Determination of Volumes of Cement Raw Materials at East African Portland Cement Company 2nd Quarter, 2015
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Lead Researcher: 
Dr.-Ing. Musyoka Sammy Mulei

The East African Portland Cement Company in its endeavour to check and validate its raw materials in each year,  commissions a quarterly stock taking exercise at its Athi River factory.

The 3rd Quater Stock taking Project was undertaken  at the East African Portland Cement Company’s Athi River factory from 28th June 2013 to 30th June 2013 by the Geospatial and Space Technology Department. The Project was procured through the University of Nairobi Enterprise Service (UNES).

The Project was commissioned by the Stores Department at the EAPCC and it's objective   was to determine the mass in tonnes, of all the cement raw materials eg. Limestone, Pozzolana, Gypsum, Bauxite, etc. at the plant’s storage yard  as at 28th September, 2015 for Finacial Reporting.

To be able to obtain the mass of the raw materials, volume measurements were carried out using two Survey techniques:

  • Global Positioning System (GPS) operating on Real Time Kinematic mode
  • Total Station operating both with a reflector, and in some instance on the reflector less mode.

MicroSurvey CAD and Arc GIS softwares were used in volume computations.