TRL Krosaki Refractories Ltd. (Formerly Tata Refractories Ltd.) is the No: 1 Refractories Company in India. After getting associated with Krosaki Harima Corporation Japan, it has emerged as Refractory powerhouse of India. Krosaki Harima Corporation an associate of Nippon Steel Japan is the 4th largest Refractories Company of the World, well known for its quality & cutting edge Technology.
TRL Krosaki is the first refractories company in the country to adopt Integrated Management System, Certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45OO1:2018.
We have reinvigorated the environment department with highly experienced technical human resource and state-of-the-art technology. Two cells have been created to take care of the overall environmental issues, (i) Environment Protection Cell, and (ii) Environmental Monitoring Cell. The Environment Protection Cell takes care of day-to-day management of environmental pollution (which includes air, water, hazardous waste, etc.), natural resource conservation and developmental activities whereas the Environmental Monitoring Cell takes care of the monitoring of various parameters as per the norms of Pollution Control Board.
We have installed various kinds of pollution control equipment and facilities in the plant to reduce air pollution, water pollution and for hazardous waste management. Some of the facilities are as below:
We have installed 26 numbers of dust filter units (Bag Filters and Pulsejet Filters) and 2 numbers of Electrostatic Precipitators (ESP), which help to prevent air pollution. The above equipment are maintained in fully operating condition, which helps us to prevent dust emission from the stacks. Skilled and technically competent professionals are deployed to take care of these equipment's. We consistently maintain the norms of pollution control board for all parameters of air pollution. Mechanism established for regular cleaning of the roads & shop floor to control fugitive dust emission. Water is sprayed regularly on roads, raw material unloading area & truck parking area to suppress fugitive dust.
The effluent generated from Gas producer plant is treated in the state-of-the-art Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) having capacity 50KL/day. There is a Tertiary treatment stage for polishing the secondary stage treated discharge. This stage is having many more treatment unit comprising are as under.
The effluent generated from gas producers operation is treated in the Effluent treatment Plant (ETP). The treated water meets the norms of Pollution Control Board and it is used in our process. The final stage RO treated water is being recycled in to the Gas producer plant & there is no treated water discharge to outside. All the parameters are monitored on daily basis to ascertain the abnormalities and to take preventive action. There are two impervious lagoons of 1600 KL storage capacity each to store the treated water.
To take care of wash water and storm water we have three outlets which are treated through settling tanks followed by filter beds in key locations in and around the plant, namely O-Type, L-Type and Jurabaga. This discharge water passes all SPCB norms. Major amount of the treated water of all the three WWTPs is being reused in gardening. Remaining water is used by the villagers for their Irrigation purpose.
We have sewage treatment plant inside the factory premises. The process followed for treatment of sludge involves chemical treatment, biological treatment & filtration. The outlet water passes all SPCB norms. Total treated water is being used for road spraying / gardening.
We have a Secured Engineering Landfill of 500MT storage capacity for safe disposal of Hazardous wastes as per the guidelines of MOEF. There are two bore wells of 80meters each to monitor the quality of ground water. M/S Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd, Hyderabad was engaged to construct the project at a cost of Rs. 22 lacs. The sludge generated from ETP is disposed on a regular basis at CHWTSDF maintained by M/S Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd, at Jajpur, Odisha.
We have a secondary product department, which takes care of other solid wastes following 3R policy (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle). Our specific waste generation is remarkably low. We follow the standard procedures of disposal practice stipulated by State Pollution Control Board.
We have a modern environmental laboratory (affiliated to Sambalpur University) with all facilities was set-up way back in 1994-95. High quality laboratory equipments are installed time to time to upgrade the laboratory facility. This environment laboratory monitor and measure all parameters of air and water pollution, drinking water and wastes. We also monitor the quality of drinking water facilities of surrounding villages twice in a year and the same is communicated to the villagers by our Community Development Department.
Our motto is to save the environment with the support of plantation. Greenery is our concern with our slogan "One Man One Tree". With the support of our own nursery, we had distributed saplings of different species i.e. forest, ornamental and fruit bearing plants to schools, farmers, neighboring industries, government departments and our employees. Our nursery has grown with sufficient capacity where we can able to supply more than one lakh saplings. We are able to create a green belt not only around our works but also in the colony. Our greenbelt covering is around 34 % of land acquired.
TRL Krosaki Refractories is also in the forefront of 'Climate Action' among refractories industry. We at TRL Krosaki have adopted the Climate Change policy of TSL Companies; Various Climate Change initiatives are taken in the company. Energy Conservation Cell (ENCON) is working on reduction of specific energy consumption in the plant, which is directly helping to reduce our carbon footprint. A structured program is taken for addressing the reduction of carbon footprint of the Organization, which is as follows:
Environmental training is a continuous process in TRL Krosaki. Training to all employees (including contract workers), local citizens, customers and suppliers are given in the JJ Irani Centre for Learning (JJICL). Special shop floor trainings are being organized for employees and contract workers.
Emergency readiness is part of our Safety & Environment process management and organization sustainability. We have implemented IMS system that takes care of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001. For common emergencies such as power outages and situation arising out of local strike, TRL Krosaki has provided for stand by generators to ensure power supplies to all emergency units including kilns, hospital and water supply; adequate F.O. storage and provision of emergency staff to run the essential units and services. TRL Krosaki has a detailed emergency preparedness plan to meet different types of emergencies and disasters. Mock drills at different locations with active participation from all members from different
Groups test the plan at regular interval. To support this various programs of safety, health and environment are conducted for the workforce. Sustainability and business continuity analysis is a feature of SPP. The process of management of SHE ensures emergency preparedness and response to help the continuation of operation in the event of emergency. Our On-Site Emergency Preparedness Plan (OEP) has been approved by Director of Factories & Boiler, Govt. of Odisha.
TRL Krosaki has a risk management system in place. Sr. GM (IA) is owner of this process and regular inputs are taken from all stake holders and improvements are done. All key risks of the company are being continuously monitored by the senior management team as well as by the Audit Committee and the Board. Several contingency plans are in place to address disasters and emergencies relating to risk factors pertaining to operations, strategy, safety and hazards.
Our relentless efforts in Environment Management has been recognized at various national & state level forums. Some key rewards & recognitions are mentioned below;