Industrial Visit to Ashtech Industries Pvt. Ltd. (Ready-Mix Concrete PLANT)
25th August 2017
Department of Civil Engineering, Dronacharya Group of institutions, Greater Noida organized an industrial visit to Ashtech Industries Pvt. Ltd. Surajpur, Greater Noida under the banner of “DGI-ASCE Student Chapter” (American Society of Civil Engineering) on 25th August 2017. Students of 2rd and 3nd Year, Civil Engineering along with Mr. Suhash Ranjan Bannerjee, Assistant Professor, DGI, Greater Noida, visited the site.
Students reached the plant at 11:00AM and were welcomed by Mr. Basant Kumar (CEO and Manager-Ashtech) upon arrival.
Mr. Basant Kumar briefed the students about the Ready-Mix Concrete Plant. He explained the process of ready-mix and specifically stressed on the safety norms being adherent in the plant. He also explained various tests being carried out in their laboratory.
Several Tests demonstrations were carried out for the Students, which included, Sieve Analysis, Compaction Factor Test, Universal Testing Machine Test, Slump Test, Crushing Strength Tests etc. The Setting Time and Curing Time for the concrete blocks were explained. Students were then taken to the main production yard where they witnessed aggregate mixing as per IS: 10262:2009. They got to know the procedure to select best materials for the ready-mix concrete as well as overall process of the supply chain of ready mix concrete from plant to working site.
Students got to know the operation and maintenance (proper functioning of the machines) of the batching plant. They also visited the transporting yard of ready-mix concrete where concrete was being loaded on the trucks from where. It is directly delivered to the construction site.
The visit was very informative and the students acquired valuable information of Batching Plant.