Johnson Matthey is a Chemical processing plant headquartered in UK, and located in various countries. It has completed over 202 years of delivering technology that provides a cleaner and healthier world. It gives positive solutions by providing cleaner air, enabling food supply, pharmaceuticals and energy storage. Their vision is to optimize the natural resources thus enhancing the day to day performance.
Following the Safety rules and regulations at JM
The emergency is declared through the siren.
OHC (Occupational Health Centre)
All MNC Companies have OHC department. Wellness programs are organized by Dr Varun. It is branch of medicine that takes care of the working employees by giving them:
The principle raw material they use are nickel. Also, they use platinum, palladium and cadmium, Sunflower oil NiSO4 for their processing.
Fire Network system
Storage area for petroleum
Maintenance engineer is Mr. Mahesh Kamble who showed us in and around the plant.
A boiler is a closed vessel in which fluid (generally water) is heated. The fluid does not necessarily boil. The heated or vaporized fluid exits the boiler for use in various processes or heating applications
There are three types of boilers.
Fuel type: Bagasse Briquette
Max Working pressure: 10.55 kg/cm2
Max Operating pressure: 9kg/cm2
2. Combi boiler: – A combination or ‘combi’ boiler is both a high efficiency water heater and a central heating boiler in a single compact unit. Combi boilers heat water directly from the mains when you turn on a tap, so you won’t need a hot water storage cylinder or a cold-water storage tank in the roof space. Its capacity is 3 ton.
3.Fuel boiler: – All boiler systems employ a fuel mechanism which basically comprises of the apparatus needed to supply fuel for heat generation. The design of the apparatus in use varies according to the kind of fuel employed in the system. It uses furnace oil at 180-1900C. Variety of fuels is available for application in boilers, each having different chemical properties. Major chemical characteristics of boiler fuels include:
If low water or extra low water ceases foreign safety is required which is done through steam/safety control.
Air compressor – dry gas – supplied to plant
Pressure is balanced
It has 8-9 metric ton capacity
You need Chief Controller of Explosives (CCOE) license to use the tank
There are body static charge panels, we have to put both our hands-on panel to remove static charge from the body.
Manufacturing Process Overview
Supply chain overview
It was explained by Mr. Vishwanath Kamble.
Presentation of Johnson Matthey by (Sr. Manager Mr. Satish)
Four parts to strategy
JM has over 14000 employees working in over 30 locations across the world. Out of which 14 are in Europe and the rest are in Asia, North America etc.
It has revenue of 14122 million € approx. worldwide.
The process flow is
Stages in Supply chain
The products are made on made to order basis and sometimes on stock. It is 90% customized effecting the lead time.
Major Sales in: – Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Manufacturing one product (Nickel) and all utilities, chemicals, gases, raw material are supplied from vendors.
Biggest utility plant is in Manesar, Delhi.
Sales & production team plan
Vessel issues, Transport, Vessel booking not done.
As this was our first industrial visit, we got a practical insight about a manufacturing plant. We learnt about the production and supply chain in a chemical plant right from each stage process to the distribution till the final product. Thus, we successfully completed our first trip to Johnson Matthey, Taloja.