Steel Authority of India Ltd's Bhilai Steel Plant’s blast furnaces have again set a new record in daily hot metal production. The five blast furnaces of Bhilai Steel Plant currently in operation together produced 17,525 tonnes of hot metal on 13th Jan 2021, surpassing the previous best of 17,156 tonnes produced on 11th Jan 2021. New day records had also been set on 9th and 10th Jan 2021 with 17,050 tonnes and 17,071 tonnes produced, respectively.
For three days in a row, the Plant’s Blast Furnace 8, Mahamaya has recorded the highest Coal Dust Injection rate. On 13th Jan 2021, Blast Furnace 8 recorded its highest CDI rate of 182 kg per tonne of hot metal, surpassing the previous best records of 180 kg per tonne recorded on 12th Jan 21 and 178 kg per tonne recorded on 11th Jan 2021.