Producing Steel In A “Greener-Way”

In Environment, Clean Talk, News, Sustainability, Technology

Producing steel in a ‘greener-way’ has been a constant endeavor of SAIL‘s Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP). With this objective in mind new technologies and systems are being incorporated in a strategic manner from time to time.

One major such initiative is the installation of a Dry Fog Dust Suppression System (DFDS) in the Phase- II area of Ore Bedding and Blending Plant (OBBP) in March 2020.

The new system installed at the base mix preparation and dispatch area in OBBP is playing an important role in reducing the particulate matter concentration in ambient air, besides improving the working environment.

Installation of two secondary emission control systems or dog houses in the Basic Oxygen Furnace – 1 and 2 of Steel Melting Shop-2 on December 30, 2019, was another major environmental-friendly endeavour of RSP in the recent times.

The secondary ventilation systems are designed to collect gases and fumes by specially designed hoods/enclosures, arranged as close as possible at the emission source, during material handling and non-blow period.

This extremely efficient system is eliminating the discharge of dust to the environment thereby making the environment much cleaner and healthier.

Apart from the above stated, to further enhance the canopy of green inside the steel plant premises, 1.45 lakh saplings were planted during last one year.

This is a SAIL press release, edited by Clean-Future Team

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