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SOURCE: PTI

A high level team from Indian Navy has expressed satisfaction over the quality of rolling of DMR-249 A grade plates through a new heat treatment line in Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP).

The team comprising Commodore Amit Rastogi, Additional Director General of Quality Assurance (Naval), New Delhi, and senior officers visited RSP recently for final inspection of the plates before dispatch, RSP sources said today.

The team visited various production and rolling facilities as well as the Special Plate Plant (SPP) to witness the technical input of the crucial process of steel making and the heat treatment of DMR-249A grade plates through the New Heat Treatment Line, they said.

The use of laser technology adopted by SPP on the various aspects of inspection such as surface quality, flatness & waviness of the plates was well appreciated by the team during the final inspection, they said.

It is worth mentioning here that earlier the steel making and plate rolling for this grade of plates used to be made in Bhilai Steel Plant. The plates were then heat treated at Special Plate Plant of RSP.

However, after the latest phase of modernisation at Rourkela, the entire process right from steel making to heat treatment can now be carried out in RSP.

This would not only lead to greater synergy but will also reduce the time and money due to improved logistics, the sources said.

Commodore Rastogi and his team also had a meeting with Subhendra Das, ED (Works) and other senior officers of RSP.

“The team expressed their overall satisfaction and happiness over the state-of-art technology and facilities of RSP,” they said.

So, teaming up with DMRL, Indian Navy and RDCIS, RSP can develop special steel required for the Indian Navy and contribute towards making the Make in India mission successful, sources said.

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