SAIL Chairman Sh. C.S.Verma inaugurates a new unit at SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plan

New Delhi, Jan 20: An Air Separation Unit (ASU)-3 at Tonnage Oxygen Plant-II of SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) was inaugurated  today by C.S.Verma, Chairman, Steel Authority of India Limited, who is on a day’s  visit to RSP. B.B.Singh, Director (Personnel), SAIL, G.S.Prasad, CEO, RSP, were among senior officers present on the occasion.

The ASU-III which has capacity to produce 700 tonnes of Oxygen per day, would help the blast furnaces in improving the hot metal production. The new ASU would also facilitate simultaneous blowing of the convertors in SMS-II which will in turn improve the efficiency of the steel melting shop.

Verma also inaugurated the High Top Pressure at Blast Furnace-III of RSP. The job has been carried out using in-house resources. The project is designed for Top Pressure up to 0.4 kg/cm2  which would facilitate increasing the production and productivity of the blast furnace.

C.S. Verma ,Chairman also visited the various modernization & expansion sites of Rourkela steel plant and interacted with the Plant’s Projects collective.