SAIL modernized its plant to increase its capacity
Achieving an important milestone towards the completion of Steel Authority of India Ltd.’s (SAIL) modernization and expansion program, which is in concluding stage, SAIL’s Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) has blown in the Blast Furnace (BF) No. 8 – Mahamayasuccessfully. This is the first step towards commissioning of Mahamaya which has a useful volume of 4060 cubic metre and capacity of producing 8030 tonnes of hot metal per day or and 2.8 million tonnes per annum.
With the new furnace on-stream, SAIL BSP’s hot metal capacity will go up to 7.5 million tonnes per annum from the present production level of around 5 MT.BF No. 8 has various new generation technological features like Cast-House and Stock House DedustingSystem, Top Pressure Recovery Turbine (TRT), Pulverised Coal Injection (PCI), Modern Heat Transmission System through Carbon Block, Ceramic Cup and SGI & Cu-staves and other state-of-the-art energy-efficient and pollution control equipment including Waste Heat Recovery system.