SAIL's major activities of Rourkela steel plant inaugurated

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New Delhi, Feb 27 (UNI) SAIL Chairman S K Roongta inaugurated the new Tonnage Oxygen Plant-III (TOP-III) at Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) ushering the activities for major activities at Rourkela.

According to a SAIL release issued here today the simple function was held yesterday at the construction site. Other members of the SAIL Board including B N Singh, Managing Director, Rourkela Steel Plant besides several senior executives and employees of the Steel Plant were present on the occasion.

TOP-III, which will have a capacity of 700 tonnes per day (TPD), is being set up to meet the additional requirement of oxygen by 2009, arising due to the installation of coal dust injection technology in existing Blast Furnaces and also for meeting the enhanced production levels of crude steel by introduction of simultaneous blowing in Steel Melting Shop No 2.

The new oxygen plant will supply high purity gaseous oxygen, nitrogen and argon also incorporates the facility to produce liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon.

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