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Sharan A.,R and nter for Iron and Steel | Kumar V.,R and nter for Iron and Steel | Rani U.,R and nter for Iron and Steel | Ilangovan S.,R and nter for Iron and Steel | And 7 more authors.
MPT Metallurgical Plant and Technology International | Year: 2014

An advanced automation system has recently been implemented at the Bhilai Steel Plant of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL). The integration of the new systems in critical parts of the mill has provided substantial improvement in the reliability of the controls, resulting in a decrease in downtime and the consequent increase in mill productivity.


Reddy T.S.,Research and Development Center for Iron and Steel | Chintaiah P.,Research and Development Center for Iron and Steel | Bhattacharya A.K.,Research and Development Center for Iron and Steel | Dubey P.K.,Research and Development Center for Iron and Steel | And 10 more authors.
Steel Times International | Year: 2010

SAIL's Research and Development Center for Iron and Steel (RDCIS) has developed a curtain flame ignition system to solve the problem faced by the conventional system. The new system has been implemented at Bhilai Steel Plant to improve its energy efficiency significantly. The concept involves changing the process of heat transfer to the top layer of the sinter bed from radiant to convective. Top mounted small gas-fired burners are placed in an assembly in a single row at an angle of 90° to the direction of the strand movement to overcome the disadvantage of non-uniformity of heating by convective heat transfer. The installation of the system at Bhilai Steel Plant has resulted in a significant improvements in energy efficiency by more than 30%. It has been observed that improvement in sinter productivity at the plant also result in an improvement in BF productivity due to availability of extra charge.


Singh R.K.,PE Sustainability Solutions | Murty H.R.,Bhilai Steel Plant | Gupta S.K.,Indian Institute of Technology Bombay | Dikshit A.K.,Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Ecological Indicators | Year: 2012

Sustainability indicators and composite index are gaining lot of importance and increasingly recognized as a powerful tool for policy making and public communication in providing information on countries and corporate performance in fields such as environment, economic, social, or technological improvement. By conceptualizing phenomena and highlighting trends, sustainability indicators simplify, quantify, analyze and communicate the complex and complicated information. There are number of initiatives exist on indicators and frameworks for sustainable development. This article provides an overview various sustainability indices applied in sustainability domain. The paper also compiles the information related to sustainability indices formulation strategy, scaling, normalization, weighting and aggregation methodology. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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