Durgapur Steel Plant: Replacement of Blender Reclaimer with New Barrel Type Reclaimer at RMHP

This new machine is going to benefit the plant in a long run as it is estimated to smoothly ensure 100% supply of blend mix with consistent chemical composition resulting in increased productivity of Sinter and Hot Metal in Blast Furnace.

Suchnaji News. A New Barrel Reclaimer machine was recently installed in the 061 bed at Raw Materials Handling Plant (RMHP) replacing the old Blender Reclaimer. The new machine was inaugurated by BP Singh Director In-charge (Burnpur & Durgapur Steel Plant) on 16.06.2022 amidst presence of senior officials and employees and others.

We know RMHP plant holds significance for any steel industry as it handles important activities from receiving, loading, unloading, storing & transporting raw materials to preparing sinter mix through its state of the art modern Tippler, Stacker, Reclaimer machines installed at the yard.

Any problem at RMHP therefore requires urgent precautionary measures as it can hamper production figures. The old Reclaimer machine at RMHP was also reporting regular breakdowns thereby making it difficult to cater to the demands of sinter mix of both the Sinter Plants.

As such a contract for installation of a new reclaimer machine replacing the old Reclaimer was signed on 29.12.2020 with M/s Elecon Engg. Co. Ltd., Gujarat.

The project was completed in time and the new Reclaimer machine was commissioned on 09.06.2022. The New Barrel Type Reclaimer is a PLC Driven Automatic Machine with 45 nos. of Buckets having overall weight of 450T, Rated Capacity of 900 T/hr., Designed Capacity of 1080 T/hr., Barrel Length of 35 m and Conveyor Belt Width of 1200 mm.

This new machine is going to benefit the plant in a long run as it is estimated to smoothly ensure 100% supply of blend mix with consistent chemical composition resulting in increased productivity of Sinter and Hot Metal in Blast Furnace.

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