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EAF with DRI Charging System from SMS Siemag Brought Into Operation at Jindal Steel

10/22/2013 - On 7 August 2013, SMS Siemag successfully commissioned an electric steelmaking plant for Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL).
The plant in Angul in the north-eastern province of Orissa, India, is designed for an annual production of around 2.5 million tons of steel. It processes hot-charged direct reduced iron (DRI) and hot metal.
 
SMS Siemag’s scope of supply comprises a powerful 250-t ARCCESS® electric arc furnace with a 200-MVA transformer, the additive supply system and a 250-ton ladle furnace. The plant comes with a gas cleaning system, ensuring compliance with high environmental standards.

Pictured below: The new 250-ton ladle furnace
 
The electric steelmaking plant has been completely equipped with X-Pact® electrical and automation systems including the technological process models (level 2).
 
Jindal Steel & Power already has two 100-tons electric arc furnaces from SMS Siemag, which have been successfully in operation since 2005.

Pictured below: The teams of JSPL and SMS Siemag in front of the ARCCESS EAF.
 
The DRI making process allows the removal of DRI product at high temperatures from the shaft furnace and feeding it at a temperature of about 600°C continuously to the EAF-based melting process. HDRI (hot direct reduced iron) exploits the thermal energy from the reduction process and is directly charged into the arc furnace via a special charging system.