ROURKELA, AUG 11, 2021
Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has registered the best ever monthly specific energy consumption of 5.91 Giga calories per tonne of crude steel (Gcal/TCS) in July, 2021. The remarkable achievement in the key techno-economic front compliments the record production performances by major units of the Steel Plant. Notably, the previous best monthly specific energy consumption was 5.94 Gcal/TCS achieved in January this year.
Specific energy consumption is a key indicator of the overall efficiency of any plant. The unwavering efforts of the collective with greater thrust on further improving the techno-economics helped in achieving the feat. Lower coal consumption at Captive Power Plant-I also contributed to the major achievement. The Steel Plant has been working determinately on achieving specific energy consumption of less than 6Gal/TCS on a continual basis.
The Energy Management Department (EMD) of RSP has been playing an instrumental role in the campaign through a myriad of measures. Apart from conducting awareness and training programmes, the Department has also effectuated necessary modifications and implemented numerous enterprising jobs across different areas of the plant to improve the performance in the key techno-economic parameter.
While RSP is making intensified efforts to reduce cost of production to remain competitive in the steel market, improvement in the key parameter is a significant step in this regard.