinding medium.They also use GGSB upto a percentage
We were then taken to the testing center for observing how and how frequently the tests were done. They conduct 2 broad tests: chemical and X-RAY tests which establishes almost all the properties of the materials (both raw and final product) and is done for every 2 bags/hour in a day. These tests are considered very essential. Then, we were taken to the railways area where the raw materials were collected from and sent to the plant.
After the plant visit, we sat down for the review of the visit and a discussion. This helped us clear all our doubts and gain knowledge about the current trends in the market and learn how they keep up their quality. Overall, we had a very good experience