RSP record breaking show in all major areas

Bhubaneswar: Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has completed 2011-12 with record breaking performance in all major areas including hot metal and the sixth consecutive year. The steel plant produced 2.31 MT of Hot Metal, 2.17 MT of Crude Steel and 2.08 MT of Saleable Steel, thereby utilising 115 per cent, 120 per cent and 124 per cent of its capacity respectively which are the best ever figures since inception, RSP sources said today.

On the techno-economics front too the results were equally outstanding with Coke Rate of 529 kg/Ton of Hot Metal, Coal to Hot Metal ratio of 0.966 and Energy Consumption of 6.686 Giga Calorie per ton of Crude Steel.

Best ever lining life of 6543 heats was recorded in the converter of SMS-II, while in the field of Specific Water Consumption also RSP made a significant improvement by bringing it down to 4.09 cubic metre per Ton of Crude Steel.

Every production unit and the associate departments worked in tandem to make this success possible.

The Coke Ovens consistently performed well and registered an average oven pushing of 360.8 numbers per day against the previous best of 356.9 recorded in last year.

The Sinter Plant-II made 1.99 MT of sinter breaking its previous record of 1.98 MT made in 2007. Besides, the Steel Plant registered a growth of 1.7 per cent in HR coil-Total, 3.6 per cent in Plate Mill Plates, 3.5 per cent in HR Plates, 4.8 per cent in ERW Pipes, 13.2 per cent in Galvanized Sheets and 66.9 per cent in production of ET Plates over the year 2010-11, sources said.

The outstanding performance in March 2012 made a significant contribution to the Steel Plant`s success in the last fiscal. In the said month, RSP produced 2.11 lakh Tonnes of Hot Metal, 2.0 lakh tonnes of Crude Steel and 2.02 lakh tonnes of Saleable Steel thereby registering the best ever monthly production since inception of the Plant.

G.S.Prasad, CEO, RSP has congratulated the employees on their achievement and exhorted them to continue the good work from the beginning of 2012-13 and maintain the tempo so as to touch new peaks of excellence.