Anti Flaking Furnace opened at RSP

Bhubaneswar
21 May 2017

Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) now has a new Anti Flaking Furnace for treatment of special grade alloy steel, which are mostly used for defence purposes.
The Furnace, opened on May 19, will be used for Anti-flaking treatment of special grade of high strength alloy steel with very low Sulphur, Phosphorus and Hydrogen content, RSP said in a statement on Sunday.
"These steel are mostly used for defence purposes.
Anti flaking treatment is done immediately after rolling. The plates are stacked inside a furnace at a particular temperature to remove the Hydrogen from steel by diffusion," it said.
Earlier, RSP did not have this facility, which was opened at its new plate mill. Installed at an approximate expenditure of Rs 3.7 crore, the job was completed in a record time of 2 months, it said.
The new Anti Flaking Furnace was inaugurated Raman, Director (Technical), SAIL on 19th May 2017 in the presence of senior officers of RSP. (PTI)