JK Cements to adopt pet coke technology
J&K Cements Ltd is all set to adopt the most modern pet coke technology to make its production cost effective. The total technology upgradation system involving a cost of Rs 5.30 crore including Rs 3.67 crore as equipment cost would be put in place within 3 months. The technology shall help the enterprise to reduce heavy input costs on coal raw material. "The company should tap all the resources vis-àvis modernisations and modifications to exploit the full plant capacity," said S S Salathia, minister for industries and commerce adding that all the possibilities needs to be explored to put in place some kind of power back-up system at the cement factory to overcome periodic plant closures due to power shut downs and tripping. The minister asked the management of the company to adopt all the available modern technology to enhance market acceptability of its product as has been done by some private players in the field including Tramboo Cement Industries (TCI) and TCI Max. He asked the management to explore possibility for installing a mega diesel generator at the cement plant as a standby arrangement to run its factory without any interruption. He also directed for completing renovation of the old rotary kiln within a shortest minimum period but not more than a month to enhance cement production.