Special equipment at steel factory

Published: 17th July 2013 10:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2013 10:35 AM   |  A+A-

Electrotherm (India), a Ahmedabad based company, has commissioned ELdFOS - a special metallurgical equipment for carrying out dephosphorisation and desulphurisation - in a steel factory situated at Gummidipoondi, about 60 kilometers north of Chennai.

The first-of-its-kind technology would strengthen the viability of small and medium steel producers using induction furnace for melting. They can now produce high quality steel employing this new technology for refining, said Manoj, Assistant Vice President of international business, Electrotherm (India) Ltd.

 Briefing newspersons here on Tuesday, he said, the presence of phosphorus in steel would make it hard and unusable when subjected to sub-zero temperatures.

“Several researches on the sinking of Titanic Ship attributed the presence of voluminous phosphorus in steel used for making the vessel as a cause for the disaster. Henceforth, with a view to produce steel having phosphorus and sulphur within specified norms, we have made the metallurgical equipment called ELdFOS,” he added.

 The equipment is meant for companies making steel through induction furnace route.

“The new technology also helps steel manufacturers to adhere to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) norms, which would be mandatory in a few months from now,” he pointed out.

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