- December 2001
in "Everything About Water"
Everest Transmission has pioneered the Vacuum booster technology, which can custom manufacture the blowers in any size and any capacity.
A little change in technology is a giant variation in customization. Everest Transmission, the leading manufacturer of mechanical Vacuum boosters, has, perhaps, streamlined its corporate motto in that direction. For the last 20 years, the company has been escalating its technical and engineering expertise to serve various segments of industry. Be it water treatment plant, effluent treatment plant, cement plant, chemical plant or electroplating plant, Everest blowers and boosters find their presence.
BLOWING TO SUCCESS
The success story of Everest germinates from its commitment to quality. Circa 1980, Everest started manufacturing 'twin lobe rotary air blowers' when India was importing them from the U.S.A. During that period the industrial giant Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. (BHEL) started a program of vendor development, which was intended for minimizing stage inspection by BHEL at various vendors as it was an additional burden on their QA. BHEL invested a lot of time and energy on that program. Then they thought of their engineers training some qualified vendors and improving their level of reliability and quality so that there would not be any need of individual component inspection.
That was an opportunity for Everest Transmission and it was selected as the company was manufacturing quality products and people were technically sound. In 1985, it developed a quality plan with assistance and guidance of BHEL. Based on that plan, it maintained consistent quality and high standard of the product. Moreover, its drawings and designs were standardized and controlled. "Our technology is so flexible, we can custom manufacture special air blowers by alloying and cross linking diverse designs to suit individual requirements and import substitutes," says Yash Pal Kapur, Managing Director of the company.
The leading factor was the quality of the product. In fact, even before going for ISO certification, Everest was maintaining the same procedures since 1985. Says Rajesh Malhotra, Director (Technical) : "We followed the required process. If the process was not giving the required result, we changed the process. But for two years, BHEL engineers worked with us. We were lucky that we had relation with such industrial giants. They taught us the missing quality commitment, the company could handle prestigious projects for clients like BHEL, NTPC, lon Exchange and Thermax. "By working with them, we started understanding their quality requirements, need for written procedure, importance of material identification & co-relation and calibration of test equipment. We learnt these over a period of time," explains Amit Kapur, Director in the company. Initially it started with quality consciousness. That has paid Everest well. As the quality was good, people trusted the product. As the product reliability was good, it got a very good share of the Indian Market.
BROAD PRODUCT LINE
Everest Transmission has a wide range of products including air blowers, water cooled blowers, gas blowers, Vacuum booster pumps, acoustic hoods and enclosures. The blowers provide 100 percent oil free air delivery and are a factory engineered superior product ensuring improved volumetric efficiency. These find application in water treatment plants for backwashing of filter and mixed beds. They are used in effluent treatment plants for diffused aeration and agitation of effluent. Manufacturers in cement plants, aquaculture, chemical plants, electroplating units, paper plants, yarn drying and pneumatic conveying believe in the superior quality of Everest Transmission's products.
Everest air blowers are used in effluent treatment plants for diffused aeration and agitation of effluents.
The Vacuum blowers have not only eased the process but they have helped in saving money by reducing energy consumption. "In sewage treatment plant, when you have to transfer the liquid form one vessel to another vessel, you normally use a slurry pump. Then your pump has to take higher load, as it has to transfer waste materials like papers, plastics, and similar materials. In this case, one can use our Vacuum boosters, which can create Vacuum in one vessel so that the liquid or the slurry could be transferred within a range of seven to eight meters. This not only eases transfer of material but also does it with minimum consumption of energy. That is the beauty of the system," explains Malhotra.