Tiruchirapalli, Apr 5 UNI | 4 months ago

The Seamless Steel Tube Plant (SSTP) at BHEL here is augmenting its capacity from 35,000 ton to 86,600 ton per annum at an investment of about Rs 159 crore for manufacturing of seamless steel tubes that are required for making critical boiler components.

A BHEL press release said here today that a higher capacity push bench powered by two motor operating in tandem has been commissioned at the Hot Mill of The Seamless Steel Tube Plant of BHEL here. At a function held at SSTP here today, AV Krishnan, Executive Director, BHEL here, inaugurated the higher capacity push bench and the Push Bench operation is a critical process which converts billets into a mother hollows from which a wide range of finished tubes are produced in various sizes, the release added.

By successfully establishing the push bench process for a maximum length billet of 1600 mm, the capacity of SSTP has been increased to 86,600 MT from 35,000 ton before capacity augmentation was taken up.

Mr Krishnan also inaugurated Water Softening Plant and Backwash filter, Dust collector of KR 75 Tube straightening and Automatic temperature monitoring system in Pickling Plant, the release added.

(Posted on 05-04-2014)