SAIL RSP Registers Highest Torpedo Ladle Life
Pragativadi News reported that Steel Authority of India Limited’s Rourkela Steel Plant has registered a new national record in Torpedo ladle life. The plant
Pragativadi News reported that Steel Authority of India Limited’s Rourkela Steel Plant has registered a new national record in Torpedo ladle life. The plant scripted this record by clocking Life of 2552 heats in Torpedo ladle 2 in a single campaign surpassing the earlier best Life of 2407 heats achieved in November 2020. The Torpedo ladle2 started its campaign on 13th June 2018 and after handling 762,207 tonnes of hot metal, it was ultimately putdown for debricking on 24th April 2021.
The significant achievement was made possible because of efforts of Refractory Engineering (Services) and Blast Furnace department. Such high life in torpedo ladles could only be possible with the adoption of innovative lining pattern and maintenance practices by Refractory Engineering Department like metal heal practice, window repair concept, modifications in heating cycle, online inspection and thermography etc. As on date three mid repairs were carried out in the torpedo ladle in line with the scheduled maintenance plan.