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Commissioning of COKE OVEN BATTERY-5 begins with light up of Chimney    05-Jul-2019     View PDF हिंदी में पढ़े


Sri PK Rath, CMD, RINL  launched the commissioning activities of new Coke Oven Battery--5 Project Complex with the light up of Chimney of Battery  in the august presence of Directors and Senior Officials of the RINL-VSP today.While addressing the gathering, Sri Rath congratulated all the persons involved in the Battery Project and stressed the importance of the commissioning of the Battery as per schedule and exhorted them  to put all out efforts to achieve the same with strict adherence to safety standards. Sri P Raychaudhury, Director (Commercial), Sri KC Das, Director (Personnel), Sri VV Venugopal Rao, Director (Finance), Sri R Nagarajan, ED (Projects) I/c and senior official were present on the occasion. Battery heating will be taken up after achieving required draft in the chimney, which will take about 10 to 15 days. Chimney is 120 M tall RCC structure (2450 cum) with inside refractory work (1300 tones). The Chimney is designed to exhaust the waste flue gas generated during operation of the battery. The Battery with Chimney is being constructed by BEC consortium under the consultancy of M/s MECON Limited. On the occasion, Employees of VSP, MECON, Foreign experts from Giprokoks & CUI, BEC, representatives of unions, Contract work force were present. COB-5 RINL, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant constructed the Coke Oven Batter-5 (COB-5) to cater to the Coke requirement of the plant which was expanded to 6.3 mtpa Liquid Steel capacity. RINL also added one more million ton by modernizing and revamping the existing production units, thus taking the overall capacity to 7.3 mtpa. The COB-5 was constructed along with the existing batteries at an estimated cost of Rs.2,500 crores with a  production capacity of 8.40 lakh tons of Blast Furnace grade Coke per year, one of the key raw material for Hot Metal production. The COB will be  similar to the existing ones,  7 metre tall and  67 Ovens each and a By-product recovery – Top charge type battery. The Coke Oven Batter-5 will generate 14 MW of power through waste heat recovery project also. RINL is presently having four Coke Oven Batteries producing 2.48 million Tons of BF grade Coke. The Coke requirement for the Blast Furnaces (net & dry) for 6.5 mtpa capacity has been estimated at 2.88 mtpa with 15% ash content.