Bangladesh is looked upon as an upcoming steel market. With environment norms becoming stricter in the nation, collapse of its ship breaking industry, and growth in infrastructure projects, emphasis on quality steel production has been Bangladesh’s way to support its emerging economy.
In that regard, the BSRM Group aspires to produce the highest quality steel products, continuously enhancing customer satisfaction and becoming a reliable business partner to their customers and suppliers. Inductotherm shares these values and is a part of the team that has been supporting BSRM to achieve their goals for over 12 years.
BSRM produces mild steel billets to feed its rolling mill to make international quality concrete reinforcement bars conforming to ASTM A615 Grade 40, structural sections such as angles, channels and flat bars that also conform to international standards. BSRM uses the most advanced technologies, positioning them as one of the world’s major steel producers.
“We work with a lot of steel mills around the world and we always enjoy working with the technology driven BSRM Group. From the first units we installed in 2005 to this most recent system, it gives us great pleasure to support them as they continue to grow their business”, stated Mr Jagat Shah, Managing Director, Inductotherm Group India.
“We have taken up the challenge of producing a large quantity of steel most efficiently through the induction furnace route and therefore, decided to go for the 50 tonne furnaces. We ended up commissioning the world’s largest plant for billet making through induction furnaces, which has been possible due to technical leadership, partnership and commitment from Inductotherm Group”, stated Mr Aameir Alihussain, Managing Director, BSRM Group, Bangladesh.
22,000 KW – 50 Tonne Furnaces
The installed capacity of the new melt shop is close to 900,000 tonnes per annum and consists of four 22,000 kW VIP® induction power supplies, each powering a 50 tonne furnace. This combination of equipment makes it the largest steel plant in the world operating induction furnaces.
BSRM increased productivity and efficiency by taking advantage of induction furnace technology in order to survive in a low-margin and highly competitive market. The new melting furnaces will minimize operating costs and reduce particulate and noise pollution.
Steel billet being produced using induction furnaces, ladle refining furnaces and continuous casters is proven to be commercially viable in terms of quality and cost to feed rolling mills producing commercial grade steel such as rebar, wire rod, and pipes, as well as light and small sections.
34,000 MTPA Capacity FBE Coating Plant for Rebar
BSRM invested in this technology, again keeping faith in Inductotherm for supplying a full plant for FBE coating. This technology will give additional value to BSRM by producing the FBE coated rebar to be used in special construction applications where corrosion prevention is mandatory. FBE coated rebar almost doubles the structural life of concrete.
Inductotherm Group provides outstanding equipments and services to all of its customers operating the most technologically-advanced equipment around the world in 129 countries.
Source: Steel 360 Magazine Aug’17 Issue