RSP records significant success in energy mgmt

Rourkela: Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has recorded significant success in the field of energy management through strategic planning and effective implementation. The steel plant registered specific energy consumption of 6.868 giga calories per tonne of Crude Steel (TCS), which is the lowest ever since inception, RSP sources said.

The previous best was 6.8702 G cal/TCS in 2010-11.

Energy conservation measures taken up by the Energy Management Department in RSP have yielded a saving of 3.3 per cent over the period of four years from 7.0948 G Cal/TCS in 2008-09 to 6.8602 G Cal/TCS in 2011-12.

This has resulted in a financial savings of about Rs 108 crore at the present cost of energy, they said.

The major projects implemented in recent years were enrichment of BF gas to CPP-I by injection of mixed gas, oxygen enrichment of blast in blast furnaces 2 and 3, re-building of energy efficient Battery-IV with zero leak doors, mixed gas firing in MP Boilers 1 and 2, commissioning of high top pressure operation of BF-III and commissioning of new energy efficient 700 TPD ASU-III of TOP-II.

The most challenging target of specific energy consumption, i.e., 6.7346 GCal/TCS has been taken for the year 2012-13.

For this many major energy conservation projects will be taken up in the near future besides other small energy conservation activities.

The new units namely coke oven cattery, new blast furnace, new sintering unit and the new plate mill having state of the art energy efficient technologies will further improve the performance of the steel plant on the energy conservation front.