Rourkela: The Reheating Furnace-I of Hot Strip Mill-II (HSM-II) of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) was lighted up on 5th November 2019 for the dry out process.
Dipak Chattaraj, CEO, RSP ignited the burners of the furnace in the presence of Raj Vir Singh, ED (P&A), Mr. Gautam Banerjee, ED (Works), D K Mohapatra, ED (MM), Pankaj Kumar, ED (Projects), many Chief General Managers, Senior Officers of RSP and representatives of Messrs L&T and Mitsubishi limited.
Chattaraj expressed happiness over the crossing of the major milestone in the project work of the new state-of-the-art Mill with a rated capacity of 3 Million Tonne per annum. He congratulated the collective and urged them to make collective efforts to start the hot trial of HSM-II at the earliest.
It is worth mentioning here that the Hot Strip Mill-II of RSP is being constructed by the consortium of Messrs Mitsubishi Japan along with its partners Messrs Primetals, Messrs Fives Stein, France and L&T and its partner Messrs Fives stein India.
HSM-II has two Reheating Furnaces. The 300 TPH (Tons per Hour) Reheating Furnace-I is a conventional recuperative walking beam type dual fired Digital Reheating Furnace. It is designed for charging cold-rolled non-grain-oriented slabs at a temperature of 20-degree centigrade. The furnace will discharge slabs at a maximum temperature of 1280 degree centigrade.
The Mill after coming to stream will produce world-class HR coils thereby enabling RSP to enter niche segments and expand its market share.