TRANSPORTAION OF LIQUID AMMONIA GAS BY BARGE FITTED WITH BULLETS
Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT) has been a pioneer in manufacturing and marketing of fertilisers, caprol actam, engineering consultancy and fabrication of equipment. Using in-house design, FACT conceived a plan to transport liquid ammonia gas by barge fitted with bullets. This plan gave the company an alternative mode of utilising the old bullets by mounting them on a suitable barge and transporting ammonia through inland waterways. The company came up with the idea when it found that government restrictions of moving hazardous chemicals through road tankers affected production. Now, one consignment of ammonia barge replaces nearly 13 truckloads, thereby saving transportation costs and time, while ensuring safety on the roads, increasing efficiency of business operations resulting into enhanced revenue. The shortfall in production of fertilisers due to shortage of ammonia is now minimised.