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Productivity Improvement of Cylinder Filling Plant by Semi-Telescopic Conveyor for Loading Filled Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Cylinders for Transportation and Distribution

EasyChair Preprint no. 3568

7 pagesDate: June 8, 2020

Abstract

Moving liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) filled cylinders through the conveyor which is at the floor level and reaching the loading area of the filling plant deck is one of the links of reverse logistics operation in LPG industry irrespective of the territory. The trucks to be parked with the opening of rear side to the deck enabling loading of LPG filled cylinders. The cylinders reaching the loading area of the plant deck are taken by the manual loaders and placed on the truck deck one on top of the other. Then so made pairs moved to the front end of the truck and stacked in three levels compatible with operational configuration practiced in LITRO gas lanka cylinder filling plants. It has been the normal practice for labourers to complete the loading of a 40ft full truck within one hour in the past periods of time.  With incorporation of new system into the reverse logistic operation, LITRO was able to reduce 40% on labour and 40% on time enabling the loading of more number of trucks and thus more assurance in serving the community’s clean fuel with a wider availability. This has been assessed by own HSE department and has come to the conclusion that this contributes to the productivity improvement of the business while reducing risk of taking lifetime treatments to their back bone related diseases caused by heavy duty handling by about 40% which is a remarkable achievement in the LITRO history for promoting facilitation of worker friendly workplace.

Keyphrases: LPG Filling, Productivity Improvement, Reverse Logistics, Telescopic Conveyor

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
@Booklet{EasyChair:3568,
  author = {Indrasiri Wijeratne and Upul Kumara and Sudarshan Karunarathna},
  title = {Productivity Improvement of Cylinder Filling Plant by Semi-Telescopic Conveyor for Loading Filled Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Cylinders for Transportation and Distribution},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3568},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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