RSP records best single day production of Hot Metal

Rourkela: Blast furnaces of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) made 7421 tons of Hot Metal on February 12, which is the best ever production figure for any single day since inception.

The earlier record of 7388 tons was created on December 25, 2011. "One significant aspect of the record breaking performance was the Blast Furnace-III making 2002 tons of hot metal, which is again the best ever performance of the furnace," RSP sources said today. The earlier record of Blast Furnace-III was 1887 tons created on December 24, 2011.

The Steel Melting Shop-II matched the performance of the Blast Furnaces by producing 6376 Tons of Crude Steel through 42 blows. This is again a new record since inception, the sources said.