A Study of Risk Evaluation of Ready Mix Concrete Production and To Propose effective model for incorporating precautionary measures
Keywords:Risk Evaluation, RMC plants, Quality control, Failure mode and Effective analysis (FMEA), SQC, Risk Priority Number (RPN).
Ready mix concrete is continuously growing industry in India. Quality control charts is effective and can be
used to monitor quality of ready mixed concrete (RMC) during its production process. Statistical Quality Control charts
helps in monitoring the concrete quality at the RMC plant during its production process. The systematic identification
and evaluation of major failure mode and effectively dealing with the result is significant to success of ready mix
concrete production for different grades of concrete (M20, M25, M30, M40). In this work, an attempt is made to find out
the various failure modes in RMC production process with the help of Failure Mode and Effective Analysis (FMEA)
technique. This technique helps to identify failure factors in production process of concrete and give corrective actions
for improvement. The various factors in production process like mix design of various grade, material grading, process
and equipments used for testing will helps in indicating risk priority number to monitor quality control of concrete.