Synopsis: The Pipe Plant-ERW at SAIL's Rourkela Steel Plant set a new single-day production record by producing 575 tonnes of pipes on October 15, 2023. This accomplishment surpassed the previous record of 552 tonnes from September 2022. The achievement highlights the team's dedication and efficiency in the production of high-quality pipes.Article:In a noteworthy feat, the Pipe Plant-ERW at SAIL's Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) reached a significant milestone by achieving a new single-day production record. On October 15, 2023, the plant successfully manufactured 575 tonnes of pipes, surpassing its previous best of 552 tonnes recorded on September 25, 2022. This remarkable achievement showcases the dedication and capabilities of the team.Director In-Charge Congratulates the Collective: Atanu Bhowmick, Director In-Charge (DIC) of RSP, with an additional charge of Bokaro Steel Plant, visited the ERW Pipe Plant on October 16 to extend his congratulations to the collective responsible for this exceptional performance. He was joined by a team of executives, including S R Suryawanshi, ED (Works), Somnath Tripathy, ED (MM), Tarun Misra, ED (P&A), Alok Verma, ED (Mines), and A K Behuria, ED (F&A).During his visit, the DIC expressed his admiration for the recent outstanding achievements of the Pipe Plant. He encouraged the team to continue focusing on enhancing profitability through value addition while maintaining the highest quality in their products. Efficiency and excellence in catering to a niche market were emphasized as key goals.Maintaining Excellence and Safety: Suryawanshi, in his congratulatory address, urged the collective to sustain their excellent performance. He stressed the need to reduce production costs through innovative methods and optimal resource utilization. Safety standards were also highlighted as a paramount concern, and the team was encouraged to uphold these standards.Collective Effort and Meticulous Planning: This remarkable feat was accomplished through the concerted efforts of the entire pipe plant collective. Various departments, including Production Planning & Control, Research & Control Lab, Hot Strip Mills, Traffic & Raw Materials Department, and others, provided well-coordinated support. The success was the result of meticulous planning and execution, from ensuring coil availability to seamless logistics throughout the production process, including HR coil charging, processing, testing, and finished pipe stacking. The electrical and mechanical maintenance teams worked relentlessly to maintain equipment availability and eliminate delays.Acknowledging Support and Guiding Principles: Subrat Kumar, CGM (HSM-1, CRM, SSM, Roll Shop & Pipe Plants), expressed gratitude to the associated departments for their unwavering support. He also thanked the top management for their valuable guidance and pledged the department's ongoing efforts to meet and exceed expectations.Celebrating Success: The achievement was celebrated in the presence of several CGMs, Senior Officers of the Plant, numerous employees, and executives from Pipe Plants and associated departments. Avinash Choudhary, GM (Pipe Plant), welcomed the gathering and coordinated the event.Conclusion:SAIL's Rourkela Steel Plant has set a remarkable production record, reflecting the dedication and coordination of the entire team. This achievement not only highlights their ability to surpass previous milestones but also emphasizes the importance of maintaining efficiency, safety, and innovation in steel production. The plant's commitment to quality and excellence is clearly demonstrated in this significant accomplishment.