Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilisers Limited (RCF) is a leading manufacturer of fertilisers and industrial chemicals in India. Fertiliser and chemical production business always consumes large amounts of energy as it involves processes requiring high temperatures and pressures. Given the ever-rising cost of energy and energy intensive nature of the business RCF is in, it is evident that any energy efficiency measures incorporated will directly impact the bottom lines of RCF. Similarly, anticipating and avoiding operational problems especially costly unplanned shutdowns, which is a measure of reliability, maximizes the benefits of an energy intensive operating unit and is a vital factor to beat the competitiveness that the industry faces. This paper focuses
on various measures undertaken to improve energy efficiency and reliability at RCF Trombay plants.