Climate & Energy Goals

As an industry leader, INSEE Cement wishes to set an example and take definite action to support the Paris Climate Agreement, contributing to the UNFCCC target of limiting global warming to a 2-degree scenario with a 15% reduction of CO2 emissions from the 2020 baseline value. This ambitious target is supported by multiple initiatives such as the introduction of low carbon cement to the Sri Lankan market with a reduced clinker factor, the gradual discontinuation of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) production, and the increase of Thermal Substitution Rate (TSR) by using alternative sustainable fuels. INSEE Cement also aims to reduce specific electricity consumption by 10%, while sourcing at least 20% of consumed electricity from alternative energy sources.

Key Projects:

Introducing Superior Blended / Composite Cement Solutions to the Sri Lankan Market

INSEE Cement Lanka continues to navigate the local construction industry towards meeting international benchmarks by introducing innovative cement solutions especially engineered to address ecological and economical challenges faced with traditional OPC cements. The result of years of research and innovation, INSEE continues to expand on an impressive superior blended and composite cement portfolio, generating some of the lowest carbon footprints than any OPC Cement currently available in the Sri Lankan market.

Energy Security Plan

Our industrial waste management arm INSEE Ecocycle are co-processing the renewable alternative fuels such as biomass. And provide 100% environment friendly disposal method for other industrial waste such as l fabric offcuts, wood waste, paper, cardboard, packaging, and certain plastics as biofuel, replacing 40% of fossil fuel generated energy in cement production. Such alternative sustainable fuels increase INSEE Cement’s Thermal Substitution Rate (TSR) And decrees the non-renewable fossil fuel usage. This is helping to decrees carbon footprint in cement manufacturing process.

Climate Control

Switch to composite cement (Clinker factor reduction) and Increase the alternative fuel usage (TSR increment) is the key strategic initiatives which INSEE is taking to reduce net specific CO2 (scope 1) in cement manufacturing process to help climate impacts.
Optimizing the manufacturing process, using environment friendly equipment, switching to renewable electrical energy sources such as Solar PV are the key initiatives which INSEE is taking to reduce net specific CO2 in scope 2

A wide range of tests and equipment to assess fresh and hardened concrete properties

  • Specified Tests for Self-Compacting Concrete
    • Flow Table Test – BS EN 12350-5:2019
    • J-Ring Test – BS EN 12350-12:2010
    • V Funnel – BS EN 12350-09:2010
    • L Box – EN 12350
  • Slump test – BS EN 12350-2 and ASTM C143
  • Density of fresh concrete – ASTM C138
  • Air content in fresh concrete – ASTM 231
  • Concrete bleeding – ASTM 232
  • Concrete setting time – ASTM C403
  • Compressive Strength up to 180 MPa – Testing Machines (3000 & 4000KN) – Double the existing strength standards in Sri Lanka
  • NDT for Compressive Strength up to 130 MPa – Impact Rebound Hammers – Double the existing equipment capacity in Sri Lanka
  • Flexural Strength – ASTM C78 / BS EN 12390-5-2019
  • Splitting Resistance – ASTM C-496 / EN 12390-6 / EN 1338
  • Concrete Specimen Grinding Machine – BS EN 12390-2 2019/ ASTM D4543

A wide range of tests and equipment to assess and ensure your aggregate grade meets the demand and requirement of your concrete.

  • INSEE Measurement Tools
    • INSEE Blue™ – Assess clay content as key quality indicator for manufactured and natural pit sand
    • INSEE Shape™ – Assess the grain shape particles as key quality indicator for manufactured sand
  • Coarse and fine aggregate particles size distribution – ASTM C136 / C136M – 19 & BS EN 933-1
  • Relative Density and Absorption of Coarse Aggregates – ASTM C127-12
  • Aggregate Impact Value (AIV) – BS EN 1097-2:2010
  • Flakiness Index & Elongation Index – BS EN 933-3:2012
  • Soundness Test of Aggregates – SN EN 206-1
  • Aggregate Crushing Value (ACV)- BS EN 1097-2:2010
  • Los Angeles Abrasion Test – ASTM C 131-06

A range of tests to assess properties of fresh concrete that go beyond the traditional ‘slump test’, improving the quality and consistency of concrete.

  • INSEE Measurement Tools
    • INSEE Flow™
    • INSEE Heat™
    • INSEE Color™
    • INSEE ConTemp™
  • ICAR Rheometer for paste, mortar & concrete toassess pumpability, flow resistance, thickness, slump retention, admixtures compatibility
  • Grout for Pre-Stressing Tendons – BS EN 445 2007
  • Electrical Conductivity for paste & mortar
  • Cementometer™ latest microwave technology for the determination of fresh concrete water to cement w/c ratio

Advanced testing with durability indicators to optimize structural performance and extend the service life of concrete structures exposed to severe environments.

  • Rapid Chloride Permeability Test - ASTM C1202
  • Bulk Electrical Conductivity of Hardened Concrete - ASTM C1760-12
  • Specific Resistivity - RILEM TC154 - AASHTO T358
  • Concrete Carbonation - Swiss SIA 262-1/1 CEN/TS 12390-12
  • O2 Permeability - RILEM 116-PCD CEMBUREAU Method
  • Capillary Water Absorption/ Sorptivity - Swiss SIA 262/1:2013 ASTM C1585-04
  • Initial Surface Absorption (ISAT) - BS 1881 Part 5
  • Water Permeability - EN 12390-8:2000
  • Concrete Sulphate Resistance - SIA 262-1/A