Safety is, no doubt, the top priority for ready mixed concrete companies!

There are stationary plants such as batching and recycling and mobile vehicles such as mixer trucks, wheel loader and cement tanker as well as dump truck in the facility. All of them are constantly in motion within the same area and the system works like a beehive.

Therefore, safety trainings and precautions are important issues for every readymix companies.

Although it is the employer’s responsibility to provide a safe working atmosphere, it is also a clear duty of all employees to keep the safety culture alive in all working areas. Here, at first glance, many things seem to be done for the company, but safety is actually an individual matter and fire burns where it falls!

Each manager of all levels in the readymix companies, should be considered as a safety leader and must have enough knowledge about safety. Also, everyone working at the facility should be part of the security team. First of all, whether you’re an operator, mixer and truck driver or a manager even the company owner, you should obey the safety rules when you’re in operative area.

In the event of an emergency, most employees want to do the right thing. But it is difficult if they do not know what they are supposed to do. That is why safety trainings is so important. Periodic refresher training courses are also important for ensuring that employees make good decisions when an emergency happens.  Also, records are important for monitoring and controlling what happens on the plant site.

Do not forget!

  • Working safely today is a reward for tomorrow.
  • Safety protects accidents and lessen the costs.
  • Learning safety by accident is the most expensive way!

This e-book was prepared for everybody who enter into the operative area in readymix facilities. And covers following chapters; safety in the facility, stationary plants, mobile vehicles, repair&maintenance, lone worker, traffic in the facility, housekeeping of the facility, weather conditions, safety culture.

Timuçin Özsöylev

WhatsApp : +90 532-4161387




Number two is over, run and take from the neighbor!

Could the stress level of the facility manager be related to the amount of material? Do you have the fear of running out of materials, how can you overcome it? What effect can overstocking of materials have on the profitability of a ready mixed concrete company?

How keeping excess stock on hand affect the cost per m3?
How much stock can be considered as a guaranty or make the facility manager feels good. Material for a few days, for a few weeks or for a few months. How do these stocks affect the efficiency of the concrete plant?

How long can we keep the cement in stock? Can the customer request fresh cement for fresh concrete. Whether this have any implications on quality? Is it true that the cement waited for a month loses its properties by 10%? Does the stock aggregate deteriorate? What is the normal waiting time of aggregate on stock, what happens if it waits much more?

How reliable is the recycled material? Whether the additional personnel is needed to operate the recycling facility? How do the mixer drivers and pump operators use the recycle plant?

How can we measure the stock situation to work without stress? With the cameras placed on the wheel loader and the poles in the field
or using drones for large facilities?

Should we visit from time to time the quarries where we get the aggregates? Can this be done both as a regular customer visit and to see the current situation? Because the quarry, which we are very satisfied with, may have reached a bad vein and the quality of the material may have decreased. Should the quarry responsibles tell us this?

The 5% deviation in the inventory in some industries is considered as a magic number. What does this mean for the ready mixed concrete industry, is it a big problem? On the other hand, is it possible to work lean in ready-mixed concrete? How can the loss of production and sales be insured due to lack of material?

Facility managers have had a difficult job in the past, but it seems that it will not be easy also in the future. The only difference here is in the manager profile and now the era of dinosaur managers is coming to end and the transformation has already begun in order to move to a modern and digital era that works on big data and understands the technologies…

This nine-chapter e-book covers following subjects; readymix concrete, raw materials, inventory management, cement supply, water management, recycled materials, optimization, lean management and sustainability.


Timuçin Özsöylev

WhatsApp : +90 532-4161387





Is ‘the pumpable concrete mix’ representing a seperate concrete class?

If you pump the concrete, the right recipe is always the most economical solution. This is important because approximately ten billion m3 of concrete are produced in a year all over the world. And most of them are conveyed with the concrete pumps. That means in many situations, concrete is placed through pipes.

Although the pumpability of the concrete is the primary condition, the losses during conveying and placing i.e. pumping must also be taken into consideration. Additives are widely used today, however it is not possible to make up for every defect in concrete with additives.

Nowadays in many situations, concrete is placed through pipes ie by pumps. Thus the engineers and all other people in-charge must be acquainted with the pumpable concrete.

Today, many plants are preparing concrete mixes with computer aid. Therefore, the right recipes for different concrete mixtures to be pumped can be prepared easily and without errors.

Does the proporties of the concrete not change while pumping?
Does an old, bad or incorrectly selected pump damage the concrete properties?
How can fast pumping damage the concrete?
Water or sand which is better to facilitate pumping?
How do you prepare a pumpable mix?
What grades of concrete can be pumped?
How does concrete move in the pipeline?
How do the pump hopper and valve structure and pipes affect concrete proporties at the end of hose?
Wouldn’t it be better and more realistic if the samples are taken from the hose end instead of mixer?

All answers of these questions are in this e-book which consists of following sections. What is concrete, concrete components, fresh and hardened concrete properties, gradation curve, concrete mixtures, design of pump concrete, willingness to pump, concrete in the pump, concrete in the pipeline, concrete pumping mechanics, pumping applications.

Timuçin Özsöylev


WhatsApp : +90 532-4161387

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