Goldenrock Workshop sets up oil skimmer plant

TIRUCHI, MARCH 24 . The Goldenrock Workshop here has set up an oil skimmer plant to skim the oil out of the effluent generated from the workshop. The plant has been set up at a cost of Rs. 15 lakhs just outside the workshop at the outlet of the drain.

The Chief Workshop Manager, G.R.K. Raju commissioned the plant at a brief function held here today.

The effluent generated in the workshop carried a lot of oil along with water washed away after cleaning diesel locomotives and its components. Hitherto, this was being let out without being removed which was objected to by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

In order to remove the oil floating in the effluent, an Oil Skimmer Model 6-V was bought at a cost of Rs. 5.68 lakhs from M/s. JVM Marketing Private Limited, Mumbai. The oil skimmer utilises a unique floating tube for oil pickup. The tube is made of flexible polymer specially formulated to attract oil only.

Simple, rugged and dependable, this unit offers several advantages over manual or other skimming techniques. The unit has the capacity to pick up light oil of around 150 to 400 litres per day. The collected oil would be either reused in furnaces for firing or sold to authorised dealers.

The Chief Workshop Manager later inaugurated a sewage treatment plant at the Goldenrock Railway Colony. It has been established at a cost of Rs.18.67 lakhs near the F-Type Railway Quarters by duly diverting the sewage line coming from the workshop into the plant. The plant would treat the sewage arising exclusively from the workshop.

Earlier, he flagged off the seventh rake of low flat container wagons manufactured by the workshop for the Container Corporation of India.

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