Jamshedpur, December 5, 2016: Tata Steel today inaugurated the second phase of CRM BARA. Mr TV Narendran, MD, Tata Steel, India and SEA graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
Speaking on the occasion Mr Narendran said ‘During the inception of CRM BARA Phase I we faced few challenges. I am very happy to see that the learnings and experience from Phase I has been implemented in Phase II, I would like to congratulate the entire team for the good work done. This complex has a lot of potential and is one of the most important customer facing divisions of Tata Steel. I wish the team a great success in the coming years’
While addressing the gathering Mr Anand Sen, President, TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel said ‘We had many hurdles to overcome before the start of this project. The team has done an excellent job! CRM BARA is truly a customer’s plant, wherein the bulk of value addition is done before the material enters the customer’s premises. Packaging, Handling and Logistics is an area where we need to continuously focus on’
The up gradation of facilities in Phase II such as the reversing mill were installed to meet the full hard cold rolled (FHCR) requirement of Tata Blue Scope Ltd at CRM, Bara, which is of 0.25 MTPA capacity. In the current ramp- up of TBSL, the unutilized capacity of the reversing mill is being used to produce HRSPO. To meet the increased demand of HRSPO in automotive sector, a 0.3 MTPA hot rolled skin passing facility has been installed.
After the implementation of Phase-II expansion Project, part of the pickled coils will be input to the hot skin pass mill, which is also being installed as a part of the project. In order to cater to the input requirement of the new hot skin pass mill for hot rolled coils, the production capacity of the existing pickling line has been increased to 0.68 mtpy from the designed capacity of 0.5 mtpy. The final product from the plant after augmentation shall now be full hard cold rolled, hot rolled pickled and oiled coils and hot rolled pickled, skin passed oiled coils.
The automation system at Phase II is now designed with state-of-the-art instrumentation and programmable logic controller to monitor and control the various parameters for the safe and efficient operation of HSPM & Pickling Line
Key safety features implemented in the expansion of Phase II includes; Coil placement is allowed only if no persons are present within the dangerous area, Positioning interlocking, Process safety interlocks controlled through PLC, Hard wired emergency stop switches in control room & in the field for quick isolation / stoppage of equipment, Tail catcher at the exit side of Pickling Line against recoiler mandrel to restrict uncoiling at the end and separate pup-coil removal system for HSPM
Some of the other features of phase II are; installation of long travel intra bay transfer car & two interbay transfer cars for smooth transferring of coils without much interfacing of cranes and optimum use of storage areas; Optimum use of available space for keeping both inventory and dispatch for one & half days, Layout has been optimized to retain and provide as much as greenery to the plant by providing all required facilities along with keeping the existing practice of unidirectional logistics.
The plant was inaugurated in the presence of Mr Suresh Dutt Tripathy, Vice President, HRM, Tata Steel, Mr Sudhanshu Pathak, VP, Steel Manufacturing, Tata Steel, Mr Sunil Bhaskaran, VP, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, Mr Alok Kaganat, VP, Engineering and Projects, Tata Steel, and Mr Ravi Prasad, President, TWU
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