Seasonal wishes to everyone, here wishing you and your family a wonderful joy-filled Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2021. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
To reflect on the Year gone by is say we have learned a lot through the challenges of a pandemic. The reality of the dependence of one supplier or the demand in logistics companies’ services adapting to change to have regular functioning in manufacturing helps us realize the major challenges of PRD. We always strive to make it Good to drill!
In the New Year of 2021, we look to end on par with our projections. In always busy final(Q4) quarter. We are gearing up for the future demands within strategic implementation and infrastructure developments which help us meet the demands of 10 rigs per month regardless of the model.
In domestic with the given infrastructure, we can do more.
We still have large mountains to climb in terms of being perfect for innovation, quality, and safety. Keeping in mind cost advisory value engineering. This will be Key for PRD. As we are facing all the challenges of prices increase from the market. At the top, we are working on providing value engineering.
“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to be a man of value”- Albert Einstein
INTERNATIONAL NEWS - A NEW WAVE IN IRAN’S MINING
In the past few years with the new resilient economy strategies coming into play, the mining sector has become a major point of focus for the Iranian government and various organizations and bodies active in this sector have been tasked to implement new programs for boosting this sector.
As a major state-owned holding company active in the mining sector in the country, the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) has been playing a significant part in the mentioned planning. The organization has been implementing several new programs in all the main fields of the mining industry including exploration, machinery development, extraction and also reviving the country’s idle mines.
According to the IMIDRO Head Mr.Khodadad Gharibpour, IMIDRO has put the development of mines and mining industries on the agenda with three main strategies: increasing exploration operations, developing infrastructure, and reviving the country’s idle small-scale mines.
Following these major axes, the organization so far has managed to expand the country’s mining exploration operations up to 650,000 square kilometers, while increasing the budget for the development of the mining infrastructure in 31 provinces. As for achieving new technologies, the organization has put applying modern technology as a top agenda of its activity, and cooperation with the country’s renowned universities has become one of the organization’s main approaches to this end.
The plan to revive, activate, and develop small-scale mines, which is at the forefront of IMIDRO’s missions, is also being pursued in several provinces. In this regard, various small-scale mines including chromite, manganese, hematite and dolomite, iron ore, copper, and construction stone mines have been surveyed by monitoring and diagnosing the problems of the mines and providing solutions for resolving the issues.
Following the implementation of the program for reviving idle small mines across Iran, the Industry, Mining, and Trade Ministry has revived 42 such mines in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-August 21).
Reviving the small mines not only is a major step toward materializing “Surge in Production”, which is the motto of the current Iranian calendar year it also plays a significant role in job creation throughout the country, according to Gharibpour. As reported, reviving the small mines has created 300 job opportunities in the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20 – June 20).
Based on the data released by Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company (IMPASCO), during the mentioned period, 510 mines across the country have been identified and prioritized under the framework of the small-scale mining reviving activation and development program.
DOMESTIC NEWS - SALES & SERVICE CENTRE AT KHAMMAM
In November 2020, we have Inaugurated our Parts & Enhanced service facilities at Warangal crossroad, Khammam, Telangana. Major Hub for Granite sector where our 60 Nos of PRD HC 500 series machines are operating.
1. The feel factor & Customer Satisfaction will be taken to next level as parts & service manpower is available at their next door.
2. It also has a Mini service center capable of servicing key assemblies Viz Rotary Head in a clean Environment as per our standards.
3. It also help us to serve customers in case of Emergency breakdowns, saving Transportation cost, and improving the timely service.
4. It will cater to three main areas like Khammam, Warangal, and Karimnagar.
Our heartfelt thanks to our Management for continuous support and encouragement.
Appreciation to Mr. Rajarajan and Team Telangana for wonderful arrangements.
WHAT’S NEW IN THE FACTORY - OPEN PAINT BOOTH & COMPRESSOR WORKSHOP
Infrastructure is the foundation of economic development.
An open paint booth is basically a flexible multipurpose design in order to meet any kind of production requirement. This will be one of the most versatile paint booths in any industry. Clean air is drawn from a large open front which flows across the parts and the exhaust is made through sides & rear naturally and forced on top to make sure the booth is airborne free. The open paint booth has an area of 2250 sq. ft which can be used to paint multiple parts in like color. The new upgraded open paint booth can be used extensively by painting supervisor Mr. Satish to reduce the time required to paint the products.
A Compressor workshop is made to reduce the overheads involved in servicing the old compressors. During the process of refurbishing, it involves a lot of changes to the old product to make it work as a brand-new product. As the refurbishing facility was initially at Sreenivasa Diesels, Tiruchengode there was a lot of time and cost consumption for to and fro travel of technicians and materials. Hence the management decided to build a facility on our premises to save time and make proactive decisions during the process of refurbishing the compressors.
We sincerely thank our management for providing these infrastructure facilities will save a lot of time in making our unique robust machines.
SERVICE SUPPORT SATISFACTION - RECENT SATISFACTION REPORT PRD RIGS GHANA
Our branch in Ghana has been focused on the expansion of its business to the industry compressor segment owning a dealership for ELGI equipment for the past couple of years doing great with a now established Team. Given below is a recent satisfaction report shared by Mr. Manikadan – Operation Manager, PRD RIGS GHANA.
Nero Water Customer is using CompTech electrical compressor from Gujarat. Both high pressure and low-pressure compressors failed him miserably. The customer got our contact from one of his friends and requested us to attend to it even though it is not our brand. He firmly believed that if we can’t do it, then nobody else can do it in Ghana. We took it as a challenge and fixed it working late into the night around 10 pm. It was a minor issue though.
The customer was really impressed with our response and declared that we have the Right of First Referal for all of his future Compressor related enquires. He is interested in our ELGi products now and requested a quotation for a 15kw low-pressure Compressor and 20HP High-pressure PET Compressor.
Thank you to our customer. since it was a minor problem, we did it free of cost and requested him to remember us whenever there is an enquiry for Compressor.
TECHNICAL CORNER - RC-DRILL SAMPLING SYSTEM OPERATION
The sampling system is filled with a stationary cone, an adjustable split cone splitter. It is suited to sampling dry material only. It can sample dampened material (for dust suppression) but is not suited to sampling wet (slurry type) material.
When drilling an interval, the trap doors in the top (collection) box is open and the trap doors in the lower (dump) boxes are closed. The drilled material is allowed to accumulate on top of the closed dump box trap doors.
Once the interval has been drilled and the driller is ready to take the sample, the collection box trap doors are closed and the dump box doors are opened. This allows the cuttings to flow down over the cone splitter cone and be split. During the sampling process, it is recommended that the vibrator is turned on to aid flow through the transition funnel. Once the sample bags are filled & changed, the dump box doors are closed, the vibrator is turned off and the collection box doors are opened again.
The use of two sets of doors allows drilling to continue throughout the sampling process.
SAMPLING SYSTEM OPERATION
The cone splitter is supplied with a full set of sampling blades (Blade size – 4%, 6%, 8% & 10%). To change the blades, unbolt the existing blades and bolt in the desired size set. Once the drill rig is positioned to drill, the sampling system must be set true & level. There is a bullseye spirit level located on the cone splitter flange to aid this.
Please note that in order to collect representative samples and to minimize any bias between samples, the sampling system must be leveled.
TECH FUTURE - THE AGE OF 5G IN INDIA – A PREDICTION
5G tech is picking up pace and expectations are high, but the rollout is still years away in India.
When 5G mobile networks come to India, they will use a new radio technology and a different network architecture to deliver higher bandwidth and lower latency than 4G (LTE) and 3G networks that we have today. 5G promises peak data speeds of up to 10 Gbps – up to 100 times faster than the 100 Mbps of 4G. Latency (a measure of the time it takes data to travel from the phone to the distant server) could be less than a millisecond in 5G networks, or 60-120 times better than 4G.
To achieve this high bandwidth and low latency will require computing resources close to the mobile device, so 5G could also be a contributing factor to the growth of the edge computing market. 5G phones are already available in India but building the 5G networks they will work with is going to take time.
At the recent India Mobile Congress (IMC), Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani announced his telecom venture Jio’s plans to launch 5G technology next year. “Jio will pioneer the 5G revolution in India in the second half of 2021. It will be powered by an indigenous-developed network, hardware, and technology components. Jio’s 5G service will be a testimony to your inspiring vision of AtmaNirbhar Bharat. I can say with utmost confidence that 5G will enable India to not only participate in the fourth industrial revolution but also lead it,” Ambani had said. Fair enough!
India can still potentially lead the fourth industrial revolution, but it’s already lagging the world in 5G. How?
Historically, India has been laggard in introducing new telecom technologies. At the time of 2G, for instance, India launched it almost a decade after the developed countries. In the case of 3G, this gap went down to about eight years, and subsequently to five years for 4G. Last year in April, South Korea became the first country to deploy 5G networks on a large scale. If Jio launches 5G next year, India will still be late by about two years. Though some experts argue that India could benefit from being late in the game since the 5G use cases are still under development, and India could learn from the experience of other countries.