Bhilai Steel Plant has recently received the license for production of a full range of IS 7904 Grade steel rod wires. The High Carbon IS 7904 HC38 & HC 80 grade steel wire rod is high value-added steel developed through SMS 3 – WRM route, and used in bridge cables, tyre reinforcement materials.The product will be manufactured in BSP’s Wire Rod Mill, which produces garden variety grades and special steel grades.
March 20, 2023
Steel Authority of India’s Chattisgarh subunit, Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) has received the license to produce a full range of IS 7904 Grade steel wire rods. With the grant of the license, BSP is now in a position to produce High Carbon Wire Rods from its Wire Rod Mill (WRM). The High Carbon IS 7904 HC38 & HC 80 grade steel wire rod is high value-added steel developed through SMS 3 – WRM route. Developed in 5.5 and 6.0 mm product dimensions, this high carbon steel grade of wire rods is used in bridge cables, tyre reinforcement materials.
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A BSP spokesperson shared, “ Not only do these new grades fulfill customer demands and find newer applications, development and supply of value-added grades also fetch higher net sales realization. The new grades are developed by cross-functional teams from the Plant’s Quality Department, steel melting shop and rolling mill. He continued, “The product has leanest chemistry and thus better drawability along with good resistivity, thus making it suitable for application in armored cables in the electrical industry. Customers for this grade include HD Wire, Akhil Steel and national small-scale industries.”
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The plant’s Wire Rod Mill produces garden variety grades and special steel grades including TMT Rods, high corrosion-resistant TMT (HCRM), earthquake resistant TMT (EQR-D) rods & electrode quality wire rods. After modernisation & expansion of the plant, WRM has been rolling out its products with billets from the new and modern Steel Melting Shop 3 (SMS 3) as input.