In order to make India self-reliant in alloy & special steels production, ASP was set up in January 1965 under Hindustan Steel Limited, now SAIL. Consultant for ASP was M/s MN Dastur & Co. Technology know how was from M/s Atlas Steels, Canada. Major equipment supplier was JASCON - a Japanese Consortium, while the Reheating Furnaces were supplied by Amco, Canada and Heat Treatment Furnaces supplied by Wellman Incandescent.
ASP has a diverse product portfolio of over 400 grades catering to critical end-use by strategic sectors like, Defence, Railways, Automobiles, Power Plants, Heavy Engineering & Manufacturing Industries, including Steel Plants. Read more in SAIL website
ASP's product basket includes Carbon Constructional Steels, Alloy Constructional Steels (Ni bearing, Cr-Mo bearing & Cr-Ni-Mo bearing), Case Hardening Steels, Die Blocks, Creep Resistant Steels, Spring Steels & High Mn Steels (Hadfield). ASP manufactures high impact resistant steels (armour grade steels) for Defence application and special steels for Naval application. ASP also manufactures Stainless Steels (Austenitic, Ferritic & Martensitic), including colouring of stainless steel plates for decorative applications.
Salem Steel Plant, a special steels unit of Steel Authority of India Ltd, pioneered the supply of wider width stainless steel sheets / coils in India. The plant can produce austenitic, ferritic, martensitic & low-nickel stainless steel in the form of coils & sheets with an installed capacity of 70,000 tonnes / year in Cold Rolling Mill & 3,64,000 tonnes / year in Hot Rolling Mill. Its steel melting shop can produce 1,80,000 tonnes of slabs per annum .In addition, the plant has country's first top-of-the-line stainless steel blanking facility with a capacity of 3,600 tonnes / year of coin blanks & utility blanks / circles. Read more in SAIL website.
Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Plant (VISL) is a pioneer in production of high quality alloy & special steels and pig iron. Steel is produced through BF-BOF-LRF-VD route. The facilities include vacuum degassing, vacuum oxygen decarburisation, ladle refining furnaces, ingot teeming, continuous casting, 1600 Tonnes-hydraulic-high-speed forging press, a fully automatic horizontal long forging machine with high programmable Logic Controller system for a semi-automatic and automatic mode of operation. VISL has an installed capacity of 2,16,000 tonnes of hot metal and 98,280 tonnes of alloy & special steels. Read more in SAIL website
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