Department of Civil Engineering, FET, MRIIRS organized a one day visit to RMC Readymix (India), Faridabad Plant exclusively for final year students recently.
The RMC Readymix (India) is a Division of Prism Cement Limited, which is an integrated Building Materials Company, offering a wide range of building materials from cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, tiles, and bath products to kitchens.
The visit started with an introduction to safety measures and their role in the RMC plant by Mr. Kulwant Gidda. Students were instructed to follow safety measures and wear safety helmets and jackets that were provided by them.
The students were then taken to the RMC plant by Mr. Surendra Negi, the Quality Control Officer where Mr. Sundar Singh, the Batch Operator explained the working of the batching plant. This was followed by a visit to the stock yard where the coarse aggregates and fine aggregates were kept, and a visit to the cement stockyard.
Mr. Rahul Dubey, the Quality Incharge explained the importance of quality in concrete production, the way to control it and test the quality and how quality can deteriorate the strength of the concrete. Mr. Dubey also showed how workability of concrete is checked during batching by slump test. Mr. Dubey also tested cubes for showing their strength and also sieve analysis was demonstrated. The students were also taken to the laboratory where demonstration was given for different tests.
The students were very excited during the visit as their classroom interaction was strengthened by field experience. At the end, Mr. Dubey summarized the procedure of ready mix concrete.