Vizag Steel bags National Conservation Award


Visakhapatnam: RINL-Visakhapatnam steel plant chairman and managing director PK Rath received the National Energy Conservation Award- first prize under Integrated Steel Plant category from Union Minister of State (I/c) for Power; Minister of State (I/c) for New & Renewable Energy and Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship RK Singh on Saturday at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

The National Energy Conservation Award- first prize was awarded to RINL for its significant contribution for reduction of specific energy consumption (SEC reduced from 6.40 Gcal/tCS in 2015-16 to 5.98 Gcal/tCS in 2018-19 thus registering reduction of 6.5%) through implementing various waste energy recovery technologies(Coke Dry Quenching, BF Top Pressure recovery system, BF Stoves waste heat recovery , LD Gas recovery, Sinter Cooler heat recovery etc.,), Injection of Pulverized coal in to Blast Furnaces to substitute BF coke, Installation of Billet caster in SMS-2, 120 MW Gas based Captive Power plant and installation of variable frequency drives in electrical systems in various units, installation of 5 MW Solar Power Plant and optimization of process parameters at various units and implementation of Energy Management System(ISO 50001).

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