Waste from Southern Railway’s Carriage & Wagon Workshop to be co-processed at Cement Factory

Carriage and Wagon Workshop at Perambur has signed a pact to recycle around 3,000 tonnes of non-hazardous “incinerable” scrap generated every year from its Workshop. An agreement for a period of 10 years was signed with a cement manufacturing company which will use the waste for co-processing.

CHENNAI: Carriage & Wagon Works, Southern Railway, has found a way for safe disposal of its zero value scrap. The workshop has signed an agreement with Ultra Tech Cement Ltd, Ariyalur, for disposal of the zero value waste for co-processing at the cement factory for a period of 10 years.

Some of the zero value waste proposed to be disposed to Ariyalur cement factory are rexin, cushion, coir and thermocol.

The workshop in Chennai generates 3000 MT of zero value waste per annum. This disposal management gives a major relief to the workshop against fire threat, pollution and unnecessary space occupation.

The accumulated waste would be transported to the cement factory in goods carriers where it would be used in the cement kilns after shredding.

The waste would be burnt at 1,400 degrees Celsius in the cement kilns leaving behind no residue. The co-processing of waste would eventually bring down the fossil fuel requirements of the cement factory by acting as an alternative fuel thereby reducing the cost besides meeting the statutory requirements of using alternative fuel.

The first lot of zero value waste consisting of waste rexin, cushion, coir and LP sheet was dispatched to Ariyalur on Wednesday.