ROURKELA, NOV 28, 2022
The first consignment of 0.3mm Gauge Special Galvanized Sheet, a special thinner gadget steel rolled at Cold Rolling Mill of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), was flagged off by RSP Director In-Charge Atanu Bhowmick on Saturday in the presence of ED (Works) SR Suryawanshi, ED (P&A) PK Satapathy, CGM (CRM, SSM & PP) Kartikeya Behera, other CGMs and senior officers of the Plant.
Notably, Rourkela Steel Plant has started production of 0.3mm thick Galvanised Plain (GP) sheets for the first time and 50 tonnes of 0.3 mm GP sheets have been made in the Cold Rolling Mill. With the production of this critical grade and size of GP sheets, the Plant will be able to cater to a broader market segment.
Lauding the collective on the achievement, DIC Bhowmick said that with rolling of 0.3mm Gauge Special Galvanized Sheet, RSP would be able to enter a broader market segment. SR Suryawanshi and PK Satapathy too congratulated the employees for the stupendous success.
It is worth mentioning that, for rolling of 0.3mm thin GP sheets, steel with restricted chemistry is made in Steel Melting Shops. Thereafter, the slabs are rolled in Hot Strip Mill and passed through pickling line, Cold Reduction Mill (Tandem Mill) and Galvanising lines. This thinner section GP sheets find application mainly in packaging and ducting.