In an attempt to further expand and enrich the product basket of RSP and meet market expectations, the Hot Strip Mill – 2 of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant has successfully rolled out HR coils in SAILCOR grade with 1250 mm width and 2.0 mm thickness for the first time on 25th October 2022. The HSM – 2 collective is committed to further fine tune and stabilize the product.
It is noteworthy that previously 3 coils of the same grade (1250 x 2.3 mm) were successfully attempted. Equipped with cutting edge technologies and operated by a team of highly motivated technocrats, the HSM-2 has been making relentless efforts to develop newer grades with customized specifications to cater to the niche market segments. Earlier, the HSM-2 has been successful in rolling HR Coils up to 3 millimetre thickness in the same category. HSM-2 has also carried out trial rolling of MC40, API X70 and rolling of coil with 2000 mm of width and upto 5 mm thickness and wider LPG coil with 1680 mm width.
The Hot Strip Mill-2 with 3 Million Tonne per annum (MTPA) capacity is a state-of-the-art mill with few parallels in India and will be producing world-class hot rolled (HR) coils. With high level of automation, this mill has the potential to produce coils of Carbon Structural Steel, High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel, High Carbon Steel, LPG Cylinder Steel, Low Alloy Steel, API (up to X100) Pipe Steel and Auto-grade steel. Equipped with the latest and sophisticated technology, the Mill has the ability to meet the stringent requirements of the customers in terms of quality, finish, dimensions and other parameters.