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New Annealing and Pickling Line installed at SAIL's Salem Steel Plant Print E-mail
Written by Jeeva   
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Salem: A new Annealing and Pickling Line (AP Line), an important unit of Salem Steel Plant's new Cold Rolling Mill complex, was inaugurated by Soiles Bhattacharya, Director (Finance), Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). He also reviewed the plant's performance including the post-modernisation and expansion activities, which comprise installation of steel melting facilities making it an integrated unit, apart from enhancing of cold rolling and hot rolling capacities.

The newly inaugurated line has a designed capacity of 5,00,000 tonnes per annum.

The line has been installed at a cost of around Rs 266.80 crores and is supplied by Andritz AG, Austria who are equipment manufacturers for stainless steel processing lines. The consortium of suppliers includes ABB Limited and MICCO, Kolkata.

Presently, the line will process the entire hot rolled coils from Hot Rolling Mill to produce 1,93,000 tonnes of hot rolled annealed and pickled coils in No.1 condition and 1,62,000 tonnes will be processed further in the Cold Rolling Mills of the plant. The cold rolled stainless steel capacity of the plant will go up from present 72,000 tonnes level to 1,46,000 tonnes per annum.

The AP Line has been provided with Level-2 automation for consistent product quality, enhanced productivity and competitive product cost. One of the most important features of the line is the pollution control equipments incorporated in its design to meet the stringent emission norms as per international standards.

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