Sail to start commercial production of HH rails in 2021

Such rails are manufactured utilizing the pinnacle hardening expertise

SAIL, Steel Authority of India, Indian Railways, Head hardened steel, Bhilai Steel Plant, Metro rails, High-speed rail corridors, R 260 grade rails

State-owned metal maker SAIL plans to start commercial production of head hardened (HH) rails on this fiscal. HH rails are particular rails utilized in high-speed freight corridors and metro rail tasks. Such rails are manufactured utilizing the pinnacle hardening expertise to bear about 50 per cent increased stress in comparison with regular rails.

SAIL has arrange services for manufacturing of HH rails on the new Universal Rail Mill (URM) at its Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) in Chhattisgarh, and the chilly trials for a similar have already been accomplished, Chaudhary mentioned.

Though the commissioning of the facility has got delayed on account of COVID-19 pandemic, the company is planning to commence commercial production of the Head Hardened Rails during the current financial year as per the requirement of Indian Railways.

The corporate meets the requirement as and when any order is acquired from the Railways. The Railways is shifting in direction of increased pace and axle load rails and just lately it required R 260 grade rail for its use. SAIL-BSP efficiently rolled and provided the R 260 grade vanadium alloyed particular grade prime rails to the nationwide transporter.

In July 2020, the corporate dispatched the primary batch of particular R 260 grade vanadium alloyed rails to satisfy the requirement of Indian Railways.

SAIL has a long relationship with the Railways and it is one of the most trusted partners of the Railways. It has supplied railway tracks to IR which, if measured, can circumnavigate the earth more than twelve times. Indian Railways is implementing its formidable plan for monitor renewal and laying of recent strains.

SAIL has arrange a brand new 1.2 million tonne every year common rail mill (URM) at a value of about Rs 1,200 crore, as a part of its modernization programme for Bhilai Steel Plant, to supply various kinds of rails. The 130-meter rail rolled at URM is the world’s longest rail in a single piece.

“BSP produces the cleanest rail steel in the world with hydrogen content below 1.6 ppm at Tundish level. Equipped with secondary refining units, the steel melting shops at BSP have the capability to produce a wide variety of steel. SAIL is now in a position to meet the entire requirement for rails of Indian Railways and further strengthen the partnership with IR,” the corporate mentioned.


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