Jamshedpur: A two-day workshop on �Agglomeration of Ore Fines�, a joint initiative by Tata Steel and The Indian Institute of Metals – Jamshedpur chapter, kicked off today at SNTI auditorium.
Experts from different manufacturing industries, designer industries and research laboratories are participating in this workshop.
Chief Guest for the occasion, B K Das, Vice President, Coke Sinter Iron (CSI), Tata Steel along with Ashwani Kumar Saxena, Chairman, Jharkhand State Level Expert Appraisal Committee and Bhaskar Roy, Secretary General, the Indian Institute of Metals, inaugurated the workshop.
Ujjal Chakraborty, the Co-chairman of the workshop, in his welcome speech emphasised the purpose of the workshop, which essentially is to explore means to achieve operational excellence in the agglomeration process of ore fines and 100% waste utilization.
B K Das highlighted the importance of continual improvement and innovation in the process of agglomeration of ore fines which has a bearing on the efficiency of blast furnace with respect to cost and quality.
Ashwani Kumar Saxena and Bhaskar Roy drew attention of the delegates towards waste utilization in pellet making, effect of sintering and pelletizing process on environment and future of ore mining.
Speakers from various manufacturing, designing industries and research institutes like Outotec, FLSmidth Pvt Ltd, RINL, RDCIS (BSL and RSP), Essar, BRPL Odisha, TRDDC Pune, Brahmani River Pellet Ltd (Jajpur), CSIR-IMMT and IIT Bombay presented their papers in three different sessions on Raw material preparation, Sinter making process and equipment and Material preparation for pelletizing.
Other industry players like NML, Thermo Fisher Scientific, JSPL (Barbil and Raigarh), JSW (Salem and Bellary), L&T and Tata Steel will present their papers on second day of the workshop on Sinter quality control, Pelletizing process and quality control, Energy and environment.