Yet another first in
our seven-decade history of cement in
India has been the introduction of Bulk
Cement, an alternative to bagged cement,
which is of particular advantage to large
consumers of cement. Internationally,
the trend is to move cement more and more
in loose form rather than bagged. In fact,
over 90 percent cement in the USA, and
other European countries is transported
and sold in bulk, unlike in India, where
only one percent is transported in bulk.
ACC - in a joint
venture with the government of India
- has set up the most sophisticated
bulk unloading terminal at Kalamboli,
Navi Mumbai, to bring its cement from
the ACC plant at Wadi in Karnataka.
The terminal at
Kalamboli has three 5000-tonne-capacity
silos to store cement which is transported
in specially designed railway wagons.
The company has its own fleet of 15-tonne
road-bulkers in which cement is then
brought to the end-user's construction
site. The terminal has three modes
of evacuation: bulk tanker trucks,
jumbo bags (one and 1.5 tonnes), and
50 kg bags. Mechanized loading and
unloading of cement reduces manual
intervention to the barest minimum.
At the site, the
cement is pumped into portable 15-tonne
steel silos (supplied by ACC). Not
only do these silos require less storage
space than conventional bag storage
godowns, but also the silos are designed
to facilitate free-flow discharge
of the cement. This further underscores
another of ACC Bulk’s characteristic
- ‘untouched by hand’.
And dust collecting silos safeguard
against dust pollution.
laboratory ensures that the testing
is carried out scientifically to comply
with all cement quality norms. The
site silos, which are a must at the
customers’ sites, are provided
on mutually agreed terms, and eliminate
a major cause of concern to the end-user.
Pilferage also is made impossible.
The bulk tanker
for bulk cement transport and the
silo at site to receive this cement
are a welcome innovation from the
conventional and time-consuming bag
distribution system. Inventory in
terms of locked-up capital is now
the concern of the supplier.
Bulk cement helps
eliminate the need for construction
and maintenance of large and unwieldy
godowns for cement at construction
sites. The measured quantity extracted
by the discharge system ensures correct
weight and eliminates human error.
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Advantages of using ACC Bulk
||No handling from the
factory to your site, therefore exact
||Tamper proof delivery,
therefore no adulteration possible
therefore no need to stock inventory
||Order only when you
are ready to use, so your money is
not locked up
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for bulk cement are RMX manufacturers,
institutions, government agencies,
contractors, builders, manufacturers
of pre-cast fabricated concrete blocks,
asbestos sheets and many more. Many
of them have their own batching plants
and are using bulk cement.
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Bulk Cement – customer services
The other features
of this project include 125 wholly
owned railway wagons which ensure
that the manual intervention for loading
and unloading of cement is minimal.
The cement, until it reaches the terminal
and the customer, is untouched by
hand. The terminal has three modes
of evacuation, namely in Bulk tanker
trucks, in Jumbo Bags (1 tonne and
1.5 tonne) and traditional bags of
50 and 25 kgs.
Cement is now delivered
by weight, duly weighed on electronic
weighbridges. The cement godown for
the storage of bags, has virtually
become part of history. Instead you
have tubular steel silos, which take
up much lower space and at the same
time are designed to ensure free flowing
discharge of the cement. The dust
collectors installed on the silos
ensure a pollution free environment.
The mechanization of the unloading
process, enables the total quantity
of cement (15 tonnes) to be unloaded
into the site silo in 25 minutes flat.
Cement is now delivered just on time.
A well-equipped laboratory
ensures that the testing is carried
out scientifically to comply with
all cement quality norms. The site
silos which are a must at the customers
sites, can be provided at mutually
agreed terms, eliminates a major cause
for concern for the end-user. Pilferage
is also made impossible.
ACC BULK has gone
one step further. A mini batching
plant has now been designed which
at a very reasonable cost, ensures
quality concrete while reaping the
benefits of bulk cement. Continuous
innovations like these make ACC BULK,
the cement of choice.
Once at your site
Bulkers would discharge near 100 percent
cement into the airtight, weather
proof site silo, with a capacity of
15 tonne. A discharge system, either
mechanical or electronic could be
additionally supplied and unloading
15 tonne of cement into a silo would
be effected in about 15 minutes. No
storage sheds and no labor are required
this is a dedicated team of service
personnel to ensure trouble-free operations
of site silos and auxiliary equipment.
They are just a phone call away -
both the marketing office in Mumbai,
and also at the plant at Kalamboli.
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