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First-of-its-kind system at RSP

Set up at a total expenditure of Rs 6.93 crore, this first-of-its-kind system in India was inaugurated by Rourkela Steel Plant Chief Executive Officer G S Prasad.

The system will be useful in identification of ovens and carrying out pushing with proper co-ordination and sequencing between different oven machines with the help of a wireless communication channel. In addition, it will also provide solutions for monitoring and database management of different operating parameters.

The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System provided with it is a landmark in itself, which will continuously track positions of oven machines, coking progress in chambers etc and transfer on a real time basis to central station where it is displayed on a big monitor.

This system has ushered a new era of automation in coke ovens batteries all across SAIL. Another significant advantage of this system is that it has got an interlocking facility between different machines, which will eliminate all possibility of any wrong pushing, further improving the safety of employees and equipment. Earlier, this used to be manually guarded and hence there was scope for human error.
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