SAIL to augment use of domestically produced refractory products
A substantial quantity of imported refractory is currently used in the steel plant operations in India
The Steel Authority of India (SAIL) has decided to increase usage of domestically produced refractory products across its integrated steel plants.
Refractories are essential materials used by the steel industry in the internal linings of blast furnaces and converters used for steel making, in vessels for holding and transporting metals, in furnaces for heating steel before further processing, etc.
A substantial quantity of imported refractory is currently used in the steel plant operations in India.
In a bid to maximise domestically produced refractories, SAIL is taking several initiatives. The Central government’s thrust on Atmanirbhar Bharat is an opportunity for domestic refractory manufacturers and can mutually benefit the domestic steel industry.
This is an opportunity for domestic refractory manufacturers to cater to the domestic requirements. For this, they will have ample opportunity to invest in research and development (R&D) and develop alternate refractory products for which SAIL will give the platform for trial.