Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Rourkela Steel plant undertook a dynamic step to improve the quality and reduce waste in Hot Strip Mill by installing a Width Measurement System. This system is the latest generation Measurement system supplied by a California, USA based company VIZIMATION, INC.

S.N.Singh, CEO, RSP inaugurated two Width Measurement Systems at the Hot Strip Mill of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), today on 9th Aug 2011. With the installation of the Width Measurement Systems, many benefits will accrue. These include closer width tolerance, increase in yield for internal customers, better acceptability of HR coils in the market and higher customer satisfaction.

Rourkela Steel plant, invited a global Tender. Seven manufacturers from six countries - Germany, England, Italy, France, Canada and USA participated. After detailed technical and commercial evaluation, the contract was awarded to the US company - Vizimation, Inc.

About Vizimation

Vizimation, a high tech company, based near the Silicon Valley, has already executed similar projects in the world largest steel industries in USA & Europe). Vizimation is renowned for developing innovative and unique technologies. This is Vizimation first project in India.

Width measurement in a hot strip mill is a technically challenging and critical task. In the hot strip mill, the high temperature range of the steel (850C to 1200C) and the speed of travel through the mill (1500 feet/minute), Vizimation technology makes the accurate measurement possible in these challenging environments. Vizimation system is predominantly software based which makes it unique compared to other manufacturers, that rely on hardware.

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